Vibrant, beautiful green is the color of nature, life, renewal and energy and is most often associated with harmony, finances, safety and the environment. The healing power of the color green comes from its dominance in nature and the relaxing nature of the color itself to our eyes. Green is used to promote awareness of mental illness, organ transplant, and cerebral palsy, to name a few.
Raising awareness of mental illnesses is particularly important because there has historically been a stigma attached to it, which may cause sufferers not to come forward for treatment. Educating the public helps improve the chance of recovery for millions of Americans. Many children and teens are not getting the information that they need to be healthy, even though mental health conditions can start very early in life. Fear of stigma and a lack of awareness are the main reasons that conversations are difficult for teens and young adults when they need to ask for help.
Organ donation is a cause that specifically benefits from raised awareness, simply because if people in the US are not aware that they can donate their organs or how it works, they will not do so – potentially costing over 100,000 lives that could have been saved with a transplant. Starting the conversation around donating organs after death or even while living saves lives.
Cerebral palsy connects people around the globe: there are currently 52 countries that have awareness campaigns around this disability. This global movement includes awareness campaigns, fundraisers such as silent auctions, 5k walks, and more. Green awareness jewelry can help show support and solidarity for those afflicted.
Green ribbons are also used to raise awareness of the following:
Say “thank you” to volunteers or buy a necklace, key chain or bracelet with a lovely green ribbon for someone special and show your commitment to raising awareness and starting a conversation.