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Crown Continues Its Commitment to Destination Green Initiative with Patt Reforestation Projects

(lifePR) (London, ) The Crown team has continued its mission of sustainability and reducing the company's overall carbon footprint through several wide-reaching projects with the Plant a Tree Today Foundation (PATT), a UK-registered charity and Thai foundation dedicated to combating climate change and providing economic, social and environmental sustainability through community-based forestry projects in developing countries.

As part of Crown Worldwide Group's ongoing Destination Green initiative, Crown United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI) donated more than £10,000 to PATT in 2011, with the objective of offsetting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission - the cause of global warming. The funds supported Thailand's Khao Yai Forest Restoration Project, which was established in April 2010 to help restore the forest and biological habitants of this ecologically sensitive area. Khao Yai is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species of the world.

The project not only assists with conservation efforts in the region, such as providing increased habitat for wildlife and preventing erosion, but also reduces the impact of climate change globally through reforestation. Furthermore, the project benefits present and future generations of rural Thai community members as villagers earn money in exchange for planting, protecting and maintaining the trees. Through these recycling and environmental initiatives, Crown UKI aimed to remove 1,866 tons of CO2 emission put in the atmosphere in 2010.

In the past years, staff members from Crown's Bangkok branch have visited the first restoration project site on behalf of Crown UKI to assist in various planting and gardening tasks. The two branches have been working in conjunction with one another to support Crown's commitment to environmental sustainability. A recent PATT report shows that in total 5,354 trees were planted in 2011 as a result of this initiative, and the Bangkok staff is already eager to continue to show its support for this project once again. Leon Hulme, Crown Thailand general manager, and his Bangkok team are heading to Khao Yai in the upcoming week to continue their hands-on support for PATT.

This year, Crown plans to donate more than £5,000 to PATT to continue the funding of this project. It is estimated that approximately 1,450 tons of CO2 in total will be absorbed in 2012 through the planting of up to 2,500 new native Thai trees.

Crown UKI and PATT have been in partnership since 2008 and have planted more than 7,500 trees in Thailand in an attempt to reduce nearly 5,000 metric tons of carbon to date through the foundation's efforts. For further information on PATT, please visit http://www.pattfoundation.org/ and for more information on Crown Worldwide Group's Destination Green initiative, please visit http://www.crownworldwide.com/cww/destination.green.html.

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Crown Worldwide (crownworldwide.com) operates from 265 locations in almost 60 countries, providing governments, corporations, diplomats and private customers with global mobility services, moving services, relocation services, information management, business information storage, art shipping, freight forwarding, logistics services and third-party logistics. Crown Worldwide Group's divisions are Crown Relocations, Crown Fine Arts, Crown Records Management, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars. Established in 1965, the Crown Worldwide Group is a privately held company with global headquarters in Hong Kong and US headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA.