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This Saturday - September 14th we have one of our Annual 'Drive 4 UR School Events'. Simply show up, drive a NEW FORD around the block, and one of the participating High Schools (Gresham, Reynolds, Corbett) gets $20 for 'extra student' activities.

There is no pressure (I swear) and this year it is even an easy electronic process. The Drive begins at 10 a.m. and there are prizes and snacks and more for your enjoyment. Please help us help our schools – 15 minutes equals $20 for our schools – it just makes sense – common sense!

Did you know that Ford uses about 1.2 billion recycled plastic bottles per year – about 250 bottles per vehicle on average. Ford has always been a leader in protecting our environment – building the first zero emission manufacturing plant in the world (where they build a majority of the F-150's). As governments and others struggle to find a way to deal with the many plastic bottles we are discarding daily – Ford is again a leader!

They are putting recycled bottles to good use, using them for underbody shields in all cars, trucks and SUV's. They are also used to manufacture parts that can help improve vehicle aerodynamics and reduce cabin noise.

Environmentally, using recycled plastics on vehicle parts helps reduce the amount of plastic that can end up in dangerous situations, such as the Pacific gyre, for example – a floating mass of plastic bigger than the size of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean.

Ford is among the leaders when it comes to using recycled materials such as this, and they do it because it makes COMMON sense technically and economically as much as it makes COMMON sense for the environment. So don't forget to recycle – with common sense we can make our planet better!

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