Meet our Green Team
The Austin Subaru Green Team–made up of employees who are passionate about the environment–was formed to evaluate our dealership and find ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We've established several eco-friendly practices within our facility to reduce our carbon footprint and better serve our community.
Here are a few things the Green Team has accomplished:
Eliminating plastic products
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 the transition into cutting back on plastic. We also went one step further. All cups, lids, and straws in our cafe are compostable. They may look plastic, but they're actually made from corn!
Recycling & TerraCycle
We've made some changes to our recycling bins and signs to make them stand out more and cut down on confusion on what is and is not recyclable. We also have a partnership with TerraCycle, which takes items that cannot be recycled through single-stream recycling (like bottle tops, plastic bags, and 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 instead 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. A few of the organizations we work with are Keep Austin Beautiful and TreeFolks, where we've helped plant trees and clean up parks. And we're always looking for more local, environmental-focused organizations to support.