Waterless car wash: new UBC Parking partnership benefits youth, environment

UBC Parking is partnering with Keeners Car Wash, Canada’s first non-profit that delivers environmentally friendly mobile car washing, to offer Vancouver campus drivers waterless car washes every Tuesday and Thursday.

The non-profit employees youth, and net proceeds support homeless youth programs.

In the five months they’ve been on campus, Keeners has cleaned 76 cars, including a number of UBC vehicles, saving a combined 22,449 litres of drinking water. It has also created 384 hours of employment for youth who have earned approximately $4,600 in direct wages. 

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Parking lot at Thunderbird Blvd. and Health Sciences Mall
Map: www.maps.ubc.ca/?606


Rebecca Irani
University Community Services
Contact: 604.822.0587 ; Rebecca.irani@ubc.ca

Keeners Car Wash
Andrew Bryson, General Manager
Contact: 778-554-9274
; Andrew@KeenersCarWash.ca



Heather Amos
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.3213
Cell: 604.828.3867
Email: heather.amos@ubc.ca