Some 93 7-Eleven C-Stores test RENEW program.
7-Eleven is looking to reduce its carbon footprint and better the air we breathe by taking a stance against pollution.
Ninety-three 7-Eleven stores in Portland, Seattle, and Madison, Wis. are testing a new program with GreenPrint—a company promoting sustainability through the retail gasoline, fleet and consumer product industries—to reduce the harm that cars emit into the atmosphere. This program is titled 7-Eleven RENEW.
The 7-Eleven RENEW program is simple. Customers pump the same high-quality fuel they usually pump at participating RENEW 7-Eleven stores. Then, 7-Eleven, in conjunction with GreenPrint, reallocates a portion of each customer’s fuel transaction to plant trees and support other carbon reduction projects in the local community.
Emissions are reduced up to 30% for each gallon of fuel pumped. That means for an average American car with a 15 gallon tank, 7-Eleven can plant up to an estimated two trees per car, or invest in equivalent carbon offset projects such as solar power projects, wind power projects, and gas capture projects to offset their car’s emissions.
With 7-Eleven stores filling up an average of 300 cars per day, each participating 7-Eleven store will offset emissions by investing in carbon offset projects that are the equivalent of planting an estimated 1,075 trees over the year (an estimated 90 trees per month) or an estimated reduction of 7.2 million pounds of carbon with the help of local customers.
The 7-Eleven RENEW program provides customers an easy way to lower their carbon footprint and improve the ecosystem’s health without altering their lifestyle.