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.

Just Posted

Surrey bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

Routes he drove have not been disclosed

Surrey mayor denies property tax deferral motion

Councillor’s notice of motion for Surrey property taxes to be deferred until Dec. 2 out of order

Team refunds OK’d for cancelled Surrey Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament

The decision follows the amalgamation of the Central City Breakers club with Surrey Football Club

COVID-19: B.C. reports 4 deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Most Read