Drive Carbon Neutral Program
Looking to get behind the wheel of a new Subaru? Ruge's Subaru in Rhinebeck, NY doesn't just offer an extensive inventory of new Subaru crossovers, sedans, and SUVs to choose from, but we also purchase and plant new15 trees on your behalf so that you can drive carbon neutral for the next year!
Drive Carbon Neutral With Ruge's Subaru And Help Make A Difference!
By purchasing and planting 15 new trees for each new Subaru purchased here at Ruge's Subaru we can offset the carbon footprint that occurs from driving your vehicle. We are currently the only dealership in the Northeast that is partnering with The Carbon Offset Company and we couldn't be prouder to be a part of this initiative.
How Much Carbon Does An Automobile Emit?
On average, 28% of the planet's yearly CO2 emissions stem from transportation, and of that 28%, everyday automobiles account for more than 1/3 of the overall problem, with an average of 10,141.3 lbs of carbon per year.
Carbon emissions breakdown between the five forms of transportation:
- Automobiles: 40%
- Trucks: 34%
- Aviation: 11%
- Marine: 11%
- Railways: 4%
Why Are We Teaming Up With The Carbon Offset Company?
"When we first heard of The Carbon Offset Company and learned of their efforts, we knew that this was a project we wanted to be a part of. Although vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient, they still present negative effects that endanger our environment. By pledging to plant 15 trees to offset carbon emissions for each vehicle that we put on the road; we know that we are helping our customers make a difference for generations to come."
- Patrick J. Downes, Director of Marketing
What Are The Benefits of Planting Trees?
- Restore animal habitats
- Restore local rainfall patterns
- Allow water tables to rise, which will improve water purity
- Stop flooding and soil erosion, increasing soil quality
- Offset the carbon emissions that a vehicle adds
Where Are We Planting?
With carbon emissions being a global issue, our planting efforts span the globe. We plant as close as the Finger Lakes National Forest and as far as Madagascar. We like planting close to home for obvious reasons, but we also plant in areas further away due to the high-impact benefits it provides to the communities there.
By including far away areas such as Senegal, Haiti, and Madagascar, Ruge's Subaru is able to aid in the much-needed employment and reforestation efforts to a region that so desperately needs it.
What Is The Human And Environmental Impact?
By planting trees each time a new Subaru is purchased here at Ruge's Subaru, we are able to help:
- Increase yearly crop yields
- Stabilize farms and allow local economies to flourish
- Cut down on extreme poverty
Test Drive A New Subaru At Ruge's Subaru In Rhinebeck!
If you would like to hear more about this program or a specific new Subaru in our inventory, please feel free to contact us online, by phone, or visit us in person here at Ruge's Subaru! We're conveniently located at 6444 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck, NY and our sales department is open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m on Saturday.
So what are you waiting for? Drive home in the new Subaru of your dreams and become a part of our Drive Carbon Neutral initiative today! dealer in Rhinebeck, NY doesn't just offer an extensive inventory of new Subaru crossovers, sedans, and SUVs to choose from, but we also purchase and plant new15 trees on your behalf so that you can drive carbon neutral for the next year!