NASHVILLE -- Tri Star Energy has partnered with GreenPrint to debut a reduced-emissions program for fuel purchases at all of its Twice Daily convenience stores.
Launching in April, the Thrive program will calculate the tailpipe emissions for each gallon of all grades of gasoline bought by Twice Daily customers and invest in carbon projects to reduce the related emissions. These projects include tree plantings and renewable-energy development.
The Thrive program will also coordinate the planting of 25,000 trees in Tennessee with the Arbor Day Foundation. It includes a partnership with GROW Enrichment, a Nashville-based nonprofit that focuses on urban agriculture and nature conservation education, to plant trees and help with education projects in the city.
The Thrive program requires no hardware or software, and no new tanks or equipment. Other retailers that have partnered with Atlanta-based GreenPrint on similar programs include 7-Eleven, Home Service Oil and The Pride Stores.
“With our Twice Daily stores being locally owned and operated, we’re focused on our communities and how best to support and give back to them,” said Steve Hostetter, CEO of Nashville-based Tri Star Energy LLC, which owns and operates more than 80 stores and supplies fuel to retailers in Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. “It’s important that we continue to support initiatives that are important to our guests and our communities, and ‘Thrive’ with GreenPrint will help us do that.”