International Women's Day

Today is#InternationalWomensDay.

On this day, we recognize the millions of women worldwide who spend hours a day collecting water and endure the hardship of carrying a 44 lb jerrycan from water-points to their homes – all while providing for their families and communities.

This is Francoise. A remarkable single mother from Miankadaza, Madagascar whose life has changed dramatically in 2015, thanks to her own perseverance and leadership to ensure her community has access to clean, safe water.

Congratulations on a successful Walk for Water!

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On April 22nd, 1200 members of the Aveda network+friends walked 6km in 13 cities nationwide for clean water!  To date, this Earth Month has raised more than $160,000 for WaterAid Canada - amazing! But we still have much more to do!

Remember, we have until May 15 to hit our fundraising goals!

For more Walk for Water images, head to www.flickr.com/iwalkfrowater!

Have pictures from the walk posted on your social media? Hashtag them with #earthmonthca and #avedaw4w to join the virtual Earth Month community!
 

1:Face Watch Supporting Earth Month this April!

"1:Face is a brand that brings global change by unifying the people that help with the people that need it."

This Earth Month, 1:Face Watch Canada will donate 10% of all Water Watch style purchases to Aveda Earth Month in support of WaterAid Canada. 1:Face Watch is also offering a 10% discount to all Collega/Aveda employees! Buy your 1:Face Watch online now at www.1facewatch.ca to help end the world water crisis!
 

WATCH: Colinne and Sarah in Ethiopia with WaterAid Canada!

This February, Colinne and Sarah from the Aveda network had the chance to travel to Ethiopia with WaterAid Canada. WATCH their experience collecting and carrying water like the locals do.

Don't forget, you can have an experience similar to this! NEW this year, any Earth Month participant who raises $7,500+ will travel to MADAGASCAR with WaterAid Canada this fall on a Study Tour of Africa!
 

Water Warriors: RedBloom

What are some team/group fundraisers your salon hosts?  Do you have anything planned for this year that you would like to share?

We do some fun things internally like bake sales and dinner parties. We also offer $10 treatments for the month of April with 100% proceeds to the cause- of course a raffle basket with WaterDrops made from recycled magazines. One location (Downtown) is doing a cut-a-thon. This year we are also selling a coupon book that has over $200 in value for only $25- excited as this is something we've never done before.

How much did your salon raise last year?  What is your goal this year?

Last year we raised just under $15,000-- this year we are going for $18,000

What do you think are the best ways to fundraise as a group?

We love the treatments- they add up quickly and give the guest something awesome-- but the more fun things like the bake sale gets us excited and is more of a team thing.

How do you keep each other/your team motivated during Aveda Earth Month?

Huddles- high fives- posts on internal Facebook wall- celebrations- this year we did some crazy visuals: jars of dirty water at every station, paper cards that talk about the cause.

What is your Earth Month Best Practice?  Any tips you would like to share with other fundraisers.

Making sure leaders are jazzed about it! Having a champion in each salon

Why is Earth Month important to you and your salon/team?

It's just one of the ways in which we give back-- throughout the year we focus on local charities. For the month of April we love the connection with all the other Aveda salons across the country! Its such an awesome feeling-- plus for such a little effort we can make such a HUGE difference!

 

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