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NTA Annual Convention to Aid National Forests

April 22, 2009

The National Tour Association is pleased to announce that once again this year it will donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation’s National Forest Replanting project for each delegate who registers for its Annual Convention on opening day. For every delegate who registers May 19 to attend the 2009 NTA Annual Convention, Nov. 14-18, in Reno, Nevada, NTA will make a donation to help America’s national forests.


The Arbor Day Foundation says that every dollar donated will result in one tree planted. As a result of last year’s contributions, NTA delegates helped to plant more than 600 trees.


"NTA is pleased to give its members an easy way to make a big difference again this year," said NTA Chairman and CEO Michele Michalewicz, CTP. "On this Earth Day, it is important that we all take time to recognize that we must protect the planet so generations can enjoy it through travel."


Last year was NTA’s first green Convention and set a record for the highest amount of material recycled from one event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Delegates helped to recycle 9.435 tons of material, including nearly 3.465 tons of composted materials, 3 tons of cardboard and 2.97 tons of bottles, cans and loose paper. Additionally, 123,500 gallons of water was reclaimed. The total represents 49 percent of all the recycling for the convention center. NTA will continue its green initiatives at this year’s Convention.


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


Registration for the 2009 NTA Annual Convention opens May 19. This year, NTA will introduce a new streamlined and customized Convention format, along with affordable registration fees and hotel rates.



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