At Stop & Shop, making your grocery trip greener is easy. All you have to do is fuel up before or after you shop. Through the Stop & Shop Restore program, we offset your emissions, reducing your environmental footprint.
This helps create cleaner air for us to breathe, but Stop & Shop’s green efforts go beyond the sky. Keeping the land greener and cleaner is a priority too.
Finding locally-focused organizations to partner with led Stop & Shop to Keep Massachusetts Beautiful. They not only collaborate with businesses, but also individual volunteers and government leaders. Everyone involved is inspired to take action in ways that help make the state a cleaner and greener, litter-free place to live, work, and play.
At Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, the mantra is taking action. In 2018, it was estimated that about 360 tons of trash were picked up along major highways in Massachusetts. Even with this high number, data is often underestimated when it comes to totals.
To do their part at Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, involvement is encouraged through things like community cleanups and beautification projects. Being in the dirt, doing actual work, makes the difference. The effort becomes more palpable. The more it resonates within our own community, the more empowered we all feel to do more.
Divided into local chapters, Keep Massachusetts Beautiful as a whole teaches volunteers across the state how to connect and collaborate with government and business leaders to establish significant improvements that last. Specific areas where volunteers concentrate include:
- Litter prevention and litter cleanup
- Waste reduction and recycling programs
- Public space beautification
- Environmental education
There are currently 35 chapters across the Bay State, from Ashburnham to Wrentham.
Getting involved in your own community is easy. You can take the pledge to keep your own neighborhood litter-free, joining others across the state gathering up litter one bag at a time. Participation in this program even comes with an official Massachusetts Litter Cleanup Crew kit.
If you don’t have a local chapter in your community, you can contribute to the cause by starting and running your own. This puts you at the helm to make the changes your community needs to feel cleaner and greener.
Of course, even if you can’t donate your time, Keep Massachusetts Beautiful also appreciates financial support and makes it easy to donate.
Connecting to communities
Stop & Shop takes advantage of the organization’s Corporate Community Service Program, which matches businesses to area municipalities in need of volunteer support. It allows businesses to get involved directly in the communities where they work for a more meaningful connection.
Keeping it green
Stop & Shop’s Restore Program is helping tackle a major issue in our environment today. By offsetting a portion of your car’s fuel emissions each time you fill up your gas tank at a Stop & Shop station, less carbon dioxide lingers in the air. However, there’s always more work to be done. Join Stop & Shop and Keep Massachusetts Beautiful by getting involved in your own community.