PRLog - April 26, 2012 - SUMMIT, N.J. -- On a crystal clear Wednesday afternoon, the Douglas Auto Group headed over to United Airlines Earth Day at Newark International Airport. Douglas Volkswagen brought their award-winning Passat, Jetta TDI and Golf TDI while Infiniti brought their brand new Infiniti JX35 Crossover. While a soulful band played an eclectic mix of Caribbean and Contemporary Rock music, the Douglas VW and Douglas Infiniti Sales Consultants fielded questions from the United Airlines employees. Many of the employees were impressed to find out the VW TDI's gave up to a mid 40's MPG and about the Infiniti JX's Eco mode and Eco pedal functions. Additionally the United employees had the opportunity to enter a raffle to win an iPad courtesy of the Douglas Auto Group. As United Airline employees were filling out their iPad raffle, Christine Mazurek, the winner of our Kindle Fire from United Airline's Employee Appreciation Day, stopped by to say hello. Douglas was also proud to announce at Earth Day the release of their two new apps. Now from your smart phone, you can download our free apps to schedule Douglas Service appointments, store your personal car information, check out coupons and specials, find the cheapest gas nearby and find out the latest news on the Douglas Social Media sites.
While the Douglas Auto Group was educating the public on the latest and greatest news on our company, we found out about some intriguing green initiatives floating around United Airlines Earth Day. Waste Management displayed their Solar-Powered Trash Compactor. It can hold 5 times the amount of a normal trash container which helps significantly reduce waste management labor, fuel, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions. Jaco Environmental had a refrigerator on display adorned with cool deep-sea characters. Jaco was showcasing its expertise in appliance recycling. They make sure that all components of old appliances such as an old fridge are either recycled for beneficial uses or eliminated in an environmentally responsible way. Lastly, the airline had a brilliant idea of handing out a seed card. Little seeds were ingrained inside their green initiative promo letter. You take the seed card and plant it in the ground. When planted, the seeds will eventually grow into gorgeous wildflowers.
As we headed out at the end of United Airlines Earth Day 2012, the sun was still shining as jet airplanes zoomed across the clear blue sky. It served as a reminder how all businesses should focus on not just making a profit but producing Earth friendly products that will keep our environment as enjoyable for our grandchildren as it is for us.