PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 10, 2018) – On Saturday, Nov. 10, more than 50 Enterprise employees will join the Arbor Day Foundation and Riverfront North Partnership to plant 100 trees and distribute 100 trees to community partners at Pennypack on the Delaware Park in Northeast Philadelphia. The event is part of a program – called the Enterprise Urban Tree Initiative – which invests in cities, through tree distribution and neighborhood planting events, which have been devastated by natural disasters or are looking to add to their city-wide tree canopy.
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Rent-A-Car – is pledging $2 million over the next two years to fund 40 community tree planting events happening around the country. This donation is in addition to Enterprise’s ongoing partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, known as the 50 Million Tree Pledge. Established in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary, the program funds the planting of 50 million trees throughout the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the U.K.
“The Enterprise Urban Tree Initiative brings our employees together to volunteer in cities that are reforesting, greening and increasing the tree canopy – like Philadelphia – through tree distribution and neighborhood planting events,” said Tina Tinneny, group human resources manager for Enterprise Holdings in Philadelphia.. “We support the Arbor Day Foundation and its partners in their efforts to build strong communities from the ground up and create a sustainable and inclusive future for all.”
The project will take place along the trails within Pennypack on the Delaware Park, adjacent to the scenic Delaware River in the Holmesburg area of the city. This beloved community park and active trail is part of the Circuit Trails – a regional trail network in Greater Philadelphia – and is an ideal location for new trees as Riverfront North continues to work to restore native forests and plant a riparian buffer along the riverfront in this former dumping area.
“We are very grateful to be included this year as part of the Enterprise Urban Tree Initiative. This initiative helps realize one of the pillars of our mission to green and restore habitats in the eight parks and numerous trails along our Riverfront North corridor” said Stephanie Phillips, Executive Director of Riverfront North Partnership. “We wouldn’t be able to make these improvements on the scale needed without the help of organizations like Enterprise Rent-A-Car”.