Going Green: How Ford Accelerated Action Day Is Making a Difference

Going Green: How Ford Accelerated Action Day Is Making a Difference

Clean LakeFord volunteers recently rolled up their sleeves to make the world a little greener during Ford Accelerated Action Day. Every year, Ford takes some time off to give back to various communities around the country, specifically working on eco-friendly projects. In addition to volunteering, Ford also gave more than $55,000 in grants to help fund various projects.

Ford put together a massive list of projects for Accelerated Action Day, ranging from a Lake Erie cleanup to landscaping and education programs. Over 20 different non-profit organizations participated in the events, and more than 700 Ford employees volunteered. In total, 49 projects were completed.

“Protecting our natural resources is a critical part of creating a better world,” said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “We’re building and planting in sustainable ways and the e-waste recycling drive goes a step further to keep potentially hazardous electronics out of landfills.”

Ford also put together a massive e-waste cleanup project, collecting more than 75,000 pounds of materials from old computers, cell phones, and printers. Ford is also putting together a Ford Global Caring Month in September, cleaning up the environment and starting a long month of events. In fact, more than 30,000 volunteers are set to participate in over 1,700 projects across six continents.

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