Making a Difference
Lithia dealerships live our core value to Take Personal Ownership by continuously looking for ways to improve their sustainability practices and their communities. What follows are just a few examples of those efforts.
Subaru Eco-Friendly Dealerships
Six of our Subaru dealerships — Reno Subaru, Great Falls Subaru, Subaru of Spokane, Diablo
Subaru of Walnut Creek, Carbone Subaru of Utica, and Carbone Subaru of Troy — have taken the
initiative to qualify for The Subaru Eco-Friendly Retailer Program. This is a voluntary
program designed for retailers who want to make a positive impact on their communities and
The program focuses on five key areas:
• Energy Efficiency
• Water Conservation
• Waste Management
• Community Involvement
Honda Acura Environmental Leadership Program
Thirteen of our Honda and Acura dealerships have earned the Honda or Acura Environmental
Leadership Award for their efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of their dealerships.
These dealerships have implemented several environmental best practices such as proper
building envelope insulation to minimize heat gain and loss, energy-efficient HVAC systems,
energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting, designated recycling areas, water-efficient
systems and more.
A Leader in Environmental Education
Lithia Motors recognizes we are in a position to make influential, positive changes. As a
leader in the automotive industry in sustainable practices, we are driven to increase public
awareness regarding the benefits of electric vehicles and hybrids. Our exciting, new
GreenCars initiatives fuel our goal of encouraging consumers to pursue and explore
planet-conscious transportation solutions.
Our GreenKids Earth Day Program
In 2020, we initiated our upcoming GreenKids Program, which will launch on Earth Day 2021.
This model program will partner select Lithia dealerships in various locations in
California, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington State with local high schools to educate
teens on the positive environmental impact of eco- friendly vehicles.
We will engage students using a creative, innovative video and other educational materials—and for some teens, a hands-on experience driving an electric vehicle (EV) or green car. On certain dates and locations, the program will also plant a tree for every test drive of an EV. The program’s scope will only accelerate as we continue to offer GreenKids partnerships throughout our national retail network.