Salt Lake City Subaru Dealer Plans to Plant 4,000 Trees in 2014

Just the Facts:
  • Mark Miller Subaru commits to reducing its impact on the environment by revamping its buildings to be more eco-friendly.
  • Recycled materials can be found throughout the buildings, including in the carpets, wall coverings and service bay floors.
  • The dealership expects to plant more than 4,000 trees locally in 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY — When the Mark Miller Subaru South Towne and Midtown stores in Salt Lake City say they're green, they mean it.

Environmental awareness is part of the business plan. In fact, the dealership group has an environmental mission statement.

Throughout its two locations, Mark Miller Subaru has made improvements to the facilities to reduce waste. The car washes collect and recycle much of the used wash water, which ends up saving about 75 gallons per car wash. Recycled materials make up most of the floorings and wall coverings in the dealerships, including the service drives and service bays. The locations adjust lighting in the building based on available sunlight, which reduces electricity usage. Refurbished bathrooms use less water and reduce paper trash.

And beginning January 1, Mark Miller Subaru committed to planting a tree for every new or used car it sells. The group has teamed up with TreeUtah to plant the trees at Solitude ski resort and along the nearby Jordan River. Mark Miller Subaru anticipates planting at least 4,000 trees in 2014. The group is encouraging its employees, customers and local volunteers to help in the effort.

In keeping with its theme of being better for its environment, Mark Miller Subaru has partnerships with local businesses that encourage environmental responsibility, including a local farmers' market and a bike club that volunteers to help maintain mountain bike trails.

Subaru has taken note of the dealership group's efforts and awarded it Eco-Friendly Dealer status in 2013.

Edmunds says: When dealerships work to improve communities, everybody wins.

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