To celebrate World Environment Day on Thursday, June 5, Anheuser-Busch employees spent the day sorting through 30,000 pounds of trash removed from the Mississippi River and beautifying the Soulard neighborhood with the help of Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters and winner of CNN’s 2013 Hero award.
That’s not the only way Anheuser-Busch gave back on World Environment Day, though. After the clean-up, Anheuser-Busch surprised Chad Pregracke and Living Lands & Waters with a $90,000 donation. Anheuser-Busch has had a strong relationship with Pregracke for many years and was excited to honor his commitment to the environment.
“Over the past 14 years, Anheuser-Busch has been helping us to clean up the Mississippi River, both financially and physically,” said Chad Pregracke, President and Founder of Living Lands & Waters “With the help of thousands of A-B employees over the years, we’ve been able to make real change on our rivers. Recycling has also been a priority to both A-B and LL&W and now we’re working together to keep recyclables collected at our rivers cleanups from entering the landfill.”
Anheuser-Busch was also honored on Thursday by Missouri Speaker of the House and State Representative, Timothy Jones, who issued a proclamation to Anheuser-Busch in recognition of the company’s environmental efforts.