The Full (GREEN) Circle

February 26, 2014

Here at Pony Salon we want to leave the smallest possible footprint on our environment. In a notoriously wasteful industry, it’s very important to us to support the most environmentally friendly salon practices.


Through our membership with Green Circle Salons, we’ve committed to a collective waste-reduction initiative. Joining was a no-brainer. Through GCS’s recycling & repurposing program, we’re able to drastically cut down on our waste. How do we do it? Throughout the salon we have several bins provided by Green Circle Salons, into which we separate and place waste and recyclables like hair cuttings, colour tubes, foils, lids, spray cans, lightbulbs, batteries, plastics, and other materials. Once a week, a GCS rep picks everything up. Easy! In turn, we recycle all of our paper products, cardboard, and Nespresso pods. When all is said and done, the amount of actual waste generated at Pony Salon is little more than a bit of food and flower cuttings.

Taking it another step further, we have recently joined 1% for the Planet. Founded by Yvon Chouinard (the man behind Patagonia) and Craig Matthews (Blue Ribbon Flies), 1% for the Planet’s mission is “to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.” What does this look like for Pony Salon? Simply, we’ve committed to donate 1% of our annual sales to nonprofits that align with and help further our green initiatives. There are thousands of supported nonprofit organizations, and through our donation we have a hand in saving land, protecting forests, rivers and oceans, making agricultural and energy production more sustainable, and removing toxins and plastics from oceans and the environment. As a consumer, this global movement enables all of us to support companies that contribute to the planet, and align with our environmental values; just look for the 1% for the Planet logo on products, branding, websites, and business windows.

With over 4500 partners (growing by over 1 member a day) from across the world, we are proud to be a part of 1% for the Planet’s collective of likeminded businesses. For a closer look at some of these partners and their positive contributions to the planet, this beautiful short film is a must-watch.

When choosing Pony for your personal beauty, you can be sure you’re also choosing to support a beautiful, healthy, and happy planet.