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How does the company you are nominating exemplify the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling? (500 character max.)
In the last year, Chapman Automotive has COMPLETELY eliminated plastic water bottles at all 7 locations. Our employees are provided reusable water bottles. We have also started a recycling program at all of the dealerships, and have made significant efforts in cutting down on paper usage.
How does the company engage and inform employees and consumers about sustainability? (500 character max.)
We have a green team comprised of employees and is totally voluntary. We meet once monthly to discuss changes that we can make in the dealerships, as well as what we can do within our neighborhoods to cut waste and promote self sustainability. We partnered with Changemaker High School and have helped with their park beautification projects and also helped with the construction of their chicken coops.
How does the company you are nominating give back to the community? (500 character max.)
Chapman Automotive Group’s Green Team has done 2 (preparing for our third) Habitat for Humanity build days with more than 80 employees showing up each time. We also have hosted 8 pet adoption days with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Chapman pays all the adoption fees and we try to fond the dogs loving, forever homes. We also have a tree program with Tucson Clean and Beautiful and offer a tree to all of our sales customers to plant at their houses or to donate back to the community.
What else would you like us to know about this company? (1,000 character max.)
To continue with our community out reach, we have had two very successful fundraising seasons with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and this upcoming year we will be partnering with the Children’s Clinic at TMC. We held a candy drive this year and donated 94 bags of candy and over 100 non food items for their Halloween Party. We are a team of people who care about Tucson, Arizona, and the world. Small steps in the right direction are just that, steps in the right direction. We are all very dedicated to our mission and have a great time while doing it. Our Green team has become a family of weirdoes that truly love each other and who care about this planet. We will live up to our motto, “Doing our share, Showing we care”.