Bourne, Mass.-based Honda dealer The Boat Guy earned the Honda Environmental Leadership Award for its work to reduce the yard and service center’s environmental footprint.
“We’re extremely proud to be part of Honda’s global effort to help preserve and protect the environment,” said Andy Bancroft, president, in a statement. “Our customers already benefit from owning fuel-efficient Honda power products, but now they have extra peace of mind knowing that they’re supporting a local Honda dealer who is committed to environmentally responsible business operations.”
The dealership took numerous, green-minded steps to earn the award, including energy-efficient lighting, a recycling program that includes shrink wrap, water conservation practices, reducing stormwater runoff, and landscaping with native vegetation.
Honda said it introduced a voluntary “Green Dealer” program to U.S. dealers in 2011 and later expanded it to independently owned power equipment and powersports dealers. A third-party evaluator conducts environmental audits and recommends strategies for reducing energy use. Participating dealers across the company’s automotive, power equipment and powersports lines have collectively reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 87,000 metric tons and saved more than $19 million in energy costs.
More information and a Green Dealer Guide can be found here.