Publix Super Markets receives the Sustainable Large Business Best Practice award from the Council for Sustainable Florida. Three specific Publix programs contributed to the win. The "Get into a Green Routine" program educates associates on energy conservation. Since launching in 2002 the retailer has reduced electricity usage by an overage of seven percent overall. As part of the "Reduce-and-Reuse Before Recycling" initiative plastic is re-used for the shipping of products. The Publix Generator program, launched in 2006, saw the installation of 400 stationary and mobile generators to hurricane-prone store locations.