Salt Lake City Subaru Dealer Plans to Plant 4,000 Trees in 2014
Edmunds.com Correspondent Matt Jones Recognized Mark Miller Subaru's Midtown and Southtowne stores for their Green initiative.
Matt is a senior editor for Edmunds, his article can be found here , Matt has written other articles for dealership recognition and above and beyond sales associates.
Mark Miller Subaru was recognized as Utah's only Eco - Friendly Dealership.
The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) released their annual report for 2013 in February. The report’s synopsis described the Provo, Salt Lake & Logan Utah areas as not meeting Federal Health & EPA standards for Particle Matter in the air. The report described Utah’s poor air quality as the reason for longer lasting inversions throughout the winter season, including this year’s earlier-than-normal inversion which started in late November and lasted through February.
Four months is a long time to endure poor air quality and inversion conditions. This is why Mark Miller Subaru has started their Driving Green program to help protect, and give back to Utah’s community. Mark Miller Subaru has teamed up with TreeUtah, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to tree planting and education. For every car sold at either of the two Mark Miller Subaru dealerships, we will be planting trees up around Solitude Ski Resort and along the Jordan River areas. This particular joint venture has been named Project Oxygen. We are hoping to plant over 2,000 trees per an event, all employees, customers and vendors will be invited to participate in this fun endeavor.
We are proud to be the only two Eco-Friendly Subaru dealerships in the State of Utah. Subaru of America Inc, takes great pride in not only selling high quality Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV), but also in protecting the environment. That’s why Subaru created the Eco-Friendly Dealer program, to reduce carbon footprint in the daily business world. In 2004, Subaru of Indiana became the first manufacturing facility in the United States to reach zero-landfill status and all Subaru vehicles are built in zero-landfill plants. 100% of manufacturing waste is either recycled or turned into electricity. Subaru of Indiana is the first and remains the only plant in the United States to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
Mark Miller Subaru’s two dealerships are completely equipped with recycled materials. The carpet is recycled from old car windshields, the paint is a new low volatile organic compound (VOC) mixture. Our tile and ACM panels are made from recycled materials as well. Other Eco-Friendly elements include flush free urinals, paper free hand dryers, daylight harvesting light fixtures and a water recycling car wash.
We promote the preservation and protection of the planet through sustainable business practices that conserve natural resources. All in part to help reduce our environmental impact toward building strong community relationships to create a cleaner and safer environment for future generations.
We will continue to strive to reduce our carbon footprint in the valley and will work hard in consistently bettering our part in the community through energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, waste management and community involvement.