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Vectren Foundation to Help Fund 2012 by 2012 Tree Initiative

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Linda Broadfoot
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
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Vectren Foundation to Help Fund 2012 by 2012 Super Bowl Tree Initiative

INDIANAPOLIS – The Evansville-based Vectren Foundation has awarded Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) with a $5,000 grant in support of its NeighborWoods program.

Funding from the grant will back the “2012 by 2012” tree planting initiative; a partnership between the Indianapolis 2012 Host Committee, Near Eastside Legacy Project and KIB to plant 2012 trees on the Near Eastside by the 2012 Super Bowl. This is an extension of KIB’s NeighborWoods program; an urban forestry effort that aims to plant 100,000 trees by 2017.

Trees will be planted by hundreds of neighbors, volunteers, and businesses, and will help further the goals of NeighborWoods by contributing to healthier, stronger, safer neighborhoods where businesses and families thrive.

2012 by 2012 will continue to impact Indianapolis and its surrounding areas years after the 2012 Super Bowl has passed. For more information visit http://www.our2012sb.com/2012-trees or www.kibi.org.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.:

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest community improvement network. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. unites people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org.

About The Vectren Foundation:

The Vectren Foundation strengthens the communities within its service territory through four major areas of giving: Education, Arts & Culture, Civic, Health and Human Services. Within these four areas of giving, the Vectren Foundation pays special attention to organizations that promote energy efficiency and conservation within their communities.

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