Many of us want to be environmentally responsible, yet it is so difficult sometimes to figure out just how to do it. The best thing is to pick out something simple and start with that. For instance washing your car. My car you say, but I wash my own car. How can I be environmentally responsible?
The best place to wash your car is to pull it up on the lawn or gravel. Then use biodegradable soaps to wash you vehicle, using as little water as possible. Shut off water while washing your car, then rinse. Remember not to leave your car on the lawn. We would highly recommend going to a full or self-service car wash because the used water is recycled.
By doing this you will be able to conserve water and prevent waste wash water affluent to enter the storm drain. Car Wash water although it looks benign actually contains heavy metals, asbestos from the brakes and whatever is in your chemicals you are using to clean the car you see?
Sometimes the best way to start making a difference for the environment is really to pick something very simple. Once you do it a few times it will become a habit. Tell your friends of this and see if you can get your neighbors to do the same thing. Then you will be making a difference and perhaps they might share simple ideas on how to do other things with you.