LINCOLN, Neb. – The 7-Eleven RENEW reduced emissions program launched in August 2017 and in just one year of operation, already has helped offset 32,448 metric tons in carbon emissions and plant 100,000 trees. According to a press release, this is the equivalent of powering 1.6 million homes for a whole day with no environmental impact.
The program is a collaboration between 7-Eleven and GreenPrint, which promotes sustainability through retail gasoline, fleet and consumer product industries. More than 900 7-Eleven locations offer the RENEW program in Northern California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Washington; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The RENEW program partners with the Arbor Day Foundation for tree planting, helping to ensure the trees are planted in areas that needed them most. Through the program, 7-Eleven planted 100,000 trees in the past year.
“We’ve expanded our sustainability footprint as it is important to our communities, customers and organization,” said 7-Eleven Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Tanco in a press release. “In 2019, we look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on the local communities in which we operate by further growing the RENEW program.”