We are large supporters and contributors to the green initiatives in health, beauty and non-toxic body care. When we saw a market in desperate need for positive change, we made the necessary moves to bring Green Circle Salons and Davines to the west coast of Canada in a big way. By creating The Salon Movement, we sought to become a resource for other salons and businesses looking to go green and provide unwavering support. By choosing to foster our passion for the environment and hair, we’re striving to bring more awareness to people and prove that it’s worth it. Now we know that focusing on hair and body isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. So instead, we wanted to write this blog post to showcase other green initiatives we believe are important and necessary. A green initiative is defined as being a movement with the goal of offsetting Greenhouse gases. Below is a comprehensive list of resources that are a great place to start when wanting to go more “green.”
Cowspirary – This documentary has stirred up a lot of controversy surrounding the link between meat consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. “The impact of livestock production on the planet is too often underestimated and overlooked.” The power of the livestock industry and the pull they have is enormous. This doc sheds light on an area no one wants to talk in-depth about.
Chasing Ice – The shrinking of the world’s ice caps is very real and visible evidence of climate change. James Balong, an environmental photographer, showcases the intense shrinkage taking place in “Chasing Ice”.
The Green Market Oracle – This comprehensive blog centres around the “convergence of sustainable capitalism and the global environment”. It’s run by Richard Matthews, a consultant, eco-entrepreneur, sustainable investor and writer. With a full list of resources and discussion about serious green-related issues, we highly recommend taking a look.
Ecochick – This cute and quirky blog focuses on food, travel, fashion, style and life for green-conscious women. The “ecochick is a consumer who’s tired of ‘environmentally friendly’ really meaning ‘expensive, inconvenient and ugly’. It’s time to make living green mainstream, fun, fresh and cool.” This is a great blog for moms and women interested in how they can make their lives more eco-friendly.
Organic Ocean – This small west coast company aims at providing consumers and local chefs sustainably-harvested seafood. With the world’s seafood levels at an all-time low, companies like these are integral to supporting our oceans ecosystems.
Contact us for more information on green initiatives in Victoria and what we’re doing to make a difference. → http://thesalonmovement.com/.