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Disney VoluntEARS Team with City of Orlando to Green Up Local Neighborhood

posted on April 20th, 2011 by Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks


Last weekend, I had the privilege of joining nearly 100 Disney VoluntEARS and hundreds of our Orlando, Fla., neighbors to help green up and clean up one of the city’s neighborhoods.

Disney VoluntEARS Team with City of Orlando to Green Up Local Neighborhood

As an early celebration of Earth Day, VoluntEARS planted oak, magnolia and crape-myrtle trees along the neighborhood’s streets and removed debris including a bicycle, automobile tires and a few signs from a beautiful local waterway, Lake Fran. The goal was not only to have an immediate impact on the neighborhood but also to contribute to the long-term preservation of habitat and wildlife. As a company with an enduring commitment to environmental conservation, we’re passionate about inspiring our cast members, guests and neighbors to protect nature.

This is the first year that Disney VoluntEARS collaborated with both Green-Up Orlando and Keep Orlando Beautiful as part of their Earth Day activities. I’m proud to share a brief video of the event. You can get involved in conservation at www.disney.com/environment.



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