Category: Environment, Philanthropy, Humanity
Melange Salon + Spa
#102 1207-91 Street SW
Edmonton T6X1E9 Canada
I have been passionate about the environment and saving the planet since I was a teen. I was involved with PETA, Earth Day, I began a recycling initiative at my first salon job. I would take home the salon recycling until our building FINALLY got a blue bin. This was pre-Green Circle.
We were one of the first 20 salons to partner with GCS when they came west to Edmonton. I remember calling them after seeing an ad in a trade magazine wanting to sign up, but they were still only in the Greater Toronto Area at the time!
As a team, we have participated in trach clean ups in our city, and have volunteered for a local organization called Santa's Anonymous, which brings wrapped gifts to underprivileged youth here in Edmonton. We host yearly donation drives for various local charitable organizations: Bissell Centre for houseless persons, Edmonton's Food Bank, Zebra Child Protection Centre, the Alberta Cancer Society. We did free haircuts for people donating their hair (sadly, the powers that be have moved on to synthetic wigs). We were planning to join our local CIBC Run For The Cure but covid delayed that indefinitely. As a breast cancer survivor, I was really excited to see what we could do with that!
I also donated my time to color and cut a bride displaced by the huge wildfires we had in a city in northern Alberta (Fort MacMurray) back in 2016.
I, and we, have been involved with most of these events since 2010.
188.8.131.52 | 26/08/2021