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SCA Tissue sponsors Earth Day Run

April 18, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — SCA, one of Philadelphia''s most sustainable companies, sponsored the 5K Run for Clean Air this year for the first time, according to a press release.

The Clean Air Council''s 30th Annual 5K Run for Clean Air took place on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the release noted.

"SCA has a strong commitment to sustainability that dates back 80 years to our company''s roots in the Swedish forests," explained Amy Bellcourt, vice president of communications, SCA Americas.

"We commemorate Earth Day each year in Philadelphia and wanted to partner with an organization that shares our sustainable values. We learned about the Clean Air Council and the Clean Air Run and saw a great alignment. That''s when we signed on as a sponsor of the race," Bellcourt added.

For 30 years, the Clean Air Council has been holding the 5K Run for Clean Air to show support for their mission to protect the environment and public health, the release stated.

According to the release, the 5K was certified as a green run by AFitPlanet and implemented dozens of sustainable practices including: Paperless online registration, recycling and composting of 99 percent of waste, bicycle valet, seed-paper run bibs, biodiesel-generated power sources, reusable race bags and environmental education exhibits.

Click here to read the complete release.