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Kids these days, what'll they think of next. Instead of loafing around and getting in trouble, several teens in Los Angeles are running their own non-profits and spending the weekends teaching people how to save the planet. This weekend, you too can get invovled and show them a little green love by supporting the Green Youth Movement (GYM) and attending their Waterless Carwash, not that's not a joke, in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.Sure, they want to "wash" your car, but more importantly they want to tell you about water conservation, a particularly important topic for an area of California that is under serious water shortage these days. Started by 17-year-old Ally Maize, the group Green Youth Movement is a nonprofit helping teens to get organized and involved in saving the planet. Hosting waterless car washes is just the beginning.
The event is being held in partnership with Eco Detail, a waterless auto detail company in Los Angeles. Eco Detail recently developed a 2-in-1 wash and polish technique that uses a plant polymer to clean your car but eliminates the need for water, saving up to 100 gallons of water per car. The program also protects aquatic life from the added runoff from car cleaning products because there is no water gushing off your car and down into the drain, and saves money by reducing the size of your water bill.
The Green Youth Movement was founded by Maize when she was just 15 years old as a way to educate youth on environmental protection and sustainability. The group organizes green events, sells green gear and products to raise money and participates in green events, like tree plantings. Anyone in the area can get involved, the more the merrier as they say.
You can find these eco-warriors this Saturday, October 17, at the Barrington Dog Park in Brentwood, CA. :Green Youth Movement
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