Emerald is the color of the year for SEPHORA. SEPHORA and PANTONE UNIVERSE have joined together to introduce a new captivating Emerald collection designed to energize your beauty and intensify your eyes. The collection is inspired by PANTONE’s 17-5641 Emerald – based on the gem that is rarer than diamonds. All eyes are focused on this delicious hue. This PANTONE color falls on the spectrum exactly between true blue and true green. Chanel this limited edition collection on St Pats day to show your green spirit. You can shop the collection here
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We love this idea. A self cleaning fish tank that groves food right from your counter top. You can grow a variety of fresh produce, including spinach, baby greens, oregano, beans, basil, mint, parsley & thyme. You can learn more about the product here.
Plastic decorations, candy wrappers, and costumes can lead to a significant increase in household waste at this time of year. Next to christmas halloween is the second biggest holiday for retailers. We dont think that you should skip out on the fun of Halloween but here are some helpful tips on how to keep your halloween green.
Try to re-use Halloween decorations in the same way that Christmas ornaments are used from year-to-year, instead of throwing them away each November first. Natural decorations with gourds, pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns can be a great replacement for commerically bought plastic decorations! You can also lower your emissions on Halloween by buying locally grown pumpkins, and then lower your waste by composting them after Halloween is over.
Send your children trick-or-treating with reusable buckets, canvas bags or pillow cases. Lower emissions by trick-or-treating in your neighborhood. Pass out healthy, fair-trade candy to the trick-or-treaters that come knocking on your door.
Consider reusing or recycling costumes from previous years to make new costumes, or recycling old clothing into new costumes. Set yourself up for next year by making a Halloween costume box and throughout the year throw old clothes, interesting props and recyclable materials into it by the time halloween rolls around again you’ll have a box full of eco friendly materials to repurpose. Planning ahead helps you to avoid those last minute stops at the big box retailer.
The following eco friendly spas have made a commitment to excellence in both meeting the highest level of service to their guests but also to mitigating their impact on the environment while doing so.
The Spa Eastman has won the prestigious Phenix 2008 in Sustainable development and have achieved the highest level of performance in Recyc-Quebec “Ici on recycle!” program. They recycle 95.7% of their waste products. The awards celebrate the spas fundamental values towards sustainable development and eco friendly business practices. The property has a rule of thumb to guide its actions called 3NJ (naked, near, natural and just), that is to say, products are chosen based on the least amount of packaging and processing possible, organic ingredients, purchased locally and from businesses that respect their workers and the environment.
The Fairmont Banff Springs in beautiful Banff National Park in Alberta provides top rate services and modern amenities to their guests. However, what makes them special is that they strive to do all this in an environmentally friendly way. Their goal is to preserve their beautiful natural resources for future generations to enjoy. This 5-Key Eco-Rated Hotel and spa derives half of its energy from green sources such as wind and river power and monitors and minimizes its impact on the environment and wildlife.
Infinima Wellness Spa & Beautyis a spa that has been awarded prestigious prizes, such as Best New “Green” Day Spa in Canada for 2009. The owners of the spa have made a point of introducing cutting edge “green” practices and policies. Some of these changes include low energy-consuming LED lighting system, fair-trade, paraben-free products used for their treatments and a dynamic light control system
The Spa Ritual, a 7,000-square-foot destination/day spa hybrid, was one of the founding members of the Green Spa Network.. The greening attitude at this location starts with each employee. The Spa even has a Green Committee that meets monthly to discuss new initiatives that can increase the spas sustainability commitments.
With locations across the country the Scandinave spas put the utmost importance towards environmental sustainability. The spa tries to incorporate eco friendly practices into all of their daily activities, such as, operating a water system which pulls heat out of the cold plunge pools and then redistributes it into the hot plunges to save energy. They also offer reusable water bottles limiting the need for plastic. Additionally, staff members at Le Scandinave wear eco friendly uniforms made from the most sustainable of fibers. These practices and others ensure that Le Scandinave retains a tiny carbon footprint while providing top-notch spa services.
If you are looking for an eco spa in your area here are some tips on how to find one.
- Look for spas dedicated to conserving water and energy
- Ask if a spa uses non-toxic products:
- Check out the facilties for green amenities:
- Inquire about the spa’s overall philosophy
One of the simplest things you can do is to use eco friendly paint. BEco friendly paint is produced with less Vola-tile Organic Compounds (VOC). VOCs are toxic and contribute to ozone depletion and smog formation. Eco-friendly paint is made with more natural materials such as mineral pigments and clay. Here area a couple companies to check out if you are planning a home reno in the near future. AFM Safecoat and American Clay and Ecos Organic Paints
Grow Your Own Veggie or Herb Garden.
Most people claim that they are plant killers and just don’t have the time to grow their own veggies or herbs. In reality, growing your own garden is quite simple and you don’t need much space. There are many eco benefits to growing your own garden – every plant helps to improve air quality, gardens provide habitats to many species and therefore can help to increase biodiversity and by being self sufficient we help to reduce pollution on the environment. This website provides very helpful information to plan your first garden!
Change Your Light Bulbs
Energy efficient (compact fluorescent) light bulbs now come in all shapes and sizes so you don’t have to look at egg whisks all day. There are even bulbs available that can be used in ordinary dimming circuits. Energy efficient bulbs may be more expensive than ordinary bulbs but they will save you money because they use far less electricity and last much longer.