The Green Spa Network (GSN) is celebrating the collective contributions the spa industry is making towards a more sustainable future with its sixth annual Sustainability Awards. Winners for this year’s awards will be announced in December 2017 and will be featured at the GSN’s 10th Anniversary Congress, March 11-14 at Carmel Valley Ranch (CA).
The judges for this year’s awards include Rona Berg, editor-in-chief, Organic Spa Magazine; Julie Keller Callaghan, editor-and-chief and publisher, American Spa Magazine; Debra Duneier, founder, EcoChi; Glenn Hasek, editor and publisher, Green Lodging News, and Ulli Peck, founder and owner, The Wellness Agency.
“Proactively caring for the health of our planet and people is what the spa industry has always been about,” says Karen Short, GSN board president and senior vice president of sales and marketing, Universal Companies. “By recognizing the achievements in spa and sustainability, GSN elevates the awareness of success stories to inspire other businesses to create positive change.”
Representing both the spa and sustainability industries, as well as wellness, hotel, and design, the judges will serve on an independent panel that will award winners in four categories: Sustainable Building, Innovative Sustainable Initiative, Leadership in Sustainability by a Day Spa and Resort/Wellness Center, and Sustainable Spa Brand in Beauty, Equipment, and Retail. The GSN Sustainability Awards program also includes a Visionary Award and Tara Grodjesk Dedicated Contributor Award, which are determined by the GSN Board of Directors.
The public is encouraged to submit recommendations for brands and leaders that are practicing sustainable responsibility through an online platform.