Chicago, Illinois — June 8, 2011 — LKQ Corporation the largest auto and truck recycler in the United States has announced its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation for the 2011 Get Green promotion was a success. Everyone who supplied a valid email address at the Get Green website during the month of May received a tree donated in his or her honor and the chance to win a host of Apple(R) prizes. LKQ donated over 10,000 trees, which will be planted in Florida's Belmore State Forest, the company says.
"As one of North America's leading automotive recyclers, being green is important to us, and we stand by our commitment to the environment. The Get Green promotion is a way for us to support our local communities and raise awareness of environmental concerns," said Laurie Garcia, LKQ's VP of Growth Initiatives and Marketing. The trees donated during the 2010 promotion were planted in northern Michigan's Pere Marquette Forest as part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resource's reforestation project to support the federally endangered Kirtland Warbler.