“At Subaru, we feel it’s our personal responsibility to protect Earth’s natural wonders and encourage our retailers and customers to engage in smart environmental practices, simply because it’s the right thing to do.”
— Tom Doll, president and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. Along with our retailers across the country, Subaru works to reduce waste, safeguard resources for future generations, and preserve natural spaces – making real, meaningful commitments to these goals. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
Subaru and our retailers have teamed up with TerraCycle® to keep hard-to-recycle trash like coffee cups and snack wrappers out of landfills. So far we’ve given over 7,000,000 pieces of trash a new life as useful goods like a bench outside your local school. Find a participating retailer and learn more about how we’re making our world a more sustainable place.
Subaru and participating Subaru retailers across the U.S. have partnered with TerraCycle to collect hard-to-recycle waste through our year-round Subaru Loves the Earth initiative. This continuing Zero-Waste™ Box program diverts two tons of waste per month, on average, from landfills across the U.S.
TerraCycle gives this collected waste another life by recycling it into usable items like Adirondack chairs and park benches, which are donated by Subaru to community organizations like the Naturebridge Center in Yosemite National Park.
Learn more about our partnership with TerraCycle.
Since 2008, Carter Subaru has been “On the Road to Carbon Neutral.” This Subaru retailer is offsetting their customers’ carbon footprint by planting over 150,000 trees in the Mountains to Sound Greenway – an iconic 1.5 million acres of connected natural lands in and around the Seattle area. These native trees improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gasses, and enhance recreational green spaces, benefiting both our health and well-being. Carter Subaru’s commitment extends beyond the financial, as they and many of their customers have also volunteered more than 1,200 hours to remove invasive species and plant trees. By doing this, they have created a legacy that will enrich our environment and our community for generations.
For more information, please visit Carter Subaru Ballard.
Subaru of Wichita partnered with Plant With Purpose to plant 300 trees in Haiti to help with reforestation efforts in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Plant With Purpose is a nonprofit organization that reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. Their life-changing projects include soil conservation, community-based microfinance, reforestation efforts, and veterinary care, all of which are designed to help farmers in developing countries care for their land, provide for their families, and build a better future for their children.
In an effort to support the local community and work to make a positive impact on the environment, Mike Shaw Subaru in Denver participated in the first annual Subaru Loves the Earth E-Waste Recycling Event in which local citizens could bring nonworking or obsolete electronic products to be safely recycled or disposed. Throughout the month of April, this team ended up collecting over five tons of electronic waste during the one-month collection period — waste that would have most likely ended up in a landfill.
Since 1999, Subaru has been the official vehicle of this organization and a proud partner, working together to create the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program.
As a dedicated partner of the National Park Foundation, Subaru of America has provided critical support to more than 100 National Parks.
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Subaru joined forces to see how Subaru’s zero-landfill experience could be applied to help our National Parks.
Over the past three years, Subaru and our retailers have partnered with TerraCycle® to help transform trash into useful durable goods that benefit our communities.
Subaru and their retailers have partnered with the National Forest Foundation to help replant 500,000 trees in areas devastated by the California wildfires.
Loves the Earth Timeline
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