The Green Garage

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New in town (not literally in town, as they’re based in Colorado) is the Green Garage. With their “we don’t suck” slogan and their “smilaege” policy, and not to mention their mission to help make cars ‘drive good‘.

The Green Garage aims to make cars run better, cheaper and cleaner. It does seem like a bit of an oxymoron- a green garage. The automotive industry doesn’t exactly allude sustainable practice, and there are quite a few services that are offering more of a greenwash than actual change.

The Green Garage tries to reduce its impact both in the services it provides and in its operations. They reuse oil, eliminate the amount of harmful materials used (they have a soy based alternative to WD40) and they reuse scrap metal. Also, they have a range of green products, like pulse plugs that increase fuel economy in vehicles.

It’s definitely a step in the right direction, helping cars on the road drive better.

Ps- Here’s some more inspiration, facts and ideas about Driving the Good Drive.

(Spotted on Springwise)

Katherine Hui
Katherine Hui is currently the Social site editor at Green Thing, a web-based public service in London that inspires people to lead greener lives through creative content.

Before this, she worked as the Development Manager at Social Innovation Camp, an organization that encourages people to use web and mobile-based technology to mobilise social change. She oversaw 300 ideas submission and helped build 20 prototypes – five of which have gone on to get further funding or investment.

Katherine’s came over to the UK form Canada in 2007 for an MSc program at the London School of Economics. Before arriving in London, she managed a small environmental start-up in Vancouver called the Canadian Climate Change Alliance.

Katherine is football mad. She is a loyal supporter of Arsenal FC, plays for Islington Borough Ladies FC and coaches for Gunners in Islington in her spare time. Her second favourite hobby is kite surfing and she can sometimes be found chasing the wind.
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