Takeda employees and their friends and families will plant 2,000 trees to help offset the company's carbon footprint on Jan. 21. Courtesy photo
Local pharmaceutical research company Takeda is helping give back what it has taken from the environment by planting 2,000 trees in local forests throughout San Diego. In partnership with San Diego River Park Foundation and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Takeda’s employees, family and friends will don garden gloves and wield shovels to plant 1,000 native trees at both the Peutz Creek Preserve in Alpine and Del Dios Gorge in Del Mar on Jan. 21 to revegetate each location’s natural habitat.
“Our new goal is to plant more trees each year than we use,” said Keith Wilson, president and chief scientific officer of Takeda California. “It helps people to remember to conserve our precious resources, and we are thrilled to partner with the San Diego River Park Foundation and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy to make such a positive environmental difference in San Diego.”
— Mariko Lamb