Our Earth Month activities culminate with the "Walk for Water" on the actual Earth Day. The "Walk for Water" is a 6km walk to symbolize the distance women must walk in order to get clean water for their families.
In Minneapolis, our walk starts at the Aveda Institute with a "pep rally." We chant our mission statement and do some sort of wellness activity.
Of course, we must all wear the same thing – our Earth Month t-shirts. What can I say – I work at Aveda.
We get to walk around, beside and over the Mississippi River. At the end of the walk, we are asked to lift a pickle bucket filled with water. It is supposed to represent the amount of water the women carry the 6km. Let's just say I could barely pick it up off the ground.