The Wellness Industry Goes Green for Earth Day

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Earth week is already in full swing, and Earth Day is right around the corner. Spas across the globe are doing their parts to celebrate the holiday with different events and services with the goal of keeping the planet green. Take a look at how a few places and brands from around the globe are celebrating the planet.

Swire Hotels and Restaurants took part in Earth Hour 2018 on March 24. At 8:30 pm local time, a number of the brand's properties turned off selective lights throughout their locations. Decorative, back office, and façade lights were turned off, and restaurants replaced selective lights and replaced them with candles. This was part of a global movement created by People for the Planet, which encourages people to go beyond the hour to be more green and recognize what can happen for the planet in the future when the world works together.  The Opposite House (Beijing), a Swire Hotels property, partnered with Lisa Roet, an artist based out of Melbourne, and Asia Link Arts/Global Art Projects to present an installation titled “Skywalker" that supports animals affected by deforestation and climate changes. The hotel also partnered with Mobike, a bike-sharing company, where volunteers peddled to generate electricity and light up “Skywalker” during Earth Hour.

Joyous Health, founded by holistic nutritionist and natural health expert Joy McCarthy, just launched a natural shampoo and conditioner, in addition to a rebranded hydrating balm. Including lavender oil and a number of other organic ingredients, the formulas have no hormone-disrupting parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, or SLS. The Natural Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner and The Everything Balm all work to fight dryness using natural, clean ingredients. 


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The Hilton Los Cabos (Mexico) recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation which increased the property’s green footprint 63 percent. The hotel’s Turtle Protection Program, recycle and energy conservation programing, and desalination plant, are just a few ways the hotel works to increase sustainability. 

The Ranch (Malibu, CA) works year-round to be a sustainable company. The property's menu is entirely plant-based, impacting the environment by using less land, energy, and water to produce than other menus. An organic garden with a bee colony provides a majority of food for The Ranch, and around 500 pounds of honey annually. Cofounder and CEO Alex Glasscock works to educate guests on their environmental impact, and encourages them to support Earth in their individual lives.

In a commitment to the environment to be sustainable, Canopy by Hilton (multiple locations), is using filtered water stations and delivers breakfast options in recycled brown bags. The hotels also work with partners that are mutually focuses on sustainability, like TradeCraft, Serta, and Apivita. Through a partnership with Clean the World, Canopy properties work to recycle soap thanks to Clean the World's soap initiative.

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