Clean Water is In Style!
April is Aveda Earth Month*, and we are once again teaming with Maine salons to spread the word about the importance of protecting Maine’s clean, beautiful waters. Thanks to all who are involved and please visit the salons throughout Earth Month to show your support!
*Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Aveda Earth Month is not happening in April, 2020, but will be rescheduled. We will share information as soon as it becomes available.
Aveda Earth Month 2020 Events & Fundraisers:
Aveda Earth Month has been postponed. We will keep you posted about rescheduled events as soon as information becomes available. In the meantime, be well. Thank you for your support of our work.
Aveda Institute "Trashion Show" for Clean Water Join students and staff of the Aveda Institute (43 Bridge Street, Augusta) for a fashion show of outfits made from recycled items! Hear from NRCM Communications Manager Beth Comeau before the show, and then sit back and be amazed at the creativity and talent of Aveda students! All ticket sales support NRCM's work to protect Maine's clean and healthy waters. Tickets are available at the door for $5 each or you can purchase tickets at the Aveda Institute desk prior to the show!
Amy's Salon & Spa in Ellsworth is hosting an evening for clean water in Maine! The salon will be featuring their new, full line of hydrating hair products Nutriplenish! Stylists will be performing a Nutriplenish hair hydration treatment, or a tutorial on how to clean your second-day hair without water. A makeup artist will select your complimentary colors for a touch-up to finish your look. Choose between a lower leg sugar scrub or hot stone massage with foot soak, given by their massage therapist and nail tech. Reserve your spot for $10. First come, first served. Keep an eye out on Amy's Facebook page for more details.
Cut-a-thon at Aveda Institute Visit the Aveda Institute at 43 Bridge Street in Augusta and get a beautiful new haircut for spring by one of their many talented students. Walk-ins are welcome, and all haircuts are $7, with additional donations welcome. Come support students & clean water, and get ready for spring with us. 100% of all funds raised will be donated to NRCM for our work protecting Maine's clean, beautiful water.
Celebrate Aveda Earth Month
Support Our Work Protecting Maine’s Clean, Beautiful Waters
Throughout April — Earth Month — Aveda salons in Maine promote NRCM's work protecting Maine's lakes, rivers, streams, and coastal waters. This year, participating Aveda salons held clean-ups of local riverfronts, beaches, parks, and other public areas to raise awareness and funds in support of NRCM's work for clean water. All funds raised from their clean-up events will be donated to NRCM in support of our work for clean water.
Here are some of the ways that your support is helping to protect Maine's clean waters:
- Safeguard drinking water
- Protect against mining pollution
- Expand Maine’s "Bottle Bill"
- Protect from pesticides
- Face down federal threats
- Engage future generations in protecting the nature of Maine
- Learn more about this work.
We were pleased to partner with these participating Aveda salons in 2019:
510 Main Street, Saco (207) 282-6200
173 Route One, Scarborough (207) 885-9595
215 US Route One, Falmouth (207) 781-4661
15 Main Street, Freeport (207) 869-4004
438 US Route One, Yarmouth (207) 847-4047
Acapello Raffle Baskets
Here is one of the Acapello Salon raffle baskets—from their Freeport location. This basket is called, "Fine and Fabulous in Freeport," and had an amazing array of gifts for the lucky raffle winner. Drawing was held on May 1. This basket included:
- Locally sauced sauces and t-shirt
- Royal River Natural Foods gifts
- One-night stay at Candle Bay Inn (with 50% off a second night)
- A deep cleaning for your home from Cleaning Authority
- Rustic Arrow Boutique gift card
- Kohl’s gift card
- JCPenney gift card
- Fancy grill tool set
- Starbucks milk frother
- Two personal training sessions with a personal trainer
- Gourmet peanuts & coffee
Total value more than $1,400!
2019 Fundraising & Events
Thursday, March 28 "Trashion" Show benefited NRCM's clean water work. Students and staff at the Aveda Institute hosted their annual fashion show of styles made from all recyclable materials. There were refreshments and a cash bar. See some photos from the event on NRCM's Facebook page.
Monday, April 22 Augusta Clean-up with Aveda Institute at the Augusta YMCA. We picked up litter on the Kennebec Rail Trail.
8 City Center, Portland
Call to make your appointment today at (207) 874-8080
Raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win a basket of great prizes! Mensroom (and each of the Acapello salons listed above) held their own raffle basket, with prizes ranging from Aveda products to gift cards, and more! Raffle tickets were $10 each and all money raised went to support NRCM's work to protect Maine's clean water. Drawings for all baskets were held on Wednesday, May 1.
