The Horst Rechelbacher Foundation + Green Circle Salon Membership
In 1978, Horst Rechelbacher founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, & ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Horst’s entrepreneurial vision is to create successful businesses in partnership with nature. As he puts it, “Business can be a solution to our planet’s crisis rather than the problem.
In partnership with Green Circle Salons (GCS) we are introducing a membership for salons, spas and barbershops to join a movement to help the salon industry reduce its environmental footprint and provide options for consumers seeking genuine green options in salon care.
Green Circle Salons’ is a movement to help the salon industry reduce its environmental footprint and provide options for consumers seeking genuine green options in salon care. Since its inception in 2009, GCS has been building a network of more than 3,400+ certified salons, schools and advanced academies throughout North America and providing them with a comprehensive pathway to financial and environmental sustainability with a green business program; including recycling and repurposing up to 95% of their beauty waste. Today, GCS diverts more than 1.8 million pounds of waste from landfill spaces and waterways in North America annually.
GCS’ mission is to keep people, the business and environment beautiful, and are a proud B Corporation with Zero Waste to Landfill certification. We have been contributing carbon offsetting, and aligns with SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) set forth by the United Nation to reduce inequality, lower levels of poverty and promote a healthier environment for an inclusive and sustainable economy.
Applicant Requirements – “Green Circle Salon Membership”
Must be a licensed business owner of a salon and/or spa. Must upload proof of licensure i.e.: business owner license. Salon must have a commission-based or hourly-based salary model. Must check-out a minimum of 300+ guests per month. Must be willing to remit monthly recycling fee paid by guest.
- Application must include a 3-5 minute video answering the following questions:
- (A.) Describe why environmental sustainability is important to you.
- (B.) Describe one step that you have taken to help decrease waste.
- (C.) After researching Horst Rechelbacher, what passions do you have in common with him?
“Horst’s career showed the world how beauty, wellness and the environment are linked together in a perpetuating cycle that can achieve so much good. We are privileged to continue his legacy through these generous scholarships.”