Canon offering $25k for environmental causes

SYDNEY, NSW: With World Environment Day coming up this Saturday (5 June 2010), Canon has used this pending observance to launch its 2010 Environmental Grants Program.

This is the fifth year of the program, which is designed to provide assistance organisations working to improve and sustain Australia’s natural environment. Canon is offering five $5,000 grants to successful applicants.

One of the recipients last year was Spot a Shark, which uses Canon’s underwater equipment to research and analyse the habitat and life cycle of the Grey Nurse Shark.

“In 2009, the Canon Environmental Grants received an overwhelming response,” said Cnaon Australia manager for quality, safety and environment, Janet Leslie.

“The range and diversity of grassroots environmental projects in the community is really inspiring as is the creative way people use our products for their projects. 

“As an organisation, Canon is committed to the vision of a sustainable society and the Canon Environment Grants is just one way we can assist the Australian community. 

“It complements the work we are doing with Industry and Government on establishing a national scheme for collection and recycling of electronic waste.”

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UPDATE: Canon Australia has contacted asking that it made clear that these $5,000 grants are for Canon equipment, and are not cash payment.

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