Mensroom Raffle Baskets
This is the Mensroom Salon & Lounge raffle basket, which included great prizes from local Portland businesses. This basket was valued at $555, and had an amazing array of gifts for the lucky raffle winner. Drawing was held on May 1. This basket included an Art of Shaving kit as well as gift certificates to:
- Blyth & Burrows: Maine Craft Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
- Sea Dog restaurant
- Bob Miles & Son Plumbing
- Print Bookstore
- City Deli
- Arta Framing
25 Mechanic Street, Camden (207) 236-ENVY (3689)
453 Main Street, Rockland (207) 594-5077
1 Stephen King #50 Drive, Augusta (207) 623-6209
1 K Belmont Avenue, Belfast (207) 338-3148
490 Congress Street, Portland (207) 773-3100
2019 Fundraising & Events
Raffle tickets Throughout April, Green With Envy Salons (at all locations) sold raffle tickets for prizes and products. The drawing was held on May 1, 2019. Tickets were $5 each, 6 tickets for $20, or 15 tickets for $40.
Sunday, April 14 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Back Bay Clean-up in Portland with Green With Envy Salons.
Sunday, April 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lincolnville Beach Clean-up in Lincolnville with Green With Envy Salons.
2019 Fundraising Raffles
Throughout April, Apollo Salon and Spa sold raffle tickets for chances to win a variety of prizes. Each service provider sold their own raffle tickets for a chance to win a free service. There was also a salon-wide raffle for a chance to win a fantastic basket full of products. Raffle tickets were $15 each, 5 entries for $20, or 15 entries for $40. The raffle drawings were held on May 1st.
2019 Fundraising Raffle
êSteam Salon held a raffle for Earth Month, with the winner receiving a facial service valued at $95. Tickets were $10 each and available at the salon on Water Street in Hallowell. The prize drawing was held on Saturday, May 4th. All proceeds will be donated to the Natural Resources Council of Maine.
567 Bangor Road (Route 1A), Ellsworth
Call to make your appointment today at (207) 412-0063
Amy's Salon & Spa held an evening event at their salon where guests could:
*Talk with a stylist in a hands-on demonstration to teach you ways to style your second- or third-day hair while continuing to protect it from the heat and environment. Style without the use of water!
*Enjoy a 10-minute chair massage with the salon's massage therapist .
*Get their brows filled and groomed with a brow pencil application. Enjoy the benefits a 100% naturally derived and vegan brow definer.
*Stop at their lip tower to help exfoliate and find what all day staying lip colors are best for you.
As always enjoy Amy's cruelty-free vegan treats and a champagne bar.
All product were 20% off and a portion of the proceeds were donated to NRCM to help keep our water in Maine clean! Tickets to the event were $20 each.
Aveda Earth Month 2019 Events & Fundraisers:
Special thanks to these amazing salons: Acapello Salons (several locations), Apollo Salon and Day Spa (Waterville) Aveda Institute of Maine, eSteam (Hallowell), Green With Envy Salons (several locations), and Mensroom Salon and Lounge (Portland).
Sunday, April 14 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Back Bay Clean-up in Portland with Green With Envy Salons. We met in the Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford at 9:00 a.m. Guests were asked to bring gloves. All other supplies were provided.
Sunday, April 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lincolnville Beach Clean-up in Lincolnville with Green With Envy Salons. All were welcome. Guests were asked to bring gloves. All other supplies were provided.
Monday, April 22 Augusta Clean-up with Aveda Institute. We met at 10:00 a.m. at the Augusta YMCA to pick up litter on the Kennebec Rail Trail.
Wednesday, April 24 Amy's Salon & Spa in Ellsworth hosted a fun Earth Month evening from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tickets were $20 each, with reservations encouraged. At the event there were raffle tickets, chair massages, hair and make-up tips, and more. FMI view their Facebook page.
NRCM is Maine’s most effective nonprofit working statewide for protections for our state’s water resources. With an unmatched level of expertise, we harness the power of science and the voices of people who love Maine, pushing for laws that protect our environment. We engage citizens and businesses through events, online tools, and materials. Since 1959, NRCM has been leading efforts to protect Maine’s clean, beautiful waters by harnessing the power of people, science, and the law. Our expert staff, publications, social media, online resources, and events bring together citizens and businesses who love Maine.
NRCM is proud to be working with Aveda to promote Earth Month and invite you to participate in Aveda’s activities in support of clean and healthy waters for Maine. Donations to NRCM are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you! If you take photos at any of these events, please make sure to share them using #AvedaNRCM.