For the third consecutive year, the CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) has included Nissan in a select list of companies receiving top-tier "A-List" ranking in its annual Climate Change Report. Nissan finished ahead of thousands of other international businesses in the CDP's assessment.
Today Nissan and BankPlus will award 32 grants totaling $90,281 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts, which will each receive 16 grants.
Nissan is proud to serve as the presenting sponsor for ¡LatinFest! 2016, which will be hosted by the Latin American Business Association in Canton this Saturday, October 15. The festival brings together businesses, public officials and visitors from across the region and the country for a celebration of Latino culture and the Hispanic community's contributions in Mississippi. ¡LatinFest! will mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 in the United States.
Nissan today announced a $50,000 program grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) that supports the organization's efforts on new pollution reduction plan and water quality studies for the entire Harpeth River system. Nissan North America has been a partner of HRWA since the company moved to Tennessee, with nine annual grants totaling $450,000 since 2008.
Nissan today announced the release of a new video series bringing to life the stories of everyday Hispanic heroes. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, Nissan will tell the stories of five Hispanics whose life work has raised the profile of Hispanic contributions to American culture.
Nissan North America has extended its commitment to early childhood literacy in Middle Tennessee by granting $100,000 to Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF). Joined by First Lady Crissy Haslam, Nissan presented the check to GBBF President Theresa Carl today during a reading event at Casa Azafrán Early Learning Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in celebration of Tennessee's Imagination Library Week and Nissan's ongoing support of the Foundation. Nissan has contributed $1.1 million to GBBF since 2005.
The Murfreesboro (Tennessee) Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognized Nissan North America, Inc. as "Organization of the Year" during its annual Freedom Fund awards banquet held on August 26 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. This marks the first time the Murfreesboro Branch has recognized corporate entities.
Catherine Walker is a hand's on educator. She works for Urban Green Lab, a 30-foot mobile classroom in Nashville and the city's only nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and well being of people through sustainability.
Nissan today announced it is furthering its partnership with the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) to sponsor the 40th Annual Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) from August 15 to 20 in Austin, Texas.