The Green Spa Network (GSN) has announced the winners of its 6th annual Sustainability Awards, which were judged by Rona Berg, editor in chief, Organic Spa magazine; Julie Keller Callaghan, editor in 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. The awards, launched in 2012, recognize innovation and leadership by the spa industry in support of a vital planet and vital people, as well as celebrate the collective contributions to a more sustainable future.
“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.”
Find the winners and finalists listed below.
Sustainable Building Winner: Mohonk Mountain House
Innovative Sustainability Initiative Winner: St. Julien (Waste Reduction Initiative)
Leadership in Sustainability Day Spa Winner: Complexions Spa
Leadership in Sustainability Wellness Center Winner: Spa Anjali, Westin Riverfront
Sustainable Spa Brand - Beauty Category Winner: Honua
Sustainable Spa Brand - Equipment Category Winner: Comphy Co.
Sustainable Spa Brand - Retail Category Winner: Lotus Wei
Visionary Award Winner: Paul Hawken
Dedicated Contributor Award Winner: Michael Bruggeman