ANDERSON, Ind. – Indianapolis Metro residents can now reduce their carbon footprint, plant trees and lessen their impact on the environment by refueling at Ricker’s. In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Ricker’s and GreenPrint LLC are launching Ricker’s Replenish, a reduced emissions program now available at 506 pumps across 32 Ricker’s locations in Indiana.
Ricker’s Replenish reduces carbon emissions in a sustainable way and counteracts the negative effects emissions have on the atmosphere, climate and way of living. Every time a customer pumps any grade of fuel at Ricker’s, the program will calculate the vehicle’s tailpipe emissions and invest in projects that remove carbon out of the atmosphere and put oxygen back in. These types of projects include planting trees, forest preservation, solar power development, wind power development and more.
“Anderson and Indianapolis are where our company roots lie and are home to our employees and customers,” said Quinn Ricker, president and CEO of Ricker’s. “We couldn’t be happier to be able to offer such a unique program, solely dedicated to creating a positive impact on our community and environment.”
So far Ricker’s Replenish has planted 1,000 trees with the Arbor Day Foundation and begun Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s first project to protect a 300-year-old tree in the Springdale Neighborhood. Ricker’s Replenish has plans to plant more than 10,000 trees with the Arbor Day Foundation through projects this year. Ricker’s will also contribute and host various community tree-planting projects with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.
“The Ricker’s team is a fantastic group with a very strong commitment to their employees, customers and community. We are proud and happy to join them in their efforts,” stated Pete Davis, founder and CEO of GreenPrint. “As Ricker’s continues to drive innovation and thought leadership in the convenience store industry, we are excited to stand alongside them as we work to deliver positive change.”