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CA, Inc. Employees Mobilize Globally to Celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Submitted by: CA Technologies

Categories: Events, Environment

Posted: Apr 08, 2009 – 11:30 AM EST

 

Volunteer Activities Planned in Nine U.S. and Five International Locations to Drive Environmental Awareness and Community Support

NEW YORK, Apr. 08 /CSRwire/ - ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA), the world’s leading independent IT management software company, celebrates and recognizes Earth Day 2009 by participating in nine exciting community volunteer activities aimed to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the earth's environment. Activities will take place coast-to-coast in the United States in Atlanta, GA; Cary, NC; Framingham, MA; Islandia, NY; Lisle, IL; New York, NY; Plano, TX; San Francisco, CA, and Tampa, FL. Additionally, several international CA offices will be participating in Earth Day activities including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and United Arab Emirates.

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With many employee volunteers expected to participate in Earth Day, CA's community projects will benefit Chattahoochee River/GA, Dubai Cares/UAE, Earth Day Fair & Walk/India, Escola Municipal de Ensino Fundamental Padre Jose Pegorado/Brazil, Framingham Parks & Recreation/MA, Forest Preserve of DuPage County/IL, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy/CA, Keep Plano Beautiful/TX, Mad Fun Farm/NYC, McKay Bay Nature Park/FL, Robert Moses State Park/NY, Toronto and Region Conservation Fund/CAN, and William B Umstead State Park/NC. The CA volunteers will contribute in many ways including projects focused on trail maintenance, landscape beautification and litter removal.

"Growing to fourteen locations from last year’s nine, CA's Earth Day activities aim to involve even more employees this year and further demonstrate our commitment to giving back to the communities where CA has a presence," said Anne Marie Agnelli, vice president, communications and community relations, CA, Inc. "By getting involved where we live and work, CA can drive sustainable change at the community level while also improving our environment."

The CA employees involved in Earth Day activities will take time out of their regular business day to volunteer and support organizations that have an environmental focus and offer programs and services to benefit and improve local communities.

"As one of the organizations partnering with CA on Earth Day, we are thrilled to have the dedicated and talented people from CA join us and Concrete Safaris at 'Mad Fun Farm' in East Harlem, New York City's first student-designed urban farm, to help build raised planting beds and plant seeds, shrubs and flowers," said Peter H. Kostmayer, president, Citizens Committee for New York City. "Environmental responsibility is everyone's responsibility. It's terrific to have a company like CA join us in improving our community while also serving as role models by working side by side with the local neighborhood kids in Harlem."

CA 2009 U.S. Earth Day Project Details (all projects will take place on Wednesday, April 22):

Atlanta, GA
Organization: National Parks Service/Chattahoochee River
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA
Project: River Clean-up at Paces Mill

Cary, NC
Organization: William B Umstead State Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC
Project: Trail maintenance

Framingham, MA
Organization: Framingham Parks and Recreation
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Carol Getchell Nature Trail
Project: Litter removal

Islandia, NY
Organization: Robert Moses State Park
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Western end of Fire Island
Project: Beach Clean-up

Lisle, IL
Organization: Forest Preserve of DuPage County
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: 3 South 580 Naperville Rd., Wheaton, IL
Project: Removal of non-native invasive plants

New York, NY
Organization: Citizens Committee for NYC/Concrete Safaris
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Washington Houses Garden, 1775 Third Ave., (98th St. and Third Ave.)
Project: Work on NYC's first student-designed urban farm – building planter beds and planting seeds, shrubs and flowers

Plano, TX
Organization: Keep Plano Beautiful
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: 4200 W. Plano Parkway
Project: Litter removal at Chisholm Trail

San Francisco, CA
Organization: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Ocean Beach at Stairwell 17 (across from the Beach Chalet, the Great Highway at Fulton), San Francisco
Project: Beach clean-up

Tampa, FL
Organization: Mayor's Beautification Program/McKay Bay Nature Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: 134th N. 34th Street, Tampa, FL
Project: Removal of non-native invasive plants

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