Sustainable Works

Sustainable Works

LAcarGUY has been involved with Sustainable Works for 15+ years primarily at each of our zero-waste holiday BBQ's each December.  The Sustainable Works team teaches the employees in attendance how to properly recycle their waste and even compost the food at the bbq's which ultimately cuts down on trash for the dealership and diverting waste from the landfill.  Employees are then encouraged to recycle and compost at each of our dealerships with clearly labeled recycling, trash and compost bins at each location.

About Sustainable Works

Sustainable Works is an environmental education organization and is currently a project of Community Partners. Our work is made possible by the City of Santa Monica's Sustainable City Plan, our program participants, grants, individual donors, and in-kind service donations from Santa Monica College. Although our programs are designed for Santa Monica residents and businesses, our participants come from all across the greater Los Angeles Area. Sustainable Works is interested in expanding its programs into other cities with a focus on sustainability, resource efficiency or community development.

Recent Events

   
   
   
   

LAcarGUY Celebration For Employees & Families

On Sunday, February 9th 2020, LAcarGUY hosted its very own Mardi Gras-themed event at the Santa Monica Barker Hangar to celebrate its over 1,000 employees for all their hard work and dedication.  Event included booths with games hosted by several incredible charitable organizations including EMAHeal the BayGrades of GreenGone To The Dogs, and Sustainable Works. Activities included a roaming New Orleans Jazz Band, Gator Roller Coaster, Mardi Gras Fun House, Adult Ferris Wheel, along with classic fair games like football toss, dart balloons, ring bottle toss, and more.  

There was an overall wellness theme too, which meant healthy snacks like salads, apple slices, veggie sticks and fresh-squeezed lemonade.  The main surprise of the afternoon was having four-time gold medalist Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak speak to the group which was such an inspiration.  He recounted his experiences in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic games including the incredible mens 4×100 freestyle relay in Beijing when Lezak beat France's world record holder Alain Bernard in the anchor leg of that unforgettable relay. 

LAcarGUY would like to thank all of the employees that made it out along with their families and all the charitable organizations for providing such fun entertainment and education!  We look forward to next year's big celebration!

Sustainable Works Honoring Mike Sullivan at 2019 Eco Star Awards Celebration

On Wednesday, September 25th Sustainable Works will be honoring LAcarGUY's Mike Sullivan at the 2019 Eco Star Awards Celebration in Santa Monica.

2019 ECO STAR HONOREES include:

Julia Jay Posin - Co-founder of Steel Straws, a social good company with the mission of reducing single-use plastics and organizing environment-focused community events.

Mike Sullivan - Owner of the LAcarGUY family of 12 dealerships being recognized for 20 years of dedication to environmental stewardship, community involvement and outstanding customer service.

Sony Pictures A Greener World - Empowers its worldwide workforce to lower their footprints at home and at work by offering programs that encourage companywide participation in sustainable living.


  
  
 
    
    
      
 

2018 LAcarGUY Zero-Waste Holiday Event Results

From December 14th-21st 2018 LAcarGUY hosted their annual holiday zero-waste events at each of the dealerships.  Sustainable Works has been an incredible partner and helps to assist with the zero-waste component of each of these events.  With the help of Alisha Auringer, LAcarGUY Manager of the Environment and Co-Executive Director Susy Borlido, the Sustainable Works team set up clear stream bins with visual signs to facilitate material separation.  Big shout out to Honda Lancaster, Subaru Santa Monica and Subaru Pacific for going the extra mile with compostable paper plates for all guests.  The top five dealerships leading the pack in landfill waste diversion were Lexus Santa Monica, Pacific Volkswagen, Porsche South Bay, Audi Pacific and Honda Lancaster. Thanks to all who helped to make these events such a big success including all dealership business managers and the LAcarGUY Green Team.

   
 

LAcarGUY Proudly Sponsors SBC’s Industry Achievement Awards

The inaugural Sustainable Business Council's Industry Achievement Awards will be held at Lexus Santa Monica on April 18th, 2012, which coincides with Earth Day. The goal of these awards is to showcase Southern California's sustainable business community who are a vital part of the state's overall economy. These awards will provide an opportunity to salute individuals and businesses for their sustainable contributions to the marketplace and the community.

The following SBC Industry Achievement Awards will be presented:

  • SBC's Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award
  • SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award
  • SBC's People's Choice Award: Inaugural Category: Sustainable Restaurants
  • SBC's Sustainable Business Award

The evening's festivities will feature:

  • Networking opportunities with sustainable business leaders.
  • Sustainable restaurant food tasting as part of the People's Choice Sustainable Restaurant Judging.
  • Sustainable wine tasting.
  • Inspirational special talks from SBC's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
  • An awards ceremony for the inaugural award recipients.
  • Delicious dessert buffet and libations.
  • Raffle draw for special Lexus-hybrid weekend getaway.
  • Drive and rides of the latest hybrid vehicles from Lexus.
  • And some yet to be publicly announced surprises!

For more information, contact info@sustainablebc.org and for ticket information, click here.





Lexus Santa Monica is participating in SW Santa Monica Business Greening Certification program which helps businesses increase resource efficiency and "green their bottom-line."  This one year program will help Lexus Santa Monica save money by incorporating practices that result in cleaner air and water, less waste and pollution, conservation of energy and natural resources, less traffic and improved quality of life for workers. This program provides the tools we need to implement the environmental actions into our everyday lives. LAcarGUY recognizes the benefits of implementing sustainable practices that save money, increase efficiency, improves employee health and morale, and increase customer loyalty.  A green business is a smart business, and smart businesses run successful operations while protecting the environment and which sustains our economy.

LAcarGUY Sponsors Sustainable Works Fundraiser

LAcarGUY will be the Platinum sponsor at the 2009 2nd annual Sustainable Works Fundraiser. 

Our relationship with Sustainable Works has helped us to reduce the environmental impact of our 9 dealerships. We feel strongly about helping them continue their mission of fostering a culture of sustainability in cities, colleges and businesses. Please join us in supporting this extremely important cause.

LAcarGUY.com is a proud Platinum sponsor at the 2009 2nd Annual Sustainable Works Fundraiser.  Our donation will help continue the sustainable economic development in the City of Santa Monica and allow  businesses and students to continue greening efforts by participating in the Sustainable Works Business Greening Certification program.

CLICK HERE For more info on Sustainable Works event, to buy tickets or to volunteer 

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  1. LAcarGUY Family of Dealerships

    14900 Hindry Ave
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    • Sales: (888) 965-4998
  2. Subaru Antelope Valley

    43226 Drivers Way
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    • Sales: 661-949-1535
  3. Honda Santa Monica

    1301 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    • Sales: 4242537248
  4. Honda Lancaster

    43244 Drivers Way
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    • Sales: 6614182698
  5. Lexus Santa Monica

    1501 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    • Sales: 424-229-9998
  6. Audi Pacific

    20460 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Torrance, CA 90503

    • Sales: 310-573-8691
  7. Pacific Volkswagen

    14900 Hindry Avenue
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    • Sales: 424-342-5089
  8. Porsche South Bay

    14610 Hindry Avenue
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    • Sales: 424-271-3822
  9. Subaru Santa Monica

    1229 Santa Monica Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    • Sales: (424) 398-8729
  10. Subaru Pacific

    14700 Hindry Ave
    Hawthorne, CA 90250

    • Sales: (424) 348-7529
  11. Toyota of Hollywood

    6000 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, CA 90028

    • Sales: 323-300-5026
  12. Toyota Santa Monica

    801 Santa Monica
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    • Sales: 424-238-1869
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    2440 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    • Sales: 424-295-7074
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