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7-Eleven Launches Tree Planting Program for Gas Customers

7-Eleven Launches Program to Offset Tailpipe Emissions
All of Surrey’s 10 locations chosen to pilot the green program

Surrey, B.C. (October 2018)  | With a goal of planting 20,000 trees across Canada by October 2019 with Tree Canada, 7-Eleven, Inc. has launched RENEW, 7-Eleven’s emissions offset program. RENEW is now available at sixty-one 7-Eleven fueling locations in the Lower Mainland with hope that it will expand across Canada.

Customers at participating 7-Eleven fueling stations across the lower mainland can offset their tailpipe emissions by purchasing the same high-quality fuel. There is no other program like it in Canada.

For every litre of fuel purchased as a part of the 7-Eleven RENEW program, an investment will be made in reforestation, green-scape projects, wildlife protection and/or renewable energy projects designed to help offset tailpipe emissions. Depending on the amount contributed, tailpipe emissions may be offset by up to 30 percent.

In addition to that and to go the extra mile, the RENEW program is working with Tree Canada to participate in volunteer projects and to plant trees.

“It’s important to us, as leaders in the industry, to find ways to support our communities, to give back, and to make a difference,” said Nick Angelo, Sr., Director of Operations for 7-Eleven Canada, which is based in Surrey. “This program offers customers an opportunity to make an impact and help their local communities.”

“The RENEW program plants trees locally with Tree Canada,” stated Laura Cottle of Tree Canada. “Trees reduce the effects of climate change, they clean our air, they provide habitat to sustain biodiversity, and they help us live longer, healthier lives. We thank 7-Eleven for their commitment to a greener Canada.”

“What is really great about this program is that customers don’t have to do anything different,” added Angelo. “They just fill up their tanks and we’ll do what it takes to offset some of the carbon emissions. We’ll invest the funds, not only in planting trees, but also in some of the great approved programs such as solar, wind and recovery of landfill gases. This is an important initiative and we hope that many of our customers will support it by participating in the RENEW program.”

To locate a 7-Eleven store offering the RENEW program near you, visit: 7-elevenrenew.ca

About 7-Eleven
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Its Canadian headquarters is in Surrey, British Columbia. 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 66,000 stores in 17 countries. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee, Big Bite and Big Gulp, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, and crispy classic chicken. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Find out more about 7-Eleven Canada at www.7-Eleven.ca, via the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media @7ElevenCanada via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Tree Canada
We’re a registered charity proudly dedicated to planting and nurturing trees. For 25 years, we’ve engaged communities, governments, corporations and individuals in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. Since 1992, we’ve planted more than 80 million trees, greened more than 600 schoolyards, helped restore places hit by natural disasters and brought together urban forestry experts greening cities all across Canada.

About GreenPrint
Founded by a team of loyalty and rewards experts, GreenPrint created the first reduced emissions programs for fuel which is licensed to convenience store chains, energy companies, and corporate fleets – enabling them to sell, or fill up with, more environmentally friendly fuel. Today the company reduces or offsets emissions on almost 500 million gallons annually across hundreds of retail locations and 40,000 corporate and municipal fleets in 12 countries.

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