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."
Make your picnic biodegradable! Warm weather means outdoor dining at picnics, the beach or camping. If you prefer disposables, avoid plastic cutlery and plates and select biodegradable and compostable options made from materials such as bamboo or even potatoes. You can easily find sources through search engines or at your local shops.
Donate your clothes, shoes, and toys to charities or shelters near you. Even though a jacket might be from last season, or a pair of jeans doesn’t fit you anymore, they can help keep someone warm this winter!
Shop at thrift stores, or flea markets to furnish your home or even your office. Purchasing vintage pieces gives a unique style and keeps perfectly good furniture from being thrown away at the dump! And…donate gently used items to thrift stores if you redecorate.
Filling Up the Cooler For a Beach Day? Instead of buying bags of ice and throwing it out when it melts, buy reusable ice packs to keep your food and drinks cold!
Spring cleaning? Wash your windows with old t-shirts instead of paper towels.