Michelin Teams With Yellowstone Park Foundation for Environmental Stewardship Program
Michelin named the Official Tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation
“Michelin has for many years focused on using the latest advancements to design the most efficient and environmentally friendly tires possible,” said
In addition to providing tires and related service for park-owned vehicles, Michelin also will engage in programs for Yellowstone employees that demonstrate how to improve fuel efficiency and maximize tire life through proper tire inflation.
“Maintaining Yellowstone National Park and serving its 3 million annual visitors requires hundreds of employees, many of whom must travel vast distances to perform their duties,” says
Michelin leads the industry in the development of fuel efficient tires that deliver top performance while reducing environmental impact. Tires require a significant part, up to 20 percent, of the energy needed to operate a car. For commercial trucks, the impact may be even higher, up to 30 percent and more. By reducing rolling resistance, the force that must be overcome to move the tires on a vehicle forward, Michelin reduces the amount of tire-related energy consumed, improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions.
Michelin’s donation of energy-efficient tires complements the Yellowstone Park Foundation’s mission to raise
To further support the park’s sustainability program,
“Environmentally-minded corporations like Michelin are creating the technology that will help elevate
As part of today’s ceremony, Michelin was presented with the Yellowstone Park Foundation’s prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award to recognize the company for its efforts to help the park reduce its impact on the environment. The award features the work of
The nonprofit Yellowstone Park Foundation (www.ypf.org) has been Yellowstone National Park’s official fundraising partner organization since 1996. The foundation works in cooperation with the park to fund projects and programs that protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and cultural resources and the visitor experience of Yellowstone. The foundation receives no annual government funding; it relies instead upon generous contributions from private citizens, foundations, and corporations to help ensure that Yellowstone’s great gifts to the world will never diminish.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in