There is always something exciting and interesting going on in New York City. Whether there are sporting events, movie premieres or charity events, NYC keep their residents and visitors engaged in some the most interesting experiences. It is also one of the best cities for celebrities and philanthropists to support causes that may be close to their heart.
A perfect example of this happened on Wednesday, April 3, 2014, when actress Mary-Louise Parker visited the Aveda Institute located on Spring Street in NYC to show her support for Aveda Earth Month 2014 clean water initiatives. While there, she spent some time in the Institute looking at the Catwalk for Water “trashion” dresses made of recycled materials and created by Aveda stylists across the world. She also purchased an Earth Month Light the Way Candle for $12.
Parker stated "It’s been amazing to see Aveda’s Earth Month fundraising initiatives, especially the Catwalk for Water “trashion” dresses. I try to teach my kids the importance of recycling. I turn old things like old hotel room keys and stuff lying around into games for them. Aveda’s Earth Month efforts perfectly align with my personal mission to help create a cleaner, safer world."
It was indeed a pleasure to have an actress like Mary Louise Parker stop by the Institute to use her celebrity status to spread the word about such an important initiative. Aveda continues to support efforts to preserve the earth. In fact, since 1999 Aveda has raised over $32M to help support organizations that directly affect environmental change. More than $26M of that amount has supported clean water projects at home and around the world. Last year Aveda’s Earth Month efforts raised a total of $5.5 million for Clean Water and set a Guinness World Record for the Most Money Raised for Charity Through Haircuts in a 24 Hour Period during our Global Cut-A-Thon. This year we are aiming to up the Earth Month ante to $6 million.