18 Apr 10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month (Forever)
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April is Earth Month! As a place of beauty and wellness, we’d like to share some ideas to change up your routine to be more environmentally-friendly—not just this month, but every day, because “Earth Month” should be a lifelong thing.
1: HAVE NO-WASH DAYS
Did you know that if you cut minutes from your shower, you could save six gallons of water a day? Giving your hair a little wash break not only helps with texture and preserving the natural oils in your hair, but it also saves water. For days when you don’t wash, you can keep your scalp clean and revived with Aveda’s new Rinseless Refresh. It uses no-rinse micellar technology to cleanse the scalp and revives the natural texture of your hair while providing lightweight hold and frizz control. Complete your no-wash day hair routine with Shampure Dry Shampoo to absorb excess oil as well as the new Heat Relief which conditions and protects against thermal damage up to 450 degrees.
2: HANG OUT WITH MOTHER NATURE
The next time you feel like hanging out, whether on a romantic date or a fun day with friends, invite Mother Nature and let her be the star of the outing. Enjoy your surroundings by going hiking or for a long bike ride, visit a farmers’ market and make an amazing meal out of organic, locally-sourced ingredients, or go stargazing and let the cosmos be your candlelight.
3: GET CRAFTY
Before you go and throw away your empties, try to find a new purpose for them. Your glass and plastic bottles can easily be turned into candle holders, flower vases, food and storage containers and even super cute planters.
4: CLOTHES SWAP
If you’ve jumped on the Marie Kondo bandwagon, then you’ve probably been getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy, including clothes. Make this an experience that also sparks joy by hosting a clothes swap. Have your friends bring over their unwanted articles of clothing and swap out some of your stuff for some of theirs. You’d be amazed at the gems you might find.
5: LITRE-SHIP SKILLS
Save money, time and plastic! Purchasing your favorite Aveda shampoo and conditioner in litres costs 20% less per ounce and uses up to 28% less plastic by cutting down the amount of times you have to refill them.
6: PLANT POWER
Incorporating more plants into your life is not only better for the planet but also better for your personal health. Consider going for a more plant-based diet, as well as using non-toxic beauty and cleaning products. The harsh chemicals in our food and products can cause long-term health defects and wreak havoc on our environment. Aveda’s products are non-toxic, cruelty-free and packaged in post-consumer recycled materials.
7: GO PAPERLESS
Catalogs, flyers, bills and promotional materials use up so much paper and let’s face it, that stuff usually ends up right in the garbage. By opting for paperless bill pay, email newsletters and online subscriptions, you are greatly reducing the amount of paper used. Not only that, but going digital gives you quicker and easier access to these documents.
8: USE THAT CAR LESS
If you can walk there—walk there! If you can bike there—bike there! Look into setting up a carpool to work or places you frequent. If you’re going longer distances, rely on mass transit options like city buses and light rail systems. When you call for an Uber, Lyft, or any other ride-share, check out their “pool” option and share rides with people going in the same direction. (It’s much cheaper, too.)
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9: TURN IT OFF
Whether it’s brushing your teeth, washing your hands, cutting your showers short—turn it off. Not just your faucets, either—be conservative with your lights and other electrical usage, too. Little by little, it makes a big difference (in your water bill, and the bigger picture).
10: SUPPORT A LOCAL CAUSE
We’ve been busy raising money for Charity: Water here at Monroe Salon and Spa in Oklahoma City. We’d love to have your support! We are collecting donations for clean water all month—and when you make a donation of $20 or more, you’ll be entered to win a $500 gift card to the salon. Stop by to donate!