Green Youth Movement's Ally Maize Helps Angelenos Save The Environment, with a Waterless Carwash

LA-Based Nonprofit Partners With Eco Detail to Spread Awareness for Water Conservation

Los Angeles, CA - October 13, 2009 - The Water Conservation Resource recently declared that California is currently facing severe water challenges. While the effects of California's wasteful water habits are adding up, 17-year-old Ally Maize, founder of local nonprofit Green Youth Movement, believes that daily changes can make a significant impact. In a partnership with waterless auto detail company, Eco Detail, the Green Youth Movement will host its first waterless carwash to spread local awareness for water conservation while providing easy tips and solutions to living green. The Green Youth Movement's waterless carwash will take place on Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at the Barrington Dog Park in Brentwood, CA.

As a local nonprofit organization that aims to educate teens about environmental awareness and sustainability, members of the Green Youth Movement are constantly on the lookout for simple green living tips that everyone can use. Eco Detail recently developed an environmentally friendly 2-in-1 wash and polish technique that utilizes a plant derived polymer compound to clean and protect cars. The best part: Eco Detail does not require water, therefore eliminating a significant amount of water waste - just the kind of green living solution that the Green Youth Movement advocates.

"Living sustainably becomes much more do-able when the solutions make sense and are readily accessible. Most people don't realize that everyday activities, such as washing your car, can add up to a lot of water waste," says Maize. "Hosting this waterless car wash is our way of showing the community one example of how a simple lifestyle change can benefit the environment."

The environmental and financial benefits of a waterless carwash include:
• Saving up to 100 gallons of water per vehicle washed
• Saving money by cutting your water bill
• Preventing sewer pipeline systems from corrosion and clogging
• Protecting aquatic life from the run off of toxic cleaning products

"The main reason why I decided to support the Green Youth Movement because I have two kids," says the Eco Detail Founder and CEO, Javier Virgen. "Environmental conservation is an issue that directly effects our generation and the next, and it's important that we do everything we can spread awareness about what we can do to contribute now."

Maize has also done her part to make sure her peers are involved. Maize's classmates, students from the Archer School for Girls, are pitching in to help wash cars and raise money for their senior class. So while water conservation remains an ongoing process, Green Youth Movement helps Angelenos do their green deed, one waterless carwash at a time.

About Green Youth Movement
The Green Youth Movement (GYM) is comprised of students who are concerned about the environment. As an Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization founded by Ally Maize at the young age of 15, GYM aims to educate kids and teens about environmental awareness, green living and sustainability. Collectively, this age group can make a big difference in reducing environmental impacts for a brighter, greener future. For more information and/or to get involved, please visit

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