Subaru Loves Pets
Subaru Loves the Earth
Subaru Loves Learning
Subaru Loves to Help
Subaru Loves to Care
Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.
Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.
It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.
In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.
We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.
You will see Planet's Love Promise in our commitment to minimizing our environmental impact and maximizing our contributions to the South Shore community.
Traditionally, shelters find homes for surrendered and abandoned dogs and cats. Planet Subaru and Standish Humane Society are developing a new frontier in reducing animal homelessness by intervening "upstream" and keeping animals in the homes where they are already loved. Too many owners give up their pets because they can't afford the care. Planet's donations, totaling over $100,000 since 2013, have enabled Standish to create the Planet Subaru Home Forever Fund to help owners pay for vet care, prescription foods, and other special needs. The Fund has helped Mr. Pickles, Smokey, Princess, Taz, and many more animals. Our shelter is now substantially under capacity, allowing Standish to take in animals from other shelters. Planet helps in many other ways too...contributing the time of Planet team members for Standish events, providing the dealership facility for adoption showcases, and using their marketing power to promote our mission. Many Standish volunteers and supporters buy and service their vehicles at Planet...it's our way of saying thanks for the love that Planet shares with animals and their human companions.
My Brother's Keeper, a non-profit organization serving communities south of Boston, delivers food, furniture, and gifts to families in need. We depend entirely on private charitable contributions. This past holiday season, Planet Subaru and the local enthusiast group Only Legacy's organized a toy drive at the dealership. Planet and the group contributed the toys, over 100 in total (six contractor bags full). Then members delivered the toys in a caravan thirty Subarus long! It was an opportunity for all involved to serve the community and celebrate their love of Subaru. Thanks to Planet for supporting Subaru owners and those in need!
When Planet Subaru asked the the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance to help establish a large garden of native flowers on several acres of disturbed and barren land within the grounds of their Hanover dealership, we immediately understood the cross-pollinating potential. It was not just the benefits that Oxeye Sunflowers, Purple Coneflowers, and Wild Bergamot offered beleaguered bees, thirsty hummingbirds, ever-more rare Monarchs and other regal butterflies. It was also the opportunity to impress upon a new audience, one already predisposed to appreciate nature's value, our belief that every square foot of native soil and species that we preserve will forge another link in the vast and powerful chain that sustains us all. Our daily efforts are focused on one unique ecosystem--the Massachusetts Coastal Pine Barrens. But to achieve our goals we depend on the growing awareness of nature's importance by residents of all regions. Fortunately for us, Planet Subaru and Subaru of America offered us the opportunity to make our case with flowers.
The North and South Rivers Watershed Association partnered with Planet Subaru to cut water usage at the dealership by 23%. NSRWA GreenScapes Program Director Lori Wolfe said, "We chose Planet Subaru for this project because of their reputation for green practices which include powering their showroom by solar panels and mowing with goats." Planet Subaru is officially recognized by Subaru of America as an Eco-Friendly Retailer. Planet is now saving over 40,000 gallons of water per year. The NSRWA analyzed the dealership's baseline water usage and prepared a list of recommendations for Planet to implement. Water-saving measures included the installation of high-efficiency toilets and other low-flow plumbing hardware. Planet Subaru was already recycling their carwash water and using no water for landscaping, but their fifty team members are always looking for new ways to shrink the environmental footprint of their operations. Saving water reduces the strain on Hanover's three wells, and reduces the amount of chemicals and energy required to treat the water.
Our focus for the Farm to Food Pantry program, now in its 5th year, is to engage teenagers in meaningful farm work. In every season, there is always plenty of work to do on the farm. Students help us achieve our goals. We seek to teach high school students about the important aspects of growing organic produce, incorporating sustainable practices and delivering healthy vegetables to local food pantries. There is a growing need at food pantries, and it is important for students to learn about their neighbors and peers who depend on equal access to food. Recently, one such teen, Yvette Wehner, harvested some early Spring leeks and scallions which are ready to enhance someone's meal. Yvette is in her second year of bicycling to the farm to complete this valuable community service, and we at the farm love this promise and commitment to help the environment and the folks who live here. Thank you Yvette and the dozens of additional teenagers who help and participate in this program, which is so kindly supported by the folks at Planet Subaru in Hanover.
