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Planting a forest... One test drive at a time

Carter Fall Tree Planing Event

In one year the average car puts over 5 tons of Carbon Dioxide into the air. Now you can decrease your carbon footprint. How? With a tree! Just test-drive or purchase a Subaru at Carter and we'll plant a tree in your name in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, the scenic byway along the I-90 corridor stretching from Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass into Central Washington. Together we can make a difference and be on the road to Carbon Neutral!

It's tree planting season once again. Scroll down to read more about our fall tree planting kick off!


For each car test-driven at Carter Subaru, one tree will be planted in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, funded by Carter Motors. For each car purchased, three additional trees will be planted. So, if you test drive a car and buy it there will be four trees planted in the Greenway!

The idea is simple, to offset a year of the carbon emissions of your car, 4 trees have been planted (1 at your test drive and 3 upon purchase). Those trees will live their lives here locally in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, and will actively be absorbing tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Over their lives (average life of 70 years for Northwest trees), these 4 trees will absorb one year of carbon emissions of a car getting 21 miles to the gallon that is driven 12,000 miles.

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Come join our Tree Planting Events

Carter Fall Tree Planing EventThrough our "Planting a Forest... One test drive at a time" campaign, Carter Subaru & Carter Volkswagen have donated over 30,000 trees to be planted in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. And now we need your help to actually plant these trees.

So come out and volunteer and get dirty with us. Bring a friend or bring your kids. It really is a good time, and you'll be doing something great for our future.

>>Click here to find out more information and to sign up!

If you can not make it to the Tree Planting this fall, the Mountains to Sound Greenway has many other opportunities.
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About the Mountains to Sound Greenway

The Mountains to Sound Greenway stretches over 100 miles along Interstate 90 from the shores of Puget Sound in Seattle, over Snoqualmie Pass and into Central Washington. The Greenway encompasses protected and working forests, farms, historic sites, lakes, campgrounds, rivers, trails, wildlife habitat and vibrant communities. Of the 1.4 million acres of land in the Greenway, over 750,000 acres have been preserved and are held by local, state and federal agencies in trust for the public good.


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Threes for Trees!



Fans of all ages joined Storm players for beach volleyball, tree seed planting, lunch and great prizes.

35,000+ Trees



Since the start of Carter Motor's Carbon Neutral Program, over 35,000 trees have been planted in the Mountain To Sound Greenway. These trees will absorb tons of Carbon Dioxide a year when the are fully grown!