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April is an exciting month for us here at Gila Rut because we are celebrating Earth Month! Every year, we partner with one local organization and one global organization in an effort to protect clean water and to be the best stewards of the Earth that we can be.
This year’s local organization is the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, which works tirelessly to keep our beaches and coastal waters clean. We also donate to the Global Greengrants Fund, who partner with Aveda to set up clean water systems in third world countries.
As a salon family, we are fortunate to be able to work with two strong organizations that care about the environment as much as we do. If you’d like to get involved, you can stop by any of our three San Diego locations to purchase a raffle ticket, the proceeds of which will benefit our Earth Month partners. Thanks to some of our amazing sponsors like Cycle Bar, Vom Fass, Big City Bagels and many more, we are giving away over $1000 in prizes! 100% of all the proceeds will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation. You can also purchase a limited-edition Light the Way candle—100% of the $12 purchase price goes toward global water projects. In fact, just one candle can provide a year of clean drinking water for a person in Madagascar.
Of course, there are also plenty of ways you can celebrate Earth Month without making a financial commitment. (Some of them can even save you money!) For instance, try going meatless or biking to work one day a week to reduce your carbon footprint. You can also save water at home by taking shorter, less frequent showers. (Psst: it’s easier with Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo and new Thermal Dry Conditioner.) For us, there’s no better time than Earth Month to evaluate the impact we have on the world around us. Even small actions can make a big difference.
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