Subaru of America is dedicated to saving our planet. Both Subaru of America and Subaru dealers go to great lengths to build a cleaner, GREENER world. It's love that makes a difference.

Driving Green
With gasoline prices still high and perhaps on the rise, as well as increasing reports about the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment, now is the time to rethink how you typically maintain and operate your vehicles. Try the following tips to increase your fuel efficiency:

*Consider a hybrid like the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid that uses less gas, creates less pollution and gets better gas mileage.

*Avoid idling for more than 30 seconds. Save gas by turning off your engine.

*Eliminate excess weight from your trunk and luggage racks.

*Use air-conditioning conservatively to consume less fuel and decrease emissions.

*Avoid "jackrabbit" stops and starts that can dramatically reduce mileage.

*Follow the recommendations fro fuel octane in your Owner's Manual and only use higher octane gas if it's recommended.

*Use "energy-conserving" motor oil that contains friction-reducing additives to improve fuel economy. Conform to the manufacturer's recommendation when changing oil.

*Keep your tires properly inflated to save 2-3% in fuel economy. Tires can lose one pound of pressure per month.

*Follow a preventative maintenance schedule according to your Owner's Manual guidelines to enhance engine performance.
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Did you know that 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years is still on the road today?
Subaru believes in efficiency and durability. That goes a long way toward reducing waste.

Subaru of America and Subaru dealers alike are dedicated to protecting what we love. It's an integral part of our philosophy. Love is what makes Subaru a Subaru.

Did you know...
That it takes 3 months for waxed milk cartons to decompose?
That it takes 450 years for disposable diapers to decompose?
That it takes 1-5 years for a cigarette butt to decompose?
That it takes plastic garbage bags 10-20 years to decompose?
That it takes an apple core 2 months to decompose?
That it takes orange and banana peels up to 2 years to decompose?
That it takes 600 years for monofilament fishing line to decompose?
That aluminum cans and tabs take 80-100 years to decompose?
That it takes tin cans up to 50 years to decompose?
That it takes nylon fabric 30-40 years to decompose?
That it takes wool socks 1-5 years to decompose?
That it takes glass bottles 1,000,000 years to decompose?
That plastic bottles will stick around indefinitely??

Green is Good For All
Subaru understands that we all have a great responsibility to the environment. They know that clean vehicles is just a part of that.

At Subaru, all of the vehicles are built in zero-landfill plants, which means that all waste is recycled or turned into electricity. Since 2004, Subaru's manufacturing plants have not sent any waste to landfills.

Cleaner Emissions
Subaru's PZEV ratings mean near zero emissions. Subaru takes extra steps to protect nature by building vehicles that produce lower emissions. Subaru's Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles help protect the environment by reducing smog-forming emissions to nearly ZERO. Subaru's vehicles have 90% cleaner emissions than the average new vehicle. Gasoline vehicles meeting the PZEV standards sometimes have even lower emissions than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles
According to the EPA, the Outback, Forester and Legacy are among the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles available in the US based on air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and overall fuel economy.

Reduce. Re-use. Recycle.
Subaru's sole US plant, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is the 1st zero-landfill auto factory in the US. In 2006 alone, they recycled more than 22 million pounds of steel, nearly 1500 tons of cardboard and paper and 190 tons of plastics. Almost 11,000,000 gallons of water were saved thanks to Subaru's use of existing materials. Lightbulbs, rags and even left over food from their cafeteria gets recycled and turned into electricity. If you have a single bag of trash on your curb this week, you've sent more to a landfill than this plant will send the entire year. The plant gives new meaning to the word, "green" and is the ONLY auto factory in the US to be declared a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. The 832-acre campus is home to beavers, deer, coyotes and blue herons.