WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced it has renewed its North American partnership with Domtar, the Montreal-headquartered fiber-based consumer products company. The agreement extends Domtar's support of SCA conservation programs which target under-represented local youth in US and Canadian cities, and positions Domtar as the exclusive sponsor of SCA's annual "Got Dirt?" outdoor photo contest.
Since 2012, Domtar funding has helped to create outdoor service and job opportunities for nearly 5,000 teenagers in urban areas. Hundreds of Domtar employees and SCA volunteers also have joined forces to preserve natural and cultural landmarks near Domtar facilities in the US and Canada.
"From protecting our precious wildlands to improving our local communities, Domtar and SCA are working to ensure that young people are engaged, informed and empowered," says John D. Williams, Domtar President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are not only standing with our youth, we are working alongside them to share our 'Caring' value where it has the most impact – in our home towns."
In recent months, Domtar employees and SCA volunteers have refurbished portions of Parc de la riviere Watopeka in Windsor, Quebec; Parc des Rapides in Montreal, Quebec; and Andrew Jackson State Park in Lancaster, South Carolina.
SCA's "Got Dirt?" photo contest is an annual competition allowing amateur photographers to celebrate their passion for the outdoors and conservation service. Domtar also was a presenting sponsor of SCA's 2014 Earth Day events.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a broad line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends®, IncoPack and Indasec® brand name as well as baby diapers. In 2013, Domtar had sales of US$5.4 billion from some 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 10,000 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the only national organization that develops tomorrow's conservation leaders by providing high school and college students with conservation service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. Since 1957, SCA's hands-on practice of conservation service has helped to develop new generations of conservation leaders, inspire lifelong stewardship, and save the planet. SCA is a nationwide non-profit headquartered in Washington, DC. For more, visit thesca.org.
SOURCE: Student Conservation Association
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