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Union Pacific Adds Environment – GuruFocus.com

Union Pacific Adds Environment – GuruFocus.com

Omaha, NE, November 10, 2022

Nature Conservation Selected for Freshwater Collaboration and Restoration

Omaha, Neb.And the November 10 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific Railroad is adding environmental sustainability as the fourth pillar of its Community Relations grant program, expanding the company’s bold commitment to reducing the effects of climate change and building a more sustainable economy for its community investments. The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the lands and waters on which life depends, has been selected to help advance the new pillar’s mission for the next three years.

“Adding environmental sustainability as a priority area of ​​Union Pacific’s Community Relations Grant Program relationships in our overall ESG strategy,” Beth WhiteExecutive Vice President – Sustainability and Strategy and Head of Human Resources. “We are deeply committed to reducing our impact on the environment through the many internal and external initiatives outlined in our Climate Action Plan. Expanding this commitment to our community investments will allow us to make an even greater impact in communities across our 23-state presence.”

TNC was chosen because its work closely aligns with the aims and objectives of the railways, which are: nature conservation and restoration; protect and improve the quality of water or air; Waste reduction; development of environmental stewards; Promoting the green economy.

Union Pacific will donate a total of 3 million dollars across three transnational projects over the next three years.

  • Protection and enhancement of grasslands within the upper watershed of the Elkhorn River (Omaha, Nebraska). The project will help landowners who own acres of marginal row crops to enroll in a long-term protection program that includes returning those acres to grass and trees. This work will increase water quality, capture carbon, reduce local flooding and reduce downstream flooding.
  • Rebuild file San Joaquin Valley (Tulare County, California). The project will “rebuild” former agricultural land that has gone out of production due to water scarcity by returning it to the highland habitat for endangered and endangered species. The work will also reduce overall water demand and develop wildlife-friendly feeding ponds that will improve the drinking water supply for underserved communities.
  • Reconnecting critical landscapes to watershed health in North Texas (Dallas, Texas). The project will improve watershed health, adaptability to climate change, and extend grassland restoration in the upper basin of the Trinity River, the watershed in the fastest growing metropolitan area in the world. United State. By bringing together several conservation strategies and partners, this work will enhance community resilience, protect biodiversity, secure water supplies, and build a more resilient future for people and nature across North Texas.

“The Nature Conservancy is very grateful for Union Pacific’s support in addressing the impacts of climate change,” he said. Susan ScottAnd the Texas Director of State for Nature Conservation. “From improving water quality and protecting key places to creating more resilient communities, this collaboration will help make a difference in the world NebraskaAnd the CaliforniaAnd the Texas. We are excited to work with Union Pacific and show how powerful nature is as a climate solution.”

The other three pillars of the Union Pacific Community Relations Scholarship Program are safety, workforce development, and community spaces. Like these pillars, the company will provide local and regional grants under the environmental sustainability axis. More information is available at UP.com/communityties.

About the Union of the Pacific
Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) delivers the goods families and businesses use every day through a safe, reliable and efficient service. Operating in 23 Western states, the company connects its customers and communities to the global economy. Trains are the most environmentally responsible way to transport goods, helping Union Pacific protect future generations. More information about Union Pacific is available at www.up.com.

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