VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Volkswagen

VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO SURFRIDER FOUNDATION  -Surfrider Foundation and Volkswagen's Think Blue. Campaign Encourage Promotion of Clean Water-

Herndon, VA, March 31, 2014 - Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has renewed its sponsorship of the Surfrider Foundation for a second year. Together, Volkswagen of America, Inc. and the Surfrider Foundation will continue to encourage individuals across the country to make positive changes in their lives to ensure our nation's oceans, waves, beaches and waterways are clean and healthy for future generations to come. The Foundation's Clean Water initiatives are in line with Volkswagen's successful Think Blue.® campaign.

As part of the commitment to the Surfrider Foundation's Clean Water initiatives, Volkswagen of America, Inc. has contributed more than $300,000 to the organization. This year's $100,000 contribution will continue to help fund Surfrider's Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), Know Your H2O and Ocean Friendly Gardens programs, all of which help to educate the public on improving water quality. Additionally, Volkswagen has provided the organization with a Jetta SportWagen TDI and a Touareg Hybrid as support vehicles, so they can be immediately identified at education, community and social events attended by The Surfrider Foundation.

'For Volkswagen, sustainability is a fundamental part of our brand, and we are committed to not only reducing our own environmental footprint through more fuel-efficient vehicles and eco-conscious operations, but also encouraging consumers to do so in their daily lives,' said Vinay Shahani, vice president marketing, Volkswagen of America, Inc. 'We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Surfrider Foundation and their mission to educate the public about environmental issues that affect our nation's coastline.'

'We are delighted to continue our partnership with Volkswagen, a relationship that is based on a shared passion for clean water and a relentless desire to move forward,' says Laura Lee, Surfrider Foundation's Director of Marketing and Communication. 'With Think Blue, Surfrider seeks to heighten public awareness and encourage action.'

Throughout the year, local chapters of the Surfrider Foundation will attend Volkswagen events to educate automotive fans about its Clean Water programs, campaigns and tools that are designed to combat the variety of sources of water pollution. One of the largest events will be the 10-year Anniversary of Surfrider's International Surfing Day on June 20, where Volkswagen owners will have the opportunity to participate in beach cleanups and other Surfrider Foundation activities.

Think Blue embodies Volkswagen's goal of creating products and solutions that encourage more eco-conscious behavior and contribute to a sustainable future. It's about being more responsible on the road and more environmentally conscious – not just in its cars, but everywhere, every day.

Photo credit: Volkswagen
posted on conceptcarz.com

   Recent Articles
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Drivers Accumulate More Than Two Million Zero-Emission Miles By Earth Day 2017

– In celebration of Earth Day 2017, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have again surpassed an important threshold, accumulating more than two million miles on the roads and highways of both Southern......
Kelley Blue Book Recognizes Four Hyundai Models As Top Eco-Friendly Cars For Earth Day 2017

– Ahead of Earth Day 2017, Hyundais 2017 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models and 2017 Ioniq Hybrid and Electric models have been recognized by Kelley Blue Book as some of the top eco-friendly......
Four Kia Vehicles Named Among Best Electrified And 'Eco-Friendly' Offerings By Kelley Blue Book'S KBB.Com

– As Earth Day 2017 approaches, four vehicles from Kia Motors Americas (KMA) EcoDynamics line-up have been recognized by editors of Kelley Blue Books KBB.com as top picks among eco-friendly cars......
Toyota Presents RAV4 Hybrid To Heroic Soldier At New York Auto Show Opening Ceremony

– In 2012, Sgt. Joe Mille lost his right leg to a roadside bomb during the final month of his deployment to South Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he was a rifleman and team leader for the Army. But he......
2018 Lexus LC 500 Named To 2017 Wards '10 Best Interiors' List

– Today Wards announced that the all-new 2018 LC flagship performance coupe has earned a spot on its annual 10 Best Interiors list. To be eligible, vehicles interior must be all-new or significantly......
Ignis – Ranked High In The Urban World

I Suzuki is very pleased to announce that the IGNIS is a Runner-Up in the Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year. The compact crossover was voted highly by the judges at a ceremony at......
All-New 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named Best Minivan In Popular Mechanics' Automotive Excellence Awards

- The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the best minivan in Popular Mechanics annual Automotive Excellence Awards. To select the award winners, Popular Mechanics editors drive all the relevant......
Hyundai Announces Blue Link Agent For The Google Assistant

– Hyundais Blue Link Agent for the Google Assistant, demonstrated at Pepcoms Digital Experience prior to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) is now available for use by Hyundai owners. The announcement......
2018 Audi Q8 Sport Concept
2018 Audi Q8 Sport Concept  2018 Audi Q8 Sport Concept  2018 Audi Q8 Sport Concept  
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid  2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid  2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid  2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid  2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid  
2018 Infiniti Q50
2018 Infiniti Q50  2018 Infiniti Q50  2018 Infiniti Q50  2018 Infiniti Q50  2018 Infiniti Q50  
2018 Lexus LC 500
2018 Lexus LC 500  2018 Lexus LC 500  2018 Lexus LC 500  2018 Lexus LC 500  
2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport
2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport  2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport  2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport  2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport  
2018 Lexus LS 500h
2018 Lexus LS 500h  2018 Lexus LS 500h  2018 Lexus LS 500h  2018 Lexus LS 500h  2018 Lexus LS 500h  
2018 Lexus NX
2018 Lexus NX  2018 Lexus NX  2018 Lexus NX  2018 Lexus NX  2018 Lexus NX  
2018 Toyota Camry
2018 Toyota Camry  2018 Toyota Camry  2018 Toyota Camry  2018 Toyota Camry  2018 Toyota Camry  
2017 Acura MDX
2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  2017 Acura MDX  
2017 Acura NSX
2017 Acura NSX  2017 Acura NSX  2017 Acura NSX  2017 Acura NSX  2017 Acura NSX