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."
Summertime offers great opportunities to recycle in the garden. Just a few ideas: use soft strips of old t-shirts to tie plants to support stakes, reuse plastic ice cream containers as flower pots and plant seeds in egg cartons (the cardboard ones can be put in the ground along with the seedling and dirt and will decompose).
Save all your holiday cards, tags, ribbons etc. to reuse for next year! A pair of scissors can turn last years holiday card from Aunt Sue into a nice gift tag for Uncle Pete. Get creative!
Cut down on all the plastic shopping bags you accumulate each holiday season! Carry reusable shopping bags when you’re out getting your holiday gifts.
When planning any holiday parties think about the potential waste. If you need disposable plates and cups try to buy biodegradable ones. Make sure to have a recycling bag clearly marked for guests to dispose of cups or cans. Package up leftovers and send them home with guests so no food goes to waste!
Spend some time teaching your children about recycling! Set up a recycling area and clearly explain to your children where each piece of recycling belongs. Developing good habits early on in life will ensure that recycling becomes a regular part of your childrens life!