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Jawa Teams up With the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Pledging Funds and Company-Wide Green Initiatives
Jul 19, 2010 (12:07 PM EDT)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading software and interactive media firm, Jawa, has selected the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter as this month's 'Jawa Gives' charity recipient. In addition to cash and in-kind donations that will support the Sierra Club's mission to practice and promote responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources, Jawa has committed to launching in-house 'green' initiatives including office-wide recycling and cutting back on plastic and Styrofoam use.
Jawa's donation to the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter is part of its employee-driven philanthropy program 'Jawa Gives' which allows staff members to nominate non-profit organizations that have positively affected their lives. The Sierra Club was nominated for 'Jawa Gives,' by an employee who's been active with the organization for 15 years and shares its passion for environmental sustainability.
"We're looking forward to working with the Sierra Club and learning about tangible ways that we, as a company and as individuals, can 'go green.' The Sierra Club offers great educational programs to encourage eco-consciousness; such as hikes, service outings, presentations and workshops, which Jawa employees will be given the opportunity to participate in throughout the year. I'm hopeful all of us here at Jawa can make a difference," said Jawa CEO Jason Hope.
The Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter joins a group of well-deserving charities and organizations that have received donations as part of Jawa's 'Jawa Gives' program including: the Phoenix Zoo, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Desert Mountain States Chapter, Donor Network of Arizona and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
To find out more about the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter and what they are doing in Arizona, please go to www.arizona.sierraclub.org.
Founded in 2005, Jawa develops software and media solutions enabling people to stay connected to information, entertainment, and communities while on the go. Jawa is a privately held company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information on Jawa, visit http://www.jawa.com.