7-Eleven Launches Emissions Offset Program at Gas Pumps
With a goal of planting 20,000 trees across Canada by October 2019, 7-Eleven Canada launched RENEW, an emissions offset program at 61 7-Eleven fueling locations in the Vancouver area.
The RENEW program is 7-Eleven’s collaboration with GreenPrint, a company promoting sustainability through the retail petroleum, fleet and consumer product industries.
“What is really great about this program is that customers don’t have to do anything different,” states Nick Angelo, senior director of Operations, 7-Eleven Canada. “They just fill up their tanks and we’ll do what it takes to offset carbon emissions.”
To date, as a result of the existing RENEW program in the U.S., more than 70,000 trees have been planted and over 24,000 tons of carbon has been offset.
“7-Eleven is an innovator in the gasoline industry,” said Pete Davis, founder and chief executive officer of GreenPrint. “They have proven their commitment to customers and the environment by expanding the RENEW program to Canada, continuing to seek out ways to better the earth and help the local communities where their stores reside.”
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