As we turn our calendars from April to May, we conclude our annual Earth Month partnership with Aveda salons. Every year during the month of April, Aveda salons and institutes demonstrate their laudable environmental stewardship and commitment to sustainability by raising money for clean water and awareness about water pollution issues. We were honored to be included in their campaign for the ninth year in a row.Earth Month 2014 was marked by a variety of creative fundraising and events, from the Aveda Institutes’ Catwalk for Water fashion shows, to a Painting with a Purpose benefit, to the Global Cut-a-thon, a unified day of marathon haircuts. Aveda’s efforts to protect and celebrate the importance of clean water is indispensable to GRN’s work in the Gulf region, as we continue to face environmental threats from polluters, developers, and the ongoing ecological and community impacts of the BP disaster. We extend our deepest gratitude to Aveda for their commitment to our cause. We’re currently celebrating our 20th year as an organization, and Earth Month is a meaningful reminder of the many reasons why we work to protect and restore the Gulf.Sarah Holtz is GRN’s Development Associate.