We desperately needed a dependable car to get my daughter, Rachel, to her leukemia treatments in Boston. She has suffered so much at one point, she spent 44 straight days in the hospital. I used to have a perfect credit score but we had been devastated financially. I wrote to Planet Subaru because of their reputation for helping the community and asked if they could sell us a car on a VERY long-term payment plan. After a few weeks they traded in a nice Legacy and reconditioned it like new. When I came to pick it up, they wouldn't accept any money at all they gave me the car, and even paid all the taxes and DMV fees! Rachel named our Legacy Lu Lu. Now we don't have to ask for rides to the hospital, and I've been able to resume my real estate career to repair our finances. We LOVE Lu Lu and Planet Subaru! Thank you!
Planet Subaru, a Top Contender in the National Building Competition and winner of the Energy Star Small Business Award. Among many other efforts, Planet's signature initiative was the installation of a 78,540 watt rooftop solar plant, making Planet Subaru the only Subaru showroom in the world powered entirely by the sun. The 374 solar panels occupy about a quarter acre of Planet Subaru's roof and power the entire showroom: lights, computers, monitors, phones, fax machines, photocopiers, refrigerators, coffee makers, water coolers, vending machines...everything previously powered by burning fossil fuels. The panels provide approximately half of all the electrical power used by the entire dealership. When the system produces more power than the dealership requires, the electric meter runs backwards and the power company buys the electricity from Planet Subaru. Planet's installation produces 88,752 kWh annually, enough to power approximately eight average American homes. Owners of Planet Subaru, brothers John and Jeff Morrill, are eager to reduce the environmental impact of their businesses. Jeff Morrill said, manufacturing and driving cars takes a heavy toll on the earth. It is estimated that transportation alone is responsible for 25% of the world's carbon emissions. But buildings account for 43%, and while this family business can't reinvent the internal combustion engine, we can make a big difference in our facility.
Well known for its earth-friendly facilities, Planet Subaru is using goats and sheep to landscape its 11-acre facility. Planet Subaru owner Jeff Morrill said, "We have never used fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides at Planet Subaru, and now we're working to reduce the use of gasoline mowers and trimmers, too." The owners of Planet Subaru, brothers John and Jeff Morrill, are eager to reduce the environmental impact of their businesses. "Manufacturing and driving cars takes a heavy toll on the earth," Jeff Morrill said. "While this family business can't reinvent the internal combustion engine, we can make a big difference in our facility." Planet Subaru has been greening its operations for years. Planet's facility boasts a rooftop solar installation with 374 solar panels that power the entire showroom. Planet Subaru also received one of only eight Energy Star Small Business Awards awarded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. "Planet Subaru's tag line is 'your undealership.'" Jeff Morrill said. "Our environmental commitment is part of offering an experience different than the typical dealership. Many people do business with us because we share their values."
Special Olympics Massachusetts has announced that Planet Subaru of Hanover recently achieved a milestone in their charitable efforts, topping the $100,000 mark in donated cars to the Special Olympics Massachusetts' Recycle for Gold Program. Since becoming involved with the program in 2000, Planet Subaru of Hanover has worked with customers to donate more than 550 cars, which were recycled into monetary donations to help fund training, competitions, and health-related programming for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Brothers Jeff and John Morrill at Planet Subaru say the Recycle for Gold Program is a great fit for the dealership as it meets its goals of running a successful, environmentally responsible, and community-focused business. "John and I are very family-oriented and fitness-minded. The Recycle for Gold Program has proven to be a great fit, which assists us in achieving our business and personal goals. We are proud to help athletes achieve their goals through sports and look forward to continuing our support and donating many more cars," said Planet Subaru of Hanover president Jeff Morrill. "Our organization is grateful for business relationships like the one with Planet Subaru of Hanover. Over the years, they have been instrumental to the success of the Recycle for Gold Program," said Special Olympics Massachusetts' President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Johnson.
Planet Subaru in Hanover named Standish as its local charity to benefit from Subaru of America's annual "Share the Love" Campaign in which Subaru donates $250 for every new car sold or leased from Thanksgiving through the end of the year. Standish received the most donations from Planet Subaru car buyers, in the amount of $13,833. Many thanks to Jeff Morrill, owner of Planet Subaru, and his team for supporting Standish and working so diligently to encourage people to select Standish as beneficiary. Sharing the Love to help animals in need is much appreciated. Special congratulations to Jeff and his wife Julie who are the proud parents of two adorable kittens adopted from Standish during the "Share the Love" Campaign!