Cosmetics direct selling company Mary Kay is due to receive a high profile environmental award recognising the company’s tree-planting initiatives.
For the past 33 years, the Arbor Foundation has been recognising the work of environmental stewards and tree planters through its annual Arbor Day Awards. It has been announced that Mary Kay will receive the Promise to the Earth Award on April 25, at an awards event in Nebraska.
Mary Kay has facilitated the planting of nearly one million trees by providing financial support to five national forests across the US, Bitterroot National Forest in Montana and Idaho, the Huron-Manistee National Forests in Michigan, Pike National Forest in Colorado, and, in California, Plumas National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest.
Mary Kay is one of 13 individuals, organizations and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Awards for an outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship.
Since the Awards launched in 1972, award winners have included the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, the United States Forest Service, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.