Category: Heal The Bay

LAcarGUY Supports The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race And Heal The Bay

June 10, 2010 lacarguy Charity, Heal The Bay, LAcarGUY Sustainability Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Kick off summer with the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race, featuring up to 250 paddle contestants, outrigger canoe and dory boat demonstration competitions and a paddle gear exhibition, on Saturday, June 12 from 8 AM to 4 PM.

The event is a benefit for Heal the Bay, an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including the Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. Santa Monica-based Heal the Bay and its public marine education facility, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, will receive a portion of gross proceeds from the event.

The start and finish of the races will take place on the sand immediately adjacent to the pier with the course running north and south in the heart of the Santa Monica Bay. The standup paddle and prone paddleboard races feature 5.5 mile and 1 mile courses, both of which take paddlers around the historic Santa Monica Pier.

For more event details, including course maps and a full list of sponsors, please click here.

LAcarGUY Sponsors Heal the Bay's 25th Anniversary: Bring Back the Beach

May 18, 2010 lacarguy Charity, Heal The Bay Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

In order to celebrate Heal the Bay’s 25th Anniversary, there is a gala event dubbed “An Evening Under The Stars” this Thursday, May 20th at The Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. With a foundation laid by past success, this is the leading networking venue for members of Southern California’s environmental, political, business and entertainment communities, to meet and mix. This is the exclusive event to celebrate and support the mission of Heal the Bay and their honorees.

LAcarGUY’s Advocate Sponsorship is an honor and our multi-year involvement with Heal The Bay and the associates events is a proud reminder of our commitment to our environment and the Los Angeles area. The evening kicks off with a 5:00p reception and silent auction, followed by an amazing dinner, and live auction. Highlighting the night will be the recognition of Jack Baylis, Nicolas Cage, Luann Laval Williams and The Walt Disney Company for their environmental leadership, then pinnacle: Jakob Dylan’s entertaining of the crowd.

More information about the event can be found on the Heal The bay website by clicking here.

LAcarGUY participates in Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup

September 21, 2009 lacarguy Charity, Heal The Bay, Lexus Santa Monica, mike sullivan, Pacific Audi, Pacific Porsche, Pacific Volkswagen, Toyota of Hollywood, Toyota Santa Monica, Volkswagen Santa Monica Tags: , , , 0 Comments

LAcarGUY employees had a great time on saturday participating in Heal The Bay's Coastal Cleanup.  The event was a HUGE success with over 14,000 volunteers in attendance to clean up our beaches for 3 hours on Saturday. Heal The Bay also set a record for removing over 300,000 lbs of trash.  Amazing job Heal the Bay. We were proud to be a part of the clean up.

Video from Ecover/Heal The Bay event at Lexus Santa Monica

October 15, 2008 lacarguy Charity, Heal The Bay, Hybrid Vehicles, LAcarGUY Sustainability, Lexus 0 Comments

On October 4th, Ecover gave an ecological car wash and wax demonstration to celebrate the launch of new Ecover Car Wash & Wax and Car Glass & Interior Cleaner with a special keynote address by non-profit partners Heal the Bay. This was a free community event sponsored by Ecover and LACarGuy Family Group of Dealers promoting ecological awareness for our precious waterways and oceans.


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Ecover demonstration at Lexus Santa Monica

Heal the Bay with Ecover and Lexus Santa Monica

September 23, 2008 lacarguy Heal The Bay, Lexus 1 Comment
Picture 1Cruise on over to Lexus Santa Monica and enjoy an afternoon of live music, good food, and giveaways, in celebration of the arrival of new Ecover Car Wash & Wax and Ecover Car Glass & Interior Cleaner October 4, 2008. Help Us Heal The Bay!

In partnership with the LAcarGUY family of dealerships, Ecover will be giving an ecological car wash and wax demonstration to celebrate the launch of new Ecover Car Wash & Wax and Car Glass & Interior Cleaner with a special keynote address by non-profit partners Heal the Bay. This is a free community event sponsored by Ecover and the LAcarGUY family of dealerships promoting ecological awareness for our precious waterways and oceans.

“While certain to be a fun-filled event, more importantly it is an opportunity to bring together government representatives, business and environmental leaders, non-profit organizations and the residents of Santa Monica to help us strengthen our commitment to the environment,” said Alisha Wagner, Environmental Manager for LAcarGUY.

Ecover Car Wash & Wax and Car Glass & Interior Cleaner clean, degrease, and shine using plant-based ingredients that quickly and completely biodegrade for a minimum impact on aquatic life. Ecover bottles and labels are made of polyethylene, cap of polypropylene, both of which are 100% recyclable and can be recycled together using a low energy process.

“With Ecover’s new car washing products, users can demonstrate pride of ownership not just for their vehicle, but for their environment as well,” said Kipling Rutherford, Assistant Marketing Manager for Ecover.
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The first 250 attendees will receive ecoswag bags filled with special natural products and a gift certificate for new Ecover Car Wash & Wax or Car Interior Cleaner (redeemable at Whole Foods Market of Santa Monica). Guests will also enjoy refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods Market of Santa Monica and the musical stylings of the Dave Yaden band.

Purchase Ecover Car Wash products at any of the six LAcarGUY Toyota, Lexus or Volkswagen dealerships, and LAcarGUY will donate 25% of the sale to Heal the Bay supporting local education programs and the cleanup of our beaches, rivers, streams and storm drains.

"Heal the Bay salutes companies that are doing the right thing and introducing more environmentally-friendly products into the marketplace,” said John Seiber, director of development for Santa Monica-based Heal the Bay. “Next-generation car washing products can help reduce harmful pollutants from reaching our oceans and watersheds.”

WHAT: Help Us Heal The Bay: Ecover LAcarGUYcar Wash & Wax Launch Event at Lexus Santa Monica
WHEN: Saturday, October 4th, 2008
TIME: 11 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: Lexus Santa Monica -1501 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 453-1890
BY CALLING (323) 255-9178 x 13
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Please consider the environment and carpool (in a hybrid), bike, walk, or take the Big Blue Bus of Santa Monica to this event. Complimentary valet parking provided to drivers of Lexus hybrids, Toyota Hybrids and Volkswagen Biodiesel vehicles.

For over 25 years, Ecover has been producing products that adhere strictly to the World Health Organization’s definition of heath, which incorporates the well-being of the whole person – both mental and physical – and the environment in which they live. Ecover is constantly innovating and pushing boundaries to create new and more effective products that have minimum negative impact on the environment, and consistently achieves extraordinary ethical standards with its products, management and production methods. For more information, visit

Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental group dedicated to making California coastal water,including the Santa Monica Bay, safe and healthy for people and marine life. For more information, visit
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