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