LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 25, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and title sponsor of the Canon Envirothon, today released tips for parents to foster the spirit of environmentalism in the next generation, and empower children to be stewards of their environmental legacy. Canon's green tips, timed with the start of the 2011 Canon Envirothon, a yearlong environmental education competition, place an emphasis on enjoying nature together as a family, an activity that everyone can partake in this summer, and throughout the year.
"For decades, Canon has been committed to maintaining a sustainable environment and creating a better world for generations to come," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. "This summer, as we commence the annual Canon Envirothon, we encourage our partners and friends around the country to embrace the spirit of Kyosei, which reminds us to promote harmonious relations among communities and create a peaceful coexistence with the natural environment."
Whether you live in an urban area, rural region or in the suburbs, here is a list of tips to help you discover the great outdoors with your family and friends:
Canon Envirothon is one of North America's largest high school environmental education competitions. The 2011 Canon Envirothon will take place July 24 -July 29 at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. The program consists of winning teams from participating states and Canadian provinces, competing for recognition and scholarships by demonstrating their knowledge of environmental science and natural resource management.
Canon U.S.A. is an ardent supporter of environmental and community enrichment campaigns. For decades, Canon U.S.A. has supported a variety of programs, including the Canon Envirothon, Yellowstone Park Foundation, PBS/Nature Series and the Arbor Day Foundation. Canon works in voluntary partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to design products that meet the high standards of its ENERGY STAR® program. Similarly, Canon collaborates with the EPA's WasteWise and SmartWay Transportation Partnerships to reduce the impact of municipal solid waste and transportation activities. As one of the first companies to collect and recycle used copier toner cartridges, Canon U.S.A.'s Generation Green initiative combines the Company's latest environmentally conscious printer products and solutions, promoting paper saving technology, minimized product packaging and energy saving measures.