Good news, Syracuse! The Conserve Program is now operating in ALL local Circle K locations. Following a successful test run in a smaller group of stores, the program has been rolled out throughout the community.
How does it work?
Through the Conserve Program, Circle K invests in carbon reduction projects. When you pump high-quality Circle K fuel, you’re helping to reduce the impact of carbon emissions by up to 30%. Yay, you! But it gets even better: Circle K Conserve locations operate on 100% renewable energy.
What does it mean for our community?
Every time you fill your tank at your local Circle K, you support volunteer projects and sponsorships in the communities where we live, work and play. Here in the Great Lakes Community, you support local organizations like Onondaga Earth Corps.
What does local impact look like?
The mission of OEC is to empower youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and the environment. To fulfill the mission of the organization, young people engage in hands-on community and environmental service learning projects.
Some of the ways OEC makes an impact in the Syracuse area are through urban forestry projects, stormwater management projects, and beautifying neighborhoods and parks.
OEC crews participate in important local tree inventories. These inventories are utilized by the City Arborist to seek funding for tree planting or to determine fall planting sites. OEC participants also do neighborhood outreach, tree planting and tree care.
Crew members work with specialists to design and install rain gardens. These rain gardens reduce the burden on aging sewage infrastructure, protect local waterways, and provide important wildlife habitats. OEC youth also create rain barrels and then canvass to identify homeowners that would like them. In addition, participants give rain garden tours and deliver educational activities at festivals.
Neighborhood and Park Beautification
OEC partners with the City of Syracuse to provide work opportunities for local youth. Parks provide environmental education to summer program participants and benefit from additional maintenance of the grounds. OEC crews have also been “crucial first responders” to the city’s need to maintain clean open spaces and engage neighborhood residents in preserving valuable natural resources.
We can all play a part in reducing environmental impact. Circle K Conserve is proud to invest in projects that not only improve our local communities, but the planet we share. Find a location near you!