It’s Earth Month, and Square One Salon is working hard to take care of it. Along with the members of the Ohio Chapter of the Water Committee of Sierra Club and supporters from across the state, the salons in the Dayton area are doing their part to protect our water supply. “We partner with the Sierra Club and Aveda every year to support clean water.” says Nina Dozier, manager of the downtown Square One location. “Our goal this year is $5000, which goes up slightly every year. So far, we have $3745.”
How can you get involved?
“We are having a raffle this year, and you have a chance to win $1000 which is divided $500 in Aveda products, and a $500 gift card for 1st place! We also have 2nd and 3rd place winners, $750.00 and $500.00 prizes, respectively. Raffle tickets are 1 for $5; 3 for $10; or 6 for $20.” Dozier assures all supporters that “100% of the funds go directly keeping Ohio waterways clean. Raffle tickets are being sold at all 6 Square One Locations: University of Dayton, Downtown Dayton, Oak Creek, Centerville, Downtown Columbus and New Albany.
You can also support the Earth Month/Clean Water initiative by joining the Square One Staff as they pour beer at the 5th Street Brew Pub on Sunday, April 17th from 12pm to 3:00pm. “You have to have clean water to make great beer,” remarked Canaan Good, who works at the salon. “I have been working with Square One Salon and Aveda for over 15 years, and I love their mission to save our water supply. Having children and seeing what happened in Michigan really hit home. I believe we can make a huge impact!”
“We love working with Aveda,” says Brent Johnson, one of Square One’s Proprietors. “Since 2007, they have raised $38 million to protect clean water. And the Sierra Club has helped us distribute dozens of rain barrels in the Miami Valley.” Johnson said you can learn about rain barrels by logging onto www.sierraclub.org/ohio. “One of the greatest parts of my job is knowing the company I work with cares this much about the Earth, ” added Dozier. “It’s nice to know we can make a difference.”
Protect Water, Change Lives is this year’s Earth Month theme. For more information go to squareonesalon.com or aveda.com/cleanwater. You can also reach Square One by calling 937.461.2222 to get information about Clean Water, Sierra Club rain barrels and Aveda’s mission.