RENEW your community with each fill-up

Lower Mainland’s 7-Eleven stores commit to environmental leadership

As we all do a little more to reduce our impact on the environment, can you feel good about fuelling up?

You can with 7-Eleven’s RENEW initiative, which launched at stations throughout the Lower Mainland last September.

Inspired by a successful program in the US, every time you fill up your vehicle at 7-Eleven, the RENEW program invests in carbon emissions offset projects such as reforestation, solar power and wind power, offsetting your tailpipe emissions by up to 30 per cent.

“Our customers really appreciate the program and the fact that they don’t have to do anything different to make a difference in their communities,” says Nick Angelo, Sr. Director, Operations, Team Canada.

And what a difference it’s made: Lower Mainland stations recently hit the milestone of 150 million litres of fuel offset!

To put it another way, that’s 27,931 metric tons of CO2 offset – equivalent to powering 1.7 million homes with electricity for a day!

In addition, the program has also planted more than 5,600 trees, including 300 planted in North Vancouver’s Lynmouth Park, Angelo notes.

With 60 locations participating, it’s easy to find a station in your travels, and Angelo is excited about the opportunity to share the program’s success with drivers. “This is a project we feel very passionate about,” he says.

Learn more about the RENEW initiative at 7-elevenrenew.ca, and if you’d like to take your commitment even further, 7-Eleven welcomes volunteers to come help team members at tree planting and beautification projects with TreeCanada.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

RCACC 77th annual ceremonial review in Maple Ridge

Annual review included demonstrations and awards

On Cooking: Trust the reliable butcher

‘Aromas embraced my senses like a welcoming friend.’

Untrending: Happiness arrives like a hummingbird

‘Pay attention to the little things.’

Ruskin Dam project complete, road re-opens over bridge

Bash on the Bridge celebration Saturday.

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Semis catch fire at wrecker off Highway 1 in west Abbotsford

Crews called to scene at around 2 p.m., finding up to six semis that had caught fire at the wrecker

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Most Read