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Blades School for Hair Design Green Initiatives

1. Energy efficient light bulbs

2. We purchased a mannequin dryer which dries the mannequin much more efficiently than a traditional hairdryer.

3. Instead of each student getting a number of mannequin heads, the student now gets one mannequin head and a number of sheaths that go over it. The sheaths have hair and faces - - they work as well as a mannequin. Ergo, we're sending a lot less mannequins to the dump. We have always tried to find ways to recycle those mannequins over the years. Every Halloween, we have many requests from folks that want to have some for Halloween costumes, practical jokes or decorations. We have also sent many mannequin heads to Quantico where they have been used for sniper practice. (Snipers have to learn how to hit the top of the spine from every direction.)

4. Our new washer and dryer (that run almost constantly) are much more efficient than our previous ones.

5. We now buy our cleaner in condensed form. We mix it in a spray bottle (or whatever) and keep endlessly recycling these spray bottles.


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