Best Cleaners’ Earth Day Campaign To Support Connecticut Forest And Park Association »
This Earth Day, you can help preserve the natural beauty of our great state by supporting the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA), the first non-profit conservation organization in the state. Best Cleaners, an environmentally-friendly drycleaning business with 11 locations in central Connecticut, has teamed up with CFPA for a special Earth Day celebration and fundraising campaign. Starting on Thursday, April 18 and running through Monday, April 22, each Best Cleaners will donate a percentage of sales to CFPA with a $1000 minimum promise. The general public is also encouraged to stop by any Best location to make a donation to help fund CFPA’s efforts to protect land for public enjoyment while maintaining 825 miles of hiking and biking trails.
In 2001, despite the significant expense of modifying equipment, Best Cleaners’ owners Bill and Shawn McCann converted their family-owned business from the dry-cleaning solvent PERC to the GreenEarth method, an environmentally-safe, silicone-based solvent. In recognition of their initiative and commitment, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection honored Best with a Green Circle Award for voluntarily implementing a facility-wide pollution prevention plan.
“We are always looking for new ways to be a good citizen and to help keep Connecticut clean and beautiful for generations to come,” stated Shawn McCann, “That’s why we encourage everyone to support the Connecticut Forest and Park Association in whatever way possible, by volunteering time or making a donation, so our greatest public assets can be maintained and enjoyed by all.”
Since 1895, CFPA has helped save Connecticut land from runaway fires and clear-cutting while protecting water and wildlife resources. Recreational sites like Mohawk State Forest, Gillette Castle, Talcott Mountain and Sherwood Island still stand tall as natural state treasures thanks to CFPA’s efforts in providing funding, personnel and maintenance equipment. Today, hundreds of CFPA volunteers work with public and private landowners to maintain miles of hiking and biking trails and take part in programs and special events like WalkCT and CT Trail Days.
For more information on the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, go to http://www.ctwoodlands.org. For more information on Best Cleaners and GreenEarth drycleaning method, go to http://www.bestcleaners.com.