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Caring for the environment is a priority for Subaru, as demonstrated by its environmentally philanthropic branch Subaru Loves the Earth. This May, Subaru was the recipient of the 2020 Silver Halo Award in the Best Sustainability Initiative category from Engage for Good, a company that helps businesses and nonprofits work together towards positive causes.

 

Subaru of America received the award in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association. Over the last five years, the two companies have been working together to cut down on landfill waste in the country’s national parks. Their collective research tested different landfill practices in Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Denali parks. Since the testing began, each of these parks has almost doubled its recycling and composting, which has kept over 16 million pounds of waste from going into landfills. 

 

Subaru helped lead the way on this initiative, having already used zero-landfill practices in the Subaru operations. Together, they worked with the National Parks Conservation Association to think of the most effective ways to cut down on waste.

 

They started by noting the biggest items of waste — like plastic packaging, plastic water bottles, and food waste — and set goals to reduce each item. Now that the pilot parks have shown great success, Subaru and the National Parks Conservation hope to expand their efforts to more parks across America.

 

At Findlay Subaru Prescott, we’re not surprised about Subaru winning the 2020 Silver Halo Award. The brand has long been a model of sustainability in the auto industry. Visit the dealership to explore their excellent model lineup!

Categories: Subaru Awards