Douglas J Companies Go Green for Earth Month
Posted on Mar 11, 2014 by andrea.liebaert | Comments (0)
Douglas J and Aveda dedicate month of April in support of clean water
LANSING, MI – In honor of Earth Day, Douglas J has set aside the entire month
of April to celebrate and raise funds to support clean water projects through
the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
“The five Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, providing
drinking water to more than 40 million people,” said Scott Weaver, president
of Douglas J Companies. “Threats to the Great Lakes today can range from
pollution and invasive species to wasteful water use and global warming. All of
these threats demand our attention and commitment.”
Taking care of the earth and its resources is something Douglas J takes very
The Michigan-based beauty brand has a long-standing commitment to raising
money for clean water alongside their national partner, Aveda. Each of Douglas
J’s Salons and Spas and Aveda Institutes in Michigan, Chicago and Knoxville
step up every year to support the effort alongside thousands of other Aveda
locations around the world.
In 2013, Douglas J successfully raised more than $33,000 in support of clean
water for Earth Month. Funds raised by Douglas J benefit both the Alliance for
the Great Lakes and the Tennessee Clean Water Network.
“Our communities have contributed to our success, so out of a sincere
appreciation, we look for opportunities to give back,” said Peter Eichler,
executive director of marketing for Douglas J Companies. “And we always give
our guests the opportunity to get involved with our projects.”
Douglas J will offer its guests several opportunities to get involved with Earth
Month including purchasing bracelets and water drops. “The water drops are
printed on recycled paper and guests can sign them and we hang them in our
stores. For just a few dollars, these items serve as a reminder to our guests of
how they’ve saved natural resources through a commitment to clean water,”
The fun and Earth Month contributions don’t end there.
“A unique way we’re making a big splash this Earth Month is through the
second annual fishing trip I’ll be taking with Bass Pro-Fisherman, Chad
Pipkens,” said Weaver. “We see who can raise the most money for clean
Supporters of Weaver and Pipkens can donate at www.makewatermatter.
com, casting a vote for their favorite “fisherman” in the process.
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“Whoever raises the most money will draw a winner from their donor list. The
winner will receive a $500 gift basket full of either fishing gear if Pipkins wins
or Douglas J products and services if I win,” said Weaver. “All money raised will
be donated to the Alliance for the Great Lakes.”
Because water is an essential ingredient to the hair care and beauty business,
Aveda has made sustainable practices such as water conservation and green
chemistry a cornerstone of its business operations. Aveda professionals in
more than 30 countries have collectively raised more than $32 million in
support of Earth Month since the campaign’s inception in 1999. Since 2007,
Aveda has donated $26 million of the funds to support clean water projects.
Douglas J Companies, which encompasses Douglas J Salons and Spas and
Douglas J Aveda Institutes, is a regional company with locations in Ann Arbor,
East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Okemos, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak,
Chicago and Knoxville, TN. The Douglas J Aveda Institute offers a world-class
education in cosmetology and esthiology, preparing students for creative,
rewarding and successful careers in the salon and spa industries. To learn more
about Douglas J Salons and Spas, visit www.douglasj.com. For information
about Douglas J Aveda Institute, visit www.douglasj.edu.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is the oldest Great Lakes organization
devoted 100 percent to the lakes. Their professional staff works with scientists,
policymakers, businesses, community groups and everyday citizens to protect
and restore the world’s largest surface freshwater resource. To learn more visit