Shortly after I wrote my blog post about changing our own oil this weekend, I received an email from Valvoline…
In the email, the Valvoline representative thanked me for trying their new NextGen product and for giving it a shout out. She mentioned Valvoline had partnered with the national non-profit Keep America Beautiful to educate consumers about the environmental impact of completing the cycle of changing oil, recycling oil, and using recycled oil products.
“Valvoline is committed to illuminating the connection between conservation and motor oil recycling, and is challenging Americans to help shine a light on this critical issue. Let’s Do M.O.R.E. (Motor Oil Recycling Education) allows consumers to click and show their commitment to closing the loop by recycling oil and using recycled oil products. For each person who clicks, Valvoline will donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful to help protect and preserve our community environments. We’d love for you to join us in supporting this great cause by signing up to ‘Do M.O.R.E.’!”
Valvoline will donate up to $250,000. Take a look and see what you think. Let’s do M.O.R.E.
If I were really green, I wouldn’t own a car–I’d ride a bike, I know, I know. But it’s a start. Companies seem to be waking up, and opening one crusty eye at a time.
Their site states that more than 3 billion quarts of oil are consumed by U.S. cars and trucks annually. And that it only takes one gallon of improperly disposed used oil to contaminate up to one million gallons of water. If we’re going to use it, we need to recycle it, like everything else.
No, recycling oil may not be in the caliber of riding a bike to work, but it is a start. One step at time… I have great faith that we will get there. I really do.