Caring for our environment is becoming more and more important to everyone. It seems like more and more people are getting actively involved from recycling, buying in bulk and using alternative renewable resources just to name a few. The salon/spa industry is also jumping on the “green” wagon.
April 22nd is Earth Day, we have a perfect opportunity to integrate environmental consciousness into learning. Today’s students are very aware of environmental issues, so why not take the opportunity to dive into this very important topic and get the entire school inspired to make a difference.
Get involved by taking time this month to explore what actions can be taken towards sustainability. Whether, it’s in our personal lives, going green at our schools or discussing actions that salons and spas are/or taking to go green.
Earth day is about raising awareness and the importance of protecting our planet by taking action. There are a variety of different activities that can easily be integrated into your month or day to bring awareness and take action as a school.
Classroom Activities – In the classroom have students make a pledge and create a plan of action. Have students create a personal pledge for becoming greener and have them identify action steps.
School adopt a Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Commitment – If your school is currently not recycling have students research on what is needed to reduce, reuse and recycle within your school.
Earth Day Fund Raiser – Hold an Earth Day Fundraiser that gets students and school guests involved. How about holding an Earth Day Cut-a-Thon and a portion of the proceeds go to an organization that supports a Greener plant.
School Clean-Up Day – Trash clean-ups are another hands-on activity to get students involved. Get students to do a trash pick up around your school. Have your students jot down what kinds of trash they picked up and where. Analyze the data together and perhaps you will find patterns and explore how you can stop the trash source. There’s even a fun app that students can download onto their mobile devices to make it fun to pick up litter and helps prevent litter. It’s called Litterati https://www.litterati.org/
Get students involved in celebrating and help your students make a difference year-round!
Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team, where she currently serves as an Academic Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative trainings that not only inspire, but empower educators/trainers to create the most effective learning environments for their students.