Many small actions add up to big change, and it will take a dedicated “green army” to help end deforestation and plant a future. Every day, every person can choose to make a difference. All it takes is a little focus on how you can reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink and, of course, replant. There’s an old saying: if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Take action!
Around the world in more than 50 countries, useful, stylish and affordable Avon Hello Green Tomorrow fundraising products are sold by Avon Sales Representatives and Avon websites (such as avon.com). All proceeds support the work of our partners The Nature Conservancy in South America and World Wildlife Fund in Indonesia – more than $3.5 million raised in the first two years, but more is needed!
Avon contributes all proceeds from the Hello Green Tomorrow merchandise sales to The Nature Conservancy for continuing efforts in the Atlantic Rainforest in South America and to the World Wildlife Fund for their reforestation projects in Indonesia (Borneo and Sumatra). These leading organizations plant and restore the trees as well as monitor the restored forest, ensuring the long-term benefits into the future. Learn More About Our Partners
“Of all the places WWF works, the rate of destruction in Borneo and Sumatra defies the imagination. Devising a solution equal to the weight of humanity’s pressure on this rich place will take persistence, creativity and collaboration. We are grateful for the support and leadership of partners like Avon who realize we all have an important role to play in meeting this challenge.”
"With support from Avon, The Nature Conservancy has made significant progress in restoring Brazil's Atlantic Forest, one of the most endangered and biologically diverse forests in the world. The Atlantic Forest is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species - many found nowhere else on Earth – and it is the source of drinking water for 70 percent of Brazil's population. It is critical that we save the Atlantic Forest for both people and nature."
Check showerheads and faucets Determine whether any of your showerheads are models that use more than 25 gallons per minute. If so, order low-flow showerheads. Similarly, verify that your bathroom and kitchen water faucets have aerators. Order an aerator for each faucet that does not have one and that can accommodate one. These steps will reduce your use of hot water - and your use of energy to heat that water.
Turn off appliances that you are not using. Switch off TVs, computers, lights, etc that are not being used and unplug items on "standby" (that use electricity even when not being used), including TVs, video and audio systems, computers, and chargers (for cell-phones and other electronic equipment).
Check car tires for proper inflation. This can improve gas mileage. The appropriate air pressure typically is listed on the door-pillar on the driver's side, on the inside of the glove-compartment door or in the vehicle manual.
Commute by carpooling or using mass transit. Over a quarter of the vehicle-miles travelled by households are for commuting to and from work - usually with one person in the vehicle. Carpooling and mass transit are among options that offer big reductions in carbon emissions.
Plan and combine trips A lot of driving involves frequent trips nearby, to go shopping or run errands, for example. Plan and combine trips to reduce the miles you need to travel. Better yet, take someone with you so they can leave their car behind.