This month, eco-conscious brand Aveda are supporting Earth Month 2013 with the launch of a limited edition Light the Way Candle.  The brand will be donating 100% of the retail price (less VAT) to Global Greengrants Fund (GGF), a non-profit organisation that channels high-impact grants to grassroots groups working to solve pressing environmental problems.

Terry Odendahl, Global Greengrants Fund Executive Director says…

“Aveda’s support makes an enormous difference to Global Greengrants Fund and our goal of creating a sustainable world. Partnering with local communities, we have protected over 700 watersheds, lakes and rivers, and have supported over 20,000 women working for clean water in their communities. All of this is made possible by the sale of Light the Way Candles, and the salon owners who participate. We are grateful to the Aveda community for their visionary support!”

These clean-water projects can make a real difference to the lives of real people around the world.  In Morocco, just one candle donation can support the purchase of eight metres of piping to transport drinking water!

aveda-light-the-way-candle-earth-month-2013

The 2013 Light the Way Candle (held in 100% reclaimed glass beverage bottles) features a new Madagascar-inspired aroma and has been blended with essential oils, including: vanilla, cinnamon, and ylang-ylang, all sourced from Madagascar.  The carton (made from 70% post-consumer-recycled paperboard) has been decorated with artwork made by students of the Association School in Ampasimanjeva, Madagascar, a village that has received two Global Greengrants Fund grants for water projects.

It’s plain to see that a lot of real thought, and energy has gone into the production of these candles.  Almost every aspect of the finished product can be linked in some way to the very good cause that the brand are helping to promote.

The Aveda Light The Way candle is priced at £16, and available to buy online from www.aveda.co.uk


Deal Alert: Earth Month with Origins – the return of trade-in day!

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 4 - 2012

It’s Earth Month once again, and so far I’ve been doing my bit by making a conscious effort to preserve water.  It’s not been easy and although I love gin, I do miss the odd cup of tea.

Being slightly more eco-conscientious than me this month, are beauty brand Origins who are continuing their partnership with Global ReLeaf in an effort to plant trees in areas that have been damaged by wildfire.  For every product purchased within the Origins A Perfect World franchise between 15th – 28th April 2012, Origins will plant a tree on your behalf.  It doesn’t get a name tag or anything, you just get to feel momentarily smug before jumping in your 4×4.

Perhaps even more exciting than tree planting, is the return of the Origins Trade-In Day!  For one day only, head to your nearest Origins counter and trade in any empty skincare product (from any brand) to receive a complimentary full size of either Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturiser with Mimosa (value £36!) or A Perfect World SPF25 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea (value £32!).

When?  Saturday 21st April 2012. 

Available on a first come, first serve basis with 5,000 nationwide.

Get it in your diaries ladies and get using up that blah skincare that you’ve been ekeing out for what seems like an eternity.

What will you be trading in?

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up!

Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April 1999 to raise awareness and funds for critically important environmental issues around the world, and has since raised more than $18 million for organizations that directly affect environmental change.

This year, Aveda are focusing on helping to provide access to clean water and sanitation for children and families around the world.

Lisa Snowdon and Margherita Taylor join Aveda’s 2011 Walk for Water as part of 12th Earth Month Initiative

Last week, the brand successfully organised and completed a five mile “Walk for Water” campaign along London’s Southbank, raising funds for Wateraid along the way.

The company have also released a rather lovely, limited edition “Light The Way” candle.

The Aveda Light The Way candle features a French-inspired aroma made with 100 percent certifed organic ingredients, including lavender, lavandin and clary sage sourced from the Diois region of northern Provence, France.

Formulated from soy wax, which means that the candle burns cleanly and completely from first light through to final extinguish.

The candle retails in the UK for £16.

Of that purchase price, £12.80 per candle sold in the UK will go to Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) and their water-related projects.

.

.

Origins have established a partnership with Global ReLeaf to plant trees and restore wildfire-damaged areas which means that for every Plantscription sold during 17th – 30th April 2011, Origins will plant a tree on the customer’s behalf.

What a good way to get green thumbs without getting dirty!

In addition to this, you need to know about their trade-in/amnesty deal!

For one day only on 22nd April 2011…

Customers can bring in any current skincare product (any brand, full or empty) and trade it in for a complimentary full size of either Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash or A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea.

That’s a deal worth £16/€23!  Yes, really!

To find your nearest Origins counter/store, check the Origins website and search for your postcode.

.

.

Finally, French organic beauty brand Melvita are celebrating Earth Month and honouring their own bee-entwined roots by installing an apiary above their London flagship store in Covent Garden in an attempt to protect the declining bee population!

The apiary will be a permanent fixture on the roof of the Covent Garden store and also celebrates the launch of The Melvita Foundation which exists to protect the environment and bee populations around the world.

“We should not be scared of bees.  They are the guardians of the environment, they contribute to ecological biodiversity.  With the Melvita Foundation, you can act and protect them” Bernard Chevilliat, Melvita Founder.

During Earth Month, Melvita customers can help add more hives to the Melvita City Apiary through purchasing select Melvita products which contain honey.

•  Hydrastim – £22.00
•  Softening Hand Cream – £12.00
•  Apicosma Body Balm – £19.00
•  Softening Shower Gel – £9.50
•  Capiforce Hair Mask – £18.00

For each of these products purchased, Melvita will donate £1 to the Apiary fund, which will raise money to buy new hives and to further encourage the protection of the bees in and around London.

If you want to learn more about the Foundation, Melvita are holding a Bee Workshop on the 22nd April in the St Martin’s Courtyard store from 1pm – 4pm.  It’s open to all, so pop along to take a closer look at the bees and indulge in some free honey tasting!

RANDOM

Nubar Wildlife NOTD

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Estee Lauder turns Harrods PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

This week at mah place...

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Lips: Go bold or go home!

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

The UK beauty blogosphere is abuzz...

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Well, that went better than expected...

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Lush launch LE Cyclists Repair Kit

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Butter London Stardust Overcoat NOTD

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

NEW BareMinerals Skincare Range!

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

The new Tao range from Rituals

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Dear Obesity...

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

Did you know that April is Earth Month?  Well it is, so listen up! Now in its 12th year, Aveda created Earth Month in April …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads