Green Plains Powers Fresh Air for Nebraska
Local Company partners with Lung Association for third consecutive year
(July 11, 2019) - OMAHA, Neb.
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Today, the American Lung Association in Nebraska announced that Green Plains, Inc. will again be the presenting sponsor of the Association’s Fight For Air Corporate Cup on September 8. As the presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, Green Plains will invest more than $25,000 in the fight for clean air and healthy lungs.
The locally based company, which produces cleaner-burner fuels, has invested more than $85,000 with the local Lung Association over the last few years in an effort to support local organizations that share in their vision to reduce vehicle emissions. Green Plains’ investment in the Corporate Cup will help fund the Lung Association’s work to reduce air pollution, advocacy efforts to prevent lung disease and educational programs to support the 200,000 people in Nebraska who live with lung disease.
“According to our recent State of the Air report, more than four in 10 Americans live in places that have unhealthy air pollution, and vehicle emissions are a significant contributor to this air pollution. Cleaner vehicles are a way to help reduce air pollution and improve the health of our communities,” said Julia McCarville, executive director of the Lung Association. “We truly value our partnership with Green Plains because they share our mission for clean air and healthy lungs. Without sponsors like Green Plains, the Fight For Air Corporate Cup and our important work would not be possible.”
Green Plains, based in Aksarben Village, is one of world’s largest producers of ethanol. The company has 17 ethanol production facilities in nine states where they purchase approximately 14 million tons of corn annually to be used in the ethanol production process. Green Plains also has operations related to grain handling and storage, agribusiness, commodity marketing and distribution services, and food ingredients.
“We are excited to partner with the American Lung Association again for this great community event,” said Leighton Eusebio of Green Plains. “Their work to improve air quality and fight lung disease here in Nebraska, along with our efforts to create cleaner-burning fuels, makes a great partnership for our state.”
The Fight For Air Corporate Cup, set for September 8 at Aksarben Village in Omaha, is a 10K and 2-Mile run/walk that benefits the Lung Association in Nebraska. Almost 90 percent of the proceeds of the event will help fund local support of education, research and advocacy in finding a cure for lung disease. Learn more and register at OmahaCorporateCup.org.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
About Green Plains
Green Plains Inc., headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is one of world’s largest producers of ethanol. The Fortune 1000 company has 17 ethanol production facilities in nine states where they purchase approximately 14 million tons of corn annually to be used in the ethanol production process. Green Plains also has operations related to grain handling and storage, agribusiness, commodity marketing and distribution services, and food ingredients. Nebraska is home to five of Green Plains’ ethanol facilities (Atkinson, Central City, Ord, Wood River and York), making them the largest producer in the state. Green Plains is excited that drivers in Nebraska and across the country have access to clean, renewable fuel that is produced right here at home. More ethanol means we can reduce tailpipe and greenhouse gas emissions while improving air quality. For more information about Green Plains, visit www.gpreinc.com.
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