Light the Way Candles are available for purchase every April at Aveda Salons and Spas to help make a difference in conserving water.
In America, we definitely take our easy access to water for granted. Daily we walk to our sinks, turn on the tap, and fill glasses with clean fresh water. We take showers, wash our hair, brush our teeth and don’t even question the origins of the droplets of water that make these rituals possible.
Climate change may be a hard concept for some of us because we are so far removed from what is happening in other parts of the world where impacts of little water are felt on a daily basis. In fact, around the world temperatures are peaking and the atmosphere is going through some major changes especially when it comes to water.
Can you even imagine not having the ability to just take a shower, fill your glass, flush your toilet? Over 700 million people worldwide are living without access to clean water. Although water may be present, it is not suitable for drinking. Extractive industries and industrial development contaminate our streams and rivers which people depend on for their drinking water and food. In other countries many women and children walk miles a day to fill their buckets with water full of disease.
At Aveda, Our mission is “to care for the world we live in from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society…” Every April we celebrate Earth month and raise money for water conservation. Click here to learn about Zinke’s 2017 efforts. This year, you can help make a difference by purchasing a Light the Way Candle. As part of Earth Month, Aveda donates 100% of the purchase price of the signature limited-edition Light the Way Candles to Global Greengrants Fund. Water related projects in 88 countries benefit largely from these candle sales. Over 14 million dollars has been raised since 2007 by Aveda’s partnership with Global Greengrants and worldwide 1,137,428 people have seen major improvement to their access to clean water.
One Light the Way Candle costs $14 and can do so much. First it can provide a year’s supply of drinking water for a person living in Madagascar. Second it can Ensure access to clean water for a family of six for six months in India. Also, one candle can support 100 community residents to oppose a mega-dam on the Mekong River in Thailand that threatens their homeland. Purchase your Light the Way Candle here.
Together we can all make a difference.