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Nissan Aiding HRWA With Preserving The Harpeth River

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Nissan is pledging a $50,000 program grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) to help sustain and preserve the 125-mile long Harpeth River in Tennessee.

The funds will support HRWA’s Water Quality & Sustainability Program in their ambitions to create a water quality monitoring system in order to achieve state standard for both public health and wildlife preservation.

“Nissan is at the forefront of automotive sustainability, being ranked earlier this year by Interbrand as number four among the Best Global Green Brands,” said Scott Becker, Nissan senior vice president, Administration and Finance. “Our commitment to improving Nissan’s environmental and social performance aligns well with HRWA’s environmental priorities.”

Nissan’s involvement with the HRWA and the Water Quality & Sustainability program also supports the goals of the Nissan Green Program. The Harpeth flows near Nissan Americas’ headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, making the preservation of its ecosystem and the cleanliness of its waters a top priority for the automaker.

“Continuing support from Nissan enables HRWA to spearhead collaborations that provide solutions,” said Dorene Bolze, HRWA Executive Director. “With its scenic beauty, rich history and ecological diversity, the Harpeth River is enjoyed and treasured by greater Nashville area’s 1.8 million residents as well as visitors from afar.”

Nissan served as the Presenting Sponsor of River Swing, an annual event held on the bank of the Harpeth, on September 27. For the event, Nissan displayed the all-electric LEAF, which is built at the nearby Smyrna, Tennessee plant.

Nissan recently earned a perfect 100A score in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014.

Nissan is also actively involved in communities around the country as an active participant in Habitat for Humanity projects.