All American’s mobile cleaning crews clear stains from Greensboro flooring using truck-mounted steam-powered cleaning equipment and biodegradable cleansers. The roughly two-hour treatment cleanses and deodorizes carpet, then applies a protective layer of Scotchgard to shield sensitive fibers from the slings and arrows of outrageous juice spills. All American combats grime with a hot-water extraction process that digs deep into floor-hair to root out stains in the shape of Gorbachev's face, adjusting heat and water flow to safely de-gunk even delicate carpets and rugs.
Classic Elegance Limousine Service packs its newly refurbished 14-passenger limo party bus with sensory stimulation for the discerning party posse. The sound system administers an auditory wet willy of delight with dual 12-inch subwoofers and six Sony speakers attached to iPod and MP3 hookups. A 32-inch flat-screen TV comes stocked with a library of music videos, a PlayStation 3, and Blue-ray and DVD players. Tinted-black windows protect the eyes from the harsh glare of pedestrian jealousy so that you can completely lose yourself in the 550 colored LED lights, two lasers, whirling disco ball, and four strobe lights. The bus is also equipped with a wet bar that includes stemware and ice bins. Libations are not provided, but there’s no shame in hauling your own store-bought or bathtub-brewed beverages.
• For $19, you get an on-location, high-mileage conventional oil change (a $40 value). • For $29, you get an on-location, synthetic oil change (a $70 value). On Location Lubrication's handy auto experts take the grunt work out of caring for a four-wheeled companion by making house and office calls to thirsty transports. Buggies vacant of lubrication can guzzle 5 quarts of fresh, forward-looking synthetic oil. Or, tempt the bored bucket to try a new taste with O.L.L.'s high-mileage oils, which are infused with additives designed to rejuvenate age-ridden seals in engines old enough to remember walking themselves to school—uphill, both ways. Relinquishing the old, worn-out filter, your car will rev its engine in satisfied appreciation as the mobile handymen swap in a new, uncorrupted one. The friendly vehicle vets also check and top off the windshield-wiper, radiator, brake, and power-steering fluids before sending the newly slicked roaster safely on its way.
Dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the Greensboro community, Greensboro Beautiful's volunteers put their green thumbs to good use. The volunteers at the nonprofit have planted trees during NeighborWoods Tree Plantings and developed four free-to-the-public community gardens supported by Greensboro Beautiful. These gardens draw in visitors throughout the year with their expansive colorful plots, as seen in the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, and elevated boardwalks winding through wetlands, as seen in the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park. The Greensboro Arboretum offers 17 acres hosting 10 woody plant collections, display gardens, and structural features. The Gateway Gardens accents the entrance to the City of Greensboro and features colorful, playful accents that make the park family-friendly. In addition to adding greenery to neighborhoods to enhance their beauty, the volunteers clean up trash and abandoned pog discs littering the area.
Urban Earth introduces youth to the natural world through one-hour lessons such as Animals of the Garden and The Original Soil, which typically take place in classrooms or in the SEEDS Southside Garden. Teachers select one or more lesson topics based on their curricula and students' interests. Although SEEDS offers its educational program to public schools at a low cost, many underserved schools still cannot cover the costs of a field trip.
As a child, Ruth Warren learned to value creativity over consumption. Her parents—who grew up during the Great Depression—taught their children to make ornaments from magazines, matchbooks, and bottle caps, paper dolls from catalogs, and even their house from salvaged wood and nails. As an adult, Ruth still celebrates these values as an artist and the marketing coordinator for The Scrap Exchange. The nonprofit company collects materials from more than 250 industries within a 100-mile radius, looking to repurpose everything from foam, paper, zippers, test tubes, fabric, and vintage goods into art and craft supplies.
Staffers have aims beyond just reducing waste and promoting environmental awareness: they hope to create a vibrant community. Alongside merchandise, their shop makes room for craft classes, an art gallery, and an artists’ marketplace of items created with discarded materials. Everyone is welcome to work inside a 400-square-foot design center, outfitted with sewing machines, a serger, a die-cut machine, a button-making machine, T-shirt hot press, and more than 300 reference books. The inspirational space earned a feature on Apartment Therapy, as well as Santa's nice list.