Supporting the green movement while inspiring others.

  • Use power strips in treatment rooms and office areas and turn them off when equipment is not in use.
  • Use reusable or biodegradable options whenever possible with your food and beverage services instead of paper and plastic cups, plates and flatware.
  • Establish an in-spa recycling awareness program. Place recycling bins next to trash cans with clearly marked signs indicating what constitutes acceptable waste.
  • Use natural, non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning supplies instead of chemical based products.
  • Limit the amount of linens provided. Offer only what is needed with the option of additional linens upon request. This would include towels, robes, etc.
  • Purchase in bulk when possible. This is also a wise financial choice.
  • Buy organic and fair-trade coffee. I supply my home and office with organically roasted beans from our Local Coffee Shop Bean Juice.
  • Adjust A/C by 2 degrees in the summer and turn your thermostat down 2 degrees in the winter to use less energy. This will also save you money on your hydro bills!
  • Use halogen, LED, CLF or low-voltage track lighting in at least 50% of your sources. Don't forget about motion sensors & windows providing natural lighting.
  • Program all computer monitors to Sleep Mode after 15 minutes or more.
  • Use filtered water taps instead of buying bottles drinking water. This is a cheaper alternative to buying bottled water and limits waste. (I use Kishu Charcoal)
  • Print all marketing materials on recycled paper with vegetable based inks. 
  • Reuse previously used paper for in-spa memos, notes, scratch paper. (My Grandma does this & she was the Valedictorian of her class so it is a smart move) 
  • Designate time at staff meetings to discuss new and existing environmental efforts.
  • Provide staff with information on how they can improve their green efforts at home as well in the spa. 
  • Have reusable bags instead of using paper or plastic for product sales. Purchase a Strawberry Bag to carry in your purse & have it always. 
  • Reuse packaging materials for shipping. Call me if your in need of Boxes, I might have some for you:) 
  • Design marketing materials that require no envelopes, reusing envelopes, and go digital with free marketing. (Email chynna@29rebel.com for business strategies)
  • I walk to work majority of the time
  • Insulated water heaters
  • I used products certified by green guard (Flooring, Insulation, ect.)
  • I used Zero and Low VOC paint 
  • Used Items from our local Restore (Ask and I will show you what came from the restore)
  • Partnering with Fair Trade, Local and Global Vendors that do great work.