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This year marks the anniversary of the smart fortwo, the most fuel efficient non-hybrid vehicle in the US. In celebration of this first year anniversary in the United States, smart USA will plant a tree in honor of every vehicle sold in 2008. In partnership with AMERICAN FORESTS and The smart fortwo is the most fuel efficient non-hybrid vehicle in the US. Daimler Financial Services, smart USA will plant approximately 25,000 trees in the Cache River State Natural Area in southern Illinois, about 150 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri.

smart USA plans to continue this initiative for every vehicle sold in 2009 as well. This partnership not only celebrates the smart fortwo owner, but also helps the environment, much like the eco-friendly smart fortwo.

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Simply by purchasing this vehicle, smart fortwo owners have already played an active role in supporting the environment. In addition to great fuel economy, the smart fortwo is up to 95% recyclable, and is a US EPA Certified SmartWay vehicle for its low air pollution and greenhouse gas scores. The smart fortwo leaves only a small carbon footprint on the American landscape.

smart fortwo owners will be able to visit the Cache River State Natural Area, or camp overnight at Fern Cliff State Park, located just across from the tree-planting site. At the site's entrance will be a sign acknowledging smart USA's contribution to environmental responsibility by planting these trees.

In addition, when owners reach the one-year anniversary of taking delivery of their vehicle, they can download a certificate recognizing this environmental contribution at www.smartusa.com/green.

smart USA, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills. Michigan, is the exclusive U.S. distributor of the smart fortwo. The vehicle is currently sold in 36 other countries, and over one million have been sold since 1998. For more information, visit the website at www.smartusa.com.

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Title Annotation:CLIPPINGS; smart USA's green initiative
Publication:American Forests
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 22, 2009
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