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UPS Foundation Grants $76,000 to Nature Conservation Group in Osaka, Japan
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Photovoltaic Unit and Composting Toilet to be installed in the Facility

The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), has donated $76,000 to the Nature Conservation Association for Tondabayashi in Osaka, Japan. The grant will be used to purchase a photovoltaic unit and a composting toilet for the "Orange Cabin," a former storage shed used to store oranges. The cabin is used by the association as their camp facility for the forest conservation activity. The association also plans to purchase a pickup truck to carry their forestry equipment.

Mr. Takeo Tabuchi, president of Nature Conservation Association for Tondabayashi, commented, "The Orange Cabin has no electricity, gas, or water system installed, and this caused a great inconvenience to the volunteers who camp there. We are deeply grateful that we can install these systems that utilize the power of nature to improve our activity environment with the grant from UPS."

Nature Conservation Association for Tondabayashi was established in 1989 by four local volunteers with the aim to "become familiar with and grow to love nature," and to "protect the nature of Tondabayashi and facilitate the improvement of local living environment." Their environmental activities have received growing support over the last 20-plus years. The association now has approximately 120 members. Their vigorous activities have received recognition from several authorities, including the Commendations for Contributions in Environmental Conservation by the Ministry of Environment, among others.

UPS began supporting the association as volunteers through the annual Global Volunteer Month in 2011 and  a number of UPS employees and their families continued to volunteer in the their monthly forest conservation activities.

Masato Umeno, president of UPS Japan, said, "UPS associates ourselves with many environmental groups, and local UPSers continuously volunteer in their activities. We are pleased to know that our grant will be used to install environmentally-friendly systems to improve the housing conditions of the association's main facility. Those systems should contribute to more fruitful activities for all volunteers, including UPS employees.

About The UPS Foundation
Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national and global communities. In 2011, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $93.3 million in charitable giving around the world.

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