Paul Mitchell the School Fresno Helping Relieve Oil Spill in Gulf

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The School is partnering with Matter of Trust to collect hair clippings for oil mats to soak up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Doing their part to help with the huge, and growing, oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Paul Mitchell the School Fresno is collecting hair clippings to donate to Matter of Trust. This organization recycles hair into oil “booms” that can be deployed around a spill to soak up the gooey substance. The school will be gathering up all of it’s clippings as well as accepting clippings donated from local salons until June 1, 2010. The hair will all be safely packaged and shipped to the Matter of Trust processing plant in Florida. Any salons in the immediate Fresno area are encouraged to bring their shampooed hair clippings to the school at: 5091 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710.

“This is such a serious catastrophe that we simply can’t, as citizens of this planet, sit back and not get involved.” says school director Erik Pedersen. “We have huge quantities of hair that would otherwise just end up in the waste stream. It’s so easy to divert it to where it can actually become a positive solution. Matter of Trust is doing such a great service for our planet.”

About Matter of Trust

The mission of Matter of Trust is to Link ideas, spark action and materialize sustainable systems. Their philosophy is to mimic how Mother Nature integrates enduring cycles and provides access to necessities in abundance. They concentrate on manmade surplus, natural surplus and eco-educational programs. The common sense results are always very worthwhile.

Matter of Trust’s work requires constant research, maintenance, encouragement and knowledge from many different sources. The organization was conceived in 1998 by Lisa Craig Gautier and her husband, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Vice President of iTunes Store & iPhones Apps Store Engineering, Apple, Inc. This nonprofit received 501 (c) 3 public charity status in May of 1999.

About Paul Mitchell The School – Fresno

Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, Paul Mitchell The School – Fresno serves Fresno, Tulare, and Kern counties, along with other areas by providing the highest quality cosmetology and esthetician training.

About Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools

Established nearly 30 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide. Every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Prospective employers recognize Paul Mitchell Schools’ commitment to quality and our reputation for innovation and excellence.


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