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Honda digs deep for the environment

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31 March 2014

Honda digs deep for the environment

Honda New Zealand has donated $31,818 for the planting of 6400 native trees in the Wellington region in yet another instalment on its commitment to offsetting the impact of motor vehicles on the environment.

The cheque was presented by Honda Wellington Branch Manager Richard Hall to Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson, as part of Honda’s TreeFund programme.

As a result, the council will work with volunteer community groups, friends of greater Wellington’s regional parks and corporations on a native tree planting programme throughout the region.

“We’ll invite Honda to dig a little deeper for the region through joining us in the planting programme,” says Councillor Wilson. “Their involvement in enlightened commerce through the Honda TreeFund is positive both for the regional environment and for Honda and will provide a green legacy for many decades to come.”

Planting will take place throughout May and June in Otaki, Waikanae, Featherston, Lower Hutt, Belmont Regional Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, East Harbour Regional Park and Kaitoke Regional Park at Te Marua.

The Honda TreeFund programme was created in 2004 as a way to offset car emissions. It ensures that for every new Honda sold, 10 native trees are funded by Honda New Zealand and a further three by the local Honda dealer.

Over 75,000 trees are expected to be funded every year throughout New Zealand, creating a veritable forest.

The trees are planted in association with councils all over the country, providing a
measurable way to absorb some of the carbon dioxide produced by motor vehicles.

Honda purchasers are invited to donate to Honda TreeFund at the time of purchase and then join in the planting of the trees in conjunction with Honda agency staff, their local council and a range of environment groups.

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