We’re proud to announce that with the help of our Green Team, our facility has achieved Subaru’s Eco-Friendly Retailer certification.Learn more here.
At Austin Subaru, our Green Team is comprised of employees who are passionate about the environment. This team was formed specifically to evaluate our dealership and find ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We’re proud to have established several eco-friendly practices within our facility to reduce our carbon footprint and better serve our local community.
See what we’ve accomplished:
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 sell all kinds of great Subaru reusable water bottles, cups, and mugs onsite!
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.
While they may look plastic… All cups, lids, and straws in our famed Continental Cafe are compostable! (They’re actually made from corn!) 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.
We increased our involvement in community programs focused on restoring, preserving, and protecting the environment through sponsorships and volunteer hours. We’ve helped many organizations around Austin and have spent countless hours planting trees and cleaning up parks. Supporting local truly means the world to us.