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GSN Announces Winners of 2019 Sustainability Awards

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NANTUCKET, MASS.—GSN Planet (GSN) announced the winners and runners-up of the 2019 Sustainability Awards. The 2019 Transformation in Sustainability Award was given to companies and individuals that/who utilize sustainable practices that are healthy for people and planet, save or preserve natural resources, utilize sustainable materials, and/or implement innovative and groundbreaking techniques, services, or programming.

The Awards dinner and ceremony took place during GSN’s 2020 Congress at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The Sustainability Awards recognize the innovations and outstanding accomplishments related to transformation in the field of sustainability within the wellness industry. An independent judging panel, made up of experts in the sustainability, spa, and wellness industries, evaluated and awarded companies and individuals that/who are leading the way in social and environmental responsibility.

A total of three awards were given for the most innovative idea, program, or action in sustainability in three categories; Spa, Brand, and Individual. GSN Board President, Bonnie Baker announced the winners and runners-up.

2019 Winners and Runners-up

Property/Spa
Winner: Sloco Massage + Wellness
Runner Up: Inn by the Sea

Brand
Winner: Noel Asmar Uniforms
Runner Up: Blue Beautifly

Individual
Winner: Davide Bollati, Founder + Chairman of [comfort zone] Davines S.p.A
Runner Up: Dr. Dieter Lenoir, Founder of Sanandi

GSN Board President, Bonnie Baker, said, “We are very proud and encouraged to see the sustainable initiatives coming from the brands and companies in the spa and wellness industry. The companies and individuals nominated for our Sustainability Awards are all leading by example in the innovations and practices they are implementing in their businesses and their company cultures. These are the change makers in how we interact and shape the future of our world, moving the conversations from sustainable to regenerative, and shifting the focus from short-term gain to long-term benefits.”

Award winners received a commemorative piece of art created by Erik Linton of LintonArt Designs, https://www.lintonartdesigns.com. Linton creates tree ring prints made from real trees and printed by hand. The awards art included a tree print from Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Tetons National Park.

Judges for the Sustainability Awards included GSN Foundation Board Members. To learn more about the awards visit, https://greenspanetwork.org/gsn-sustainability-awards/.

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