Here are a few Goals the Green Team has accomplished:
Eliminating plastic products and switching to compostable
Reducing waste is the most important first step in becoming sustainable. This is why single-use plastic water bottles have been eliminated from our facility. We gave reusable canteens to all our staff to help with transition into cutting back on plastic. We also went one step further — all cups, lids and straws in our cafe are compostable.
Recycling & TerraCycle
In addition to recycling, we have a partnership with TerraCycle, which takes items that cannot be recycled through single-stream recycling (like bottle tops, plastic bags and snack wrappers) and turns them into things like park benches and picnic tables that we can then donate to the community.
We compost now! Our compostable coffee bar cups and straws, plus items like food scraps, coffee grounds and greasy pizza boxes, which cannot be recycled and would normally go to a landfill, are now used to grow gardens in Austin.
More community involvement
We increased our involvement in community programs focused on restoring, preserving and protecting the environment through sponsorships and volunteer hours. We work with Keep Austin Beautiful, TreeFolks and Austin Parks Foundation, to help plant trees and clean up parks. And we’re always looking for more local, environment-focused organizations to support.
The 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event
In 2017, we raised $85,000 for Austin Pets Alive! during our Subaru Share the Love Event, and this year, we want to raise even more. Get a great vehicle and support a great cause. With every new Subaru purchased or leased from November 15 through January 2, Subaru will donate $250 to your choice of one of our five charity partners that benefit the Austin community.*
*Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 15, 2018 through January 2, 2019, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Austin Subaru will make an additional donation to the Hometown Charities selected. Purchasers/lessees must make their charity designations by January 31, 2019. The four national charities will receive a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 each. See Austin Subaru for details or visit subaru.com/share. All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc.