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Green Spa Network Announces Winners of 2017 Spa Sustainability Awards


ATLANTA—The Green Spa Network (GSN) announces its 6th Annual Sustainability Awards, which recognize innovation and leadership by the spa industry in support of a vital planet and vital people. With its annual awards, GSN celebrates the collective contributions to a more sustainable future.

The 2017 GSN Sustainability Award Winners Include:

Sustainable Building Winner: Mohonk Mountain House
Other Finalists Include:

  • The Omega Center
  • Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront

Innovative Sustainability Initiative Winner: St. Julien (Waste Reduction Initiative)
Other Finalists Include:

  • Eminence Forests for the Future initiative (GSN Platinum Sponsor)
  • Blackberry Farm’s Agricultural Program

Leadership in Sustainability Winners

Day Spa: Complexions Spa
Other Finalists Include:

  • Spa Habitat
  • Hiatus Spa + Retreat

Wellness Center: Spa Anjali, Westin Riverfront
Other Finalists Include:

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Sunrise Springs, NM

Sustainable Spa Brand Winners

Beauty Category: Honua
Other Finalists Include:

  • Eminence
  • Dr. Hauska

Equipment category: Comphy Co.
Other Finalists Include:

  • Jade Yoga
  • Saltability

Retail category: Lotus Wei
Other Finalists Include:

  • Zuii Organic
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies

Visionary Award: Paul Hawken
Other Finalists Include:

  • Kevin Kelly of Civana

Dedicated Contributor Award: Michael Bruggeman
Other Finalists Include:

  • Allan Share
  • Darren Hickman
  • Roberto Arjona

Representing both the spa and sustainability industries, along with wellness, hotels, and design, the 2017 GSN Sustainability Awards judges are well-known in the community. The independent panel will award winners in four categories: Sustainable Building, Innovative Sustainable Initiative, Leadership in Sustainability by a Day Spa and Resort/Wellness Center, and Sustainable Spa Brand in Beauty, Equipment, and Retail. The GSN Sustainability Awards program also includes a Visionary Award and the Tara Grodjesk Dedicated Contributor Award, which are determined by the GSN Board of Directors.

The 2017 GSN Sustainability Judges are Rona Berg (Editor-in-Chief, Organic Spa Magazine), Julie Keller Callaghan (Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, American Spa Magazine), Debra Duneier (Founder, EcoChi), Glenn Hasek (Editor and Publisher, Green Lodging News), and Ulli Peck (Founder and Owner, The Wellness Agency).

The awards program celebrates those efforts that positively support building a sustainable future. Nominations were selected by the judges and recommendations were also submitted on the website. Entries were judged on sustainability, innovation, positive environmental and/or community impact, and financial impact. GSN aims to discover, recognize and celebrate significant accomplishments within the spa industry: Share your story and initiatives at https://greenspanetwork.org/.