Vancouver (May 19, 2010) – Your haircut is a LIFESAVER! In response to the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which continues to leak tons of crude oil into the open waters, Ego Aveda Salon, located at 2714 Granville Street in Vancouver, has rallied to help in the clean up efforts. Indeed, one of the best oil retrievers is actually human hair and salons worldwide are collecting hair to donate to Matter of Trust, an ecological public charity based in the US, which concentrates on manmade and natural surplus, as well as eco-education.
Established in 1998, Matter of Trust has created the Hair Mat Oil Spill Program whereby salons send their hair clippings which are weaved into recycled nylon mats and sausage shaped hair “booms”. These mats and ‘booms” are then used to encircle and contain oil spills to keep oil from spreading and causing further environmental damage.
The current oil spill in the Gulf Coast poses significant environmental consequences that threaten not only to decimate the local wildlife but also threaten local beaches as well. Ego Aveda Salon, as leaders in environmental leadership and responsibility, believe it is their duty to get involved in the clean up efforts. Ego currently collects hair clippings from every single haircut guest to send to Matter of Trust. The salon plans continue to collect clippings for as long as Matter of Trust will accept donations at their temporary warehouse facilities which are strategically placed along the Gulf Coast. “This is a great cause and we’re excited to make a difference with every haircut,” says Daisy Colina, Ego Aveda Salon.
For more information on how to get involved, please consult the organization’s website.
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