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Fans of Audi became fans of The Nature Conservancy and raised $25,000 to help reduce carbon emissions. Audi donated $1 for every Facebook user who joined The Nature Conservancy’s effort to restore the Tensas River Basin. The project aims to counterbalance carbon emissions by reforesting private lands to capture and store carbon, and restoring critical habitats to native species in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Our engineers are always innovating to reduce our vehicles’ carbon emissions. But our commitment doesn’t stop with our products; we want to promote reduced emissions through support of organizations like The Nature Conservancy.

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On March 12, 2010, Audi hosted a Friendship Breakfast with Best Buddies Virginia State Director Allison Coles to support one of Best Buddies’ most important campaigns: Spread the Word to End the Word.™ Audi of America president, Johan De Nysschen, opened the event with a speech that outlined the history of Audi’s involvement with Best Buddies, and encouraged employees to take advantage of the Payroll Deduction Program to support the group. Read more »

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Providing friendship, jobs and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is the mission of Best Buddies International. Since 2007, Audi has been honored to be the exclusive automotive sponsor and official vehicle of the non-profit organization founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver. Audi has helped Best Buddies raise nearly $25 million at the charity’s primary fundraising events. The Audi Best Buddies Challenges in Massachusetts and California take riders on 100-mile bike races, raising thousands of dollars for the charity. This year, Best Buddies and Audi will introduce a new race in the nation’s capital. “We have had the privilege of employing Buddies at our U.S. headquarters and witnessing firsthand the impact of Best Buddies on the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says Johan de Nysschen, president of Audi of America,. “We are honored to continue to support the organization’s incredible mission.”

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When we opened our first location in the United States in 1955, we offered just one model — the enduring cultural icon affectionately known as the Beetle. While the fun-loving Beetle and the “Bus” were capturing American hearts, Audi was quickening pulses with quality, performance and technological innovation. Audi joined the Volkswagen Group in 1965. And we’ve been hard at work, growing at home in America ever since. With the June 15 Times Square unveiling of the all-new Jetta 2011, the love story continues for all the hardworking Americans who engineer, manufacture, sell, service or drive our family of vehicles. Read more »

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Walter Maria de’Silva, Head of Group Design VOLKSWAGEN AG

Walter Maria de’Silva, Head of Group Design VOLKSWAGEN AG, received the 2010 World Green Car of the Year award

We know what it means to be green.

Even before we were recognized as “the most environmentally friendly car company selling in the USA” by J.D. Power and Associates, even before winning the 2010 World Green Car, the 2010 Green Car of the Year and 2009 Green Car of the Year awards, we’ve been green. Read more »

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