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Partnership encourages commitment to sustainability practices within Siemens
Siemens Corp., the U.S. arm of global conglomerate Siemens AG, and Earth Day Network, a global organization focused on broadening and diversifying the environmental movement, announced a U.S. partnership in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2010. Siemens and the Earth Day Network will work together to motivate communities across the country through grassroots activities surrounding Earth Day.
In order to assist with the Earth Day Network's Billion Acts of Green campaign, Siemens will encourage its more than 60,000 U.S. employees, as well as customers and partners, to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle. Siemens will also showcase its sustainable innovations and technologies at two flagship events, Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from April 17 to 25, 2010 and “The City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change" at Grand Central Terminal in New York City from April 19 to 24, 2010.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Siemens," said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. "They have had a longstanding commitment to sustainability, and we are pleased that they are supporting our Earth Day program and joining with us to observe this historic milestone.”
"Even though Siemens has seen much momentum and growth in sustainability in the marketplace, there still needs to be broader public acceptance and accountability," said Eric Spiegel, CEO of Siemens Corp. "We see this partnership with Earth Day Network as a perfect opportunity to remind the general public how just making simple changes in our daily lives can make a huge difference."