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.

  • Composting

  • Have reusable bags instead of using paper or plastic for product sales. Purchase or earn a Strawberry Bag to carry in your purse & have it always.

  • Reuse packaging materials for shipping.

  • Design marketing materials that require no envelopes, reusing envelopes, and go digital with free marketing.

  • Walking to work majority of the time

  • Insulate water heaters

  • Products certified by green guard (Flooring, Insulation, ect.)

  • Zero and Low VOC paint

  • Used Items from our local Restore, reclaimed wood for nail polish shelves

  • Partnering with Fair Trade, Local and Global Vendors that do great work.

  • Donations to local non-profit organizations (Ophelia's House, Children's Miracle Network, Grow a Garden Fundraiser, suicide awareness, coulee cap)

  • Adoptions of a Pygmy Elephant, black jaguar, three-toed sloth, giraffe & pangolin has been processed with us thru World Wildlife Fund