March 24, 2011

Join Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts and Aveda for Earth Month 2011

Filed under: Why Aveda — Rizzieri School of Massage @ 8:02 am

In 2009 and 2010 The Aveda network, including Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts, partnered with Global Greengrants Fund to bring clean drinking water to tens of thousands of people in over 30 countries around the world. Greengrants has been funding the construction of hundreds of wells and solar pumps. But perhaps more importantly, residents are being educated to maintain these systems and to advocate for their own communities’ rights to access safe drinking water. Take a look at the following video documenting this monumental effort:

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As many underprivileged communities have been helped through the efforts of the Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts and the Aveda network of salons and spas, there are still millions in need of help. Aveda is offering a Light the Way™ Earth Month Candle. This limited-edition soy wax candle, which sells for $12, features an aroma of organic French lavender and will raise $1,340,000 for clean water projects around the globe. 100% of the Earth Month Candle proceeds will be donated to Global Greengrants Fund.

Please, join us today in bringing the most simple of requirements to the world, clean, clear water. Contact the Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts to purchase your Light the Way candle.


March 15, 2011

AVEDA EARTH MONTH!

Filed under: News / Events — rsha@rizzieri.com @ 12:16 pm

EARTH MONTH 2010: WE’VE REACHED OUR GOAL!
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve raised $3.7 million, exceeding our goal of $3.5 million for global and local clean water projects this year; bringing us to a cumulative total of 18 million raised over all Aveda Earth Months so far.

ALL FOR ONE GREAT CAUSE
Reaching this goal means touching the lives of 34,000 families worldwide by helping Global Greengrants fund water projects like these: converting 50,000 acres of land to sustainable agriculture; protecting or improving 550,000 people’s access to clean water; supporting 16,000 women to be activists for clean water in their communities; enabling 275 communities to take action against toxic industrial pollution and hundreds of other projects, like those listed below, that have helped protect water rights and water access around the world.

Protecting water quality of the Mississippi, Columbia and Potomac Rivers for people and wildlife.

Developing plans for ecological restoration of Florida’s Everglades.

Promoting water conservation programs in the Rocky Mountain region

Protecting the freshwater resources and cleaning up toxic contaminants in the Great Lakes

Protecting and enhancing water quality of beaches in California and New Jersey.

Supporting coastal communities impacted by the Gulf Oil Spill and advocating for effective and thorough clean-up.

Building water systems and sanitation facilities in East Africa.

Developing community-based water systems in Madagascar and India.

Building rain-saving water cellars and providing accessible drinking water to rural villages in Northwest China.

Supporting the construction of water systems in Nepal and Ethiopia.

VISIT THE RIZZIERI SCHOOLS TO FIND OUT HOW TO HELP!

http://www.aveda.com/aboutaveda/earth_month.tmpl