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NTA to donate $1 for each May 20th registrant to Arbor Day Foundation’s National Forest Replanting project

May 12, 2008

NTA to donate $1 for each May 20th registrant to Arbor Day Foundation’s National Forest Replanting project
May 12, 2008 – As part of NTA’s first green Convention, NTA will donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation’s National Forest Replanting project for each delegate who registers May 20 to attend the 2008 Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, Nov. 15-19.


"NTA Convention delegates have a great opportunity to help the National Forests and the planet overall just by registering on May 20," said NTA Chairman and CEO Bob Hoelscher, CTP. "The Arbor Day Foundation says that every $1 donated will result in one tree planted. That one tree will produce nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year and absorb carbon dioxide, which is a major contributor to global warming."


NTA’s first green Convention, which takes place at the first and largest certified green convention center in the world, will feature a presentation by Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin. NTA also will be implementing a number of green initiatives at the Convention, as well as at NTA Headquarters.


"We want to thank the National Tour Association for its commitment to help restore our national forests," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "These national treasures provide wood for our homes, habitat for wildlife, clean air and drinking water for millions of us. That’s why it is so vitally important for us to protect them."


"The greening of the NTA Convention is very member-driven," added Hoelscher. "The planet is our business and we all must protect our home so generations to come can experience it through travel. We will be incorporating ideas from our members to help reduce the impact of our event and, together we can make a difference in saving the environment that is so important to us and our industry."


For more information on the Arbor Day Foundations’ National Forest Replanting project, visit


Registration for the 2008 NTA Annual Convention opens May 20. For more information, visit


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