Industrial giant, nonprofit bringing environmental, service lessons to city’s youth.Newark Mayor Cory Booker said the city has partnered with Siemens Corp. and the Greater Newark Conservancy to provide Newark children an educational three-day environmental program at the conservancy’s Outdoor Educational Center.
The partnership was powered by Siemens’ “Caring Hands” program, which is the corporation’s employee community service initiative. During a July 30 ceremony at the Outdoor Educational Center, Newark dignitaries congratulated 150 Siemens corporate volunteers and the nonprofit organization for their partnership. In addition, Siemens made a $5,000 donation to the Greater Newark Conservancy.
“This alliance is another example of how Newark’s nonprofit community and our corporate leaders are working together to create a safer, stronger and prouder City,” Booker said in a statement Friday announcing the partnership. “This alliance has enabled our youth to learn valuable life lessons about the environment, community service and the importance of volunteerism.”
Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and health care sectors. With 428,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide sales of $116.6 billion in fiscal 2008.
“Siemens is excited to partner with the Greater Newark Conservancy,” said Siemens spokesman James Whaley. “As a leader in environmentally relevant businesses, Siemens knows the answers to tomorrow’s critical environmental questions are in the minds of today’s youth.”