Canon U.S.A. Announces The Mount Academy as Winner of 2013 North American Envirothon

  Canon U.S.A. Announces The Mount Academy as Winner of 2013 North American
  Envirothon

Teams from 47 U.S. States, Nine Canadian Provinces and One Canadian Territory
    Compete in North America's Largest High School Environmental Education
                                 Competition

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- August 12, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to
announce that a five-member student team from The MountAcademy in Esopus, N.Y.
is the winner of the 2013 North American Envirothon. Sponsored by Canon U.S.A.
and local conservation districts, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service
and the National Association of Conservation Districts, the Envirothon is
North America’s largest high school environmental education competition. This
year’s competition was held at Montana State University from August 4-9, where
57 teams representing 47 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces and one Canadian
territory competed for a share of $175,000 in scholarships, host grants and
Canon products.

“Congratulations to the teams that participated in this year’s North American
Envirothon,” said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate
Communications Division, Canon U.S.A. “The Envirothon is a great way for high
school students to learn about sustainability, the environment and management
of our natural resources. Canon’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei – all people,
regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working
together into the future,  corresponds with these values – education and
environmental responsibility are important to us.”

The North American Envirothon tests teams on their knowledge of soils and land
use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and a current environmental issue.
Each team's knowledge is tested under the supervision of foresters, soil
scientists, wildlife specialists and other natural resource professionals.
Teamwork, problem-solving and presentation skills are evaluated as each team
offers a panel of judges an oral presentation with recommendations for solving
the specific challenge that is presented during the competition. The current
environmental issue for this year's competition was sustainable rangeland
management: achieving a balance between traditional agricultural uses with
non-agricultural uses on Montana rangelands.

The top 10 teams of the 2013 North American Envirothon include:

Place    High School                   City/Town       State
1^st     The Mount Academy             Esopus          New York
2^nd     Massachusetts                 Newton          Massachusetts
3^rd     Pembroke Hill High            Kansas City     Missouri
4^th     Kenne High School             Kenne           New Hampshire
5^th     Oxford High School            Oxford          Mississippi
6^th     West Hill Secondary School    Owen Sound      Ontario
7^th     Charter School of             Wilmington      Delaware
            Wilmington
8^th     Housatonic Valley Regional    Fall Village    Connecticut
9^th     York Homeschool               York            Pennsylvania
            Association
10^th    Spartanburg High School       Spartanburg     South Carolina

In addition to the North American Envirothon, Canon U.S.A. supports a wide
range of environmental education and youth programs at Yellowstone National
Park, Acadia National Park and National Geographic. For more information,
visit www.usa.canon.com/environment.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

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respective owners.

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Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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emmoran@cusa.canon.com
 
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