sustainability

5th Annual Green Spa Network Congress Announces Agenda

The Green Spa Network has announced the agenda to its annual congress, the longest-running and most successful event dedicated to spa industry sustainability. Held at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2012, the congress will feature groundbreaking presentations, interactive workshops and state-of-the-art panels led by wellness visionaries, sustainability experts and thought leaders from the health, beauty, natural products and media industries–all in a spectacular setting. Open to all and with day spas, resorts spas, corporate spas, greening experts and suppliers expected, the congress is recognized as the leading educational forum for promoting health and wellness...

Montage Laguna Beach Breaks Ground on Organic Garden

The Montage in Laguna Beach, CA just broke ground on the construction of their new “Studio Garden.” Their ongoing commitment to sustainability. The garden will be a working, functional, custom garden designed to grow and cultivate organic seasonal herbs, fruits, and vegetables to be used throughout their property. The Studio Garden will be completed in the spring. The Montage Resort & Spa is known for its extraordinary spa experienced for the most seasoned spa goer. The property has several dining facilities filled with gourmet foods and healthy choices prepared by award-winning chefs. About Spa Montage Montage celebrates pursuit of life...

Universal Companies Promotes Corporate & Spa Sustainability

Universal Companies has taken many steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible over the past few years, and helping spas do the same. The spa industry leader now sells a sizeable collection of economical, earth-friendly products, all of which feature a green leaf symbol in its 2010 Spa Resource Book. This icon indicates that products have undergone conscientious examination for sustainable attributes. Universal Companies also offers customer green supply consolidation analysis. A full-time sustainability specialist is on staff to assist customers who are interested in greening their facilities. In addition, the company partners with the Green Spa Network, a community of...

ISPA Members Serious about Sustainability

It seems like everyone is claiming to be 'green' these days, but what does it really mean to be eco-friendly? With 82 percent of International SPA Association member spas offering recycling programs, 94 percent offering an organic product and 57 percent reporting they have an organic treatment on their spa menu, it's easy to see that the spa industry is serious about sustainability. The 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, is the perfect time to educate yourself on the green practices that spas have implemented throughout the years, as well as celebrate the 20th anniversary of ISPA and its...