Every 21 seconds a child dies from lack of access to clean water.
1 in 7 people in developing countries lack access to clean water.
The average woman in developing countries has to walk four miles (6 kilometers) to gain access to clean water.
Got your attention yet?
You can help change this by showing your support this Sunday, or in one of the many other ways to donate. Photo: www.aveda.com
April 22nd is nationally recognized as Earth Day, a day to mobilize diverse communities to broaden, expand and accelerate the environmental movement. But one day isn’t enough for Aveda- they make the celebration last all month. And this Sunday, they’re kicking it off Aveda-style with their Earth Month “Walk for Water” event in Mueller Park!
One day isn't enough- Aveda celebrates all month! Photo: www.aveda.com
Starting at 10:00AM, hundreds of “water warriors” will gather to walk four miles in order to raise awareness for the same walk many women in developing countries have to do every day just to get clean water for themselves and their families. For just $25, you can be a part of helping these women raising awareness and funds for clean water organizations. All monies will go directly to the Gulf Restoration Network and Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper organization.
Don't live in Austin? Aveda hosts "Walk for Water" events in cities all across America. Can’t make it Sunday? There are still plenty of ways you can support Aveda’s efforts for clean water for everyone. At our Circle C location, donate $5, $10 or $15 to our Earth Month fund and be automatically entered to win one of three baskets, which include hair products, accessories, candles and even gift certificates to Truluck’s! The easiest way to donate is to simply use your SmartPhone to check-in with Foursquare - $1 will automatically be donated by Aveda to the Gulf Restoration Network to assist in ensuring clean water for everyone. You can also purchase an Aveda Earth Month candle, support organic farming,conserve electricity and go vegetarian for a day (or two, or three!).
Aveda will donate $1 every time you check-in... Supporting the cause has never been this easy!
There are so many ways to make any kind of contribution to the Earth and the people in it, and we hope that you’ll find a way that’s best for you. We also hope to see you Sunday at “Walk for Water!”
Every 21 seconds a child dies from lack of access to clean water... How long did it take you to read this article? Now stop reading, and start helping!
You're invited! Come this Sunday to show your support for Aveda's clean water efforts and those who it helps! Photo: www.avedawalkforwater.com
Posted on Fri, April 8, 2011
by courtneyb filed under