MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 24, 2015 – Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in beverage paperboard carton manufacturing, today announced the winners of its inaugural Evergreen Packaging Student Sustainability Leadership Scholarship Program. The program was open to high school and college students whose parent or guardian is a U.S.-based Evergreen Packaging employee and who demonstrate sustainability leadership in their school or community. Each of the six nation-wide winners will receive a scholarship, with Evergreen awarding $4,000 in grants to winners.
The Student Sustainability Leadership Scholarship program was developed as part of Evergreen Packaging’s commitment to building a sustainable business and promoting sustainable communities. Evergreen’s focus on sustainability includes promoting community engagement that involves environmental, economic, and social considerations. Six students from across the country were selected for their outstanding dedication and community leadership.
The national winners of the contest are as follows:
High School Students:
“Promoting a positive future for people and the planet is a major focus at Evergreen Packaging, and we believe encouraging our youth to do great things in their communities is critical to that goal,” said John Rooney, President and Chief Executive Officer for Evergreen Packaging. “Whether they are building community gardens or volunteering with the elderly – each of these young people is doing their part to make a positive local impact.”
Evergreen tapped scholastic specialists and sustainability experts to participate in the program judging committee. These judges included:
For more information on the program, and to see other ways Evergreen Packaging is promoting a focus on sustainability, visit www.evergreenpackaging.com/sustainability.
About Evergreen Packaging®
Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service.
Evergreen Packaging cartons have the eco-friendly attributes consumers want: more than 85 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable for an increasing number of households. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50% of the energy used to make the paper in our carton comes from biomass.
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