At Aveda the month of April is designated as Earth Month, and since starting in 1999, with the help of guests and a network of salons, they have raised more than $14 million for grassroots organizations that protect biodiversity and address environmental issues around the world. For the past three years they have concentrated on the issue of water – raising funds and awareness for equal rights and access. Did you know that 1 in 7 people globally (that’s nearly 1 billion people) do not have access to clean water on a daily basis?
Aveda has created a quick and fun app on Facebook that you can use to calculate your average water usage. Mine is apparently around 1,404 gallons per day – that’s crazy! They take into account things like washing your car and brushing your teeth as well as things like how much gas you use, whether or not you recycle, what state you live in, etc. The best part is that Aveda will donate $1 for every person who calculates their water usage! It’s super quick and easy. Check it out!
Plus, they have a wonderful soy wax candle. It’s called the Light the Way Candle and all proceeds are donated to organizations that prevent toxic accumulation in water sources and provide water access around the world. The clary sage and lavender scented candle is calming and you can feel good about doing something for others who need your help. The 100% naturally derived soy wax candle infused with organic lavender and other pure flower and plant extracts in candleholders that were once wine cooler bottles.