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Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Visits Camden For Earth Day Event

She joined Camden Mayor Dana Redd and representatives from Cherry Hill-based Subaru of America in a Neighborhood Greening event.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (Patch File Photo)
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (Patch File Photo)
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno paid a visit to Camden on Tuesday morning to participate in an event in honor of Earth Day.

Guadagno joined Subaru of America President Thomas Doll and volunteers from the company, along with the Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) during a Neighborhood Greening event in Camden.

In honor of Earth Day, debris was cleaned up and flowers and plants from the Philadelphia Flower Show were replanted in a vacant city lot.

The event was part of the State’s National Volunteerism Month Celebration.

“Events like today allow us to push up our sleeves up and take time out to support our neighborhoods and communities,” said Guadagno, who was joined by Camden City Mayor, Dana Redd and Ari Rosenberg, CFET’s Urban Farmer and Educator. ”When corporations like Subaru step in to volunteer and partner with local organizations the process of revitalizing communities is strengthened. This Administration applauds the continued support that Subaru provides to the City of Camden through their commitment to social responsibility.”

Subaru of America is headquartered in Cherry Hill, and supports Greensgrow Farms, a CFET partner that runs a successful urban farm in Camden.

CFET is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental transformation for the neighborhoods of Camden.

"We are delighted to be a neighbor of Camden,” Doll said. “And we are extremely proud of the volunteer work of our employees who donate hundreds of hours each year to good causes on our behalf."

CFET directs its efforts to all people, particularly those who live in the neighborhood of Waterfront South and the City of Camden.  CFET seeks to educate people about environmentally responsible ways to live.

They also seek to engage in sustainable modes of food production, storm water management, and waste recycling for the benefit of the neighborhood and the residents of the entire city.

“Cleaning and greening Camden has been a staple of my Administrations efforts to improve the quality of life for our residents,” Redd said. “I truly thank Lt. Governor Guadagno and all the volunteers from Subaru of America and the Center for Environmental Transformation for pitching in to beautify Camden. Working together, we will continue to make Camden a better place to live, work and visit.”

People interested in seeking volunteerism opportunities in New Jersey, or who simply wish to learn more about the efforts of the Governor's Office Volunteerism, are encouraged to visit Volunteerism.NJ.gov.

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