Committed to Protecting Our Earth

This post is originally from the Casal Aveda Institutes’ website.

We are saddened by the significant impact COVID-19 has had across the world, but we remain committed to honoring Earth Month even from the safety of our own homes.

Over the past 13 years, Aveda salons and stylists have raised more than $3.8 million for the Alliance for the Great Lakes. This support has been indispensable in the Alliance’s work to protect the Great Lakes.

In an effort to preserve our water resources, there are some easy tricks you can do at home to protect our environment.

1. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or washing your face.

First, when brushing your teeth or washing your face, turn the water off until you need to rinse.

The San Diego Tribune reported, “about two gallons of water flow from a faucet each minute. Something as simple as turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save up to three or four gallons of water per person per day. That’s more than 1,000 gallons of water per year or enough for almost 100 four-minute showers.”

2. Don’t just recycle – reuse everyday items

While we all remain home, we found some creative (and fun!) ways to reuse everyday items that also turn into fun house projects to fill the days and keep that creativity going!

One of our favorites involves using toilet paper rolls to organize all of your cables and cords. (Now, this is assuming you have stocked up on all that sought-after toilet paper!)

Another great one comes in extra handy as most stores are no longer accepting reusable grocery bags, so you can use a regular tissue box filled with plastic bags to make it an easy dispenser.

It is the month for spring cleaning so instead of wasting the hours away in front of the tv, while not organize all of your jewelry using an old bulletin board? This keeps them tangle-free and makes a great display for your necklaces!

In addition to your regular recycling, look for ways to beautify your own backyard by planting a garden or even a building a bird-feeder using items around the house!

3. Reduce what you do use

We have always been committed to clean water initiatives and instead of using one-time use bottled water made of harmful plastics, install a water filtration system and try a reusable water bottle.

All of these will keep us busy, creative and help us recycle items we already have at home.

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