Travaasa, Cavallo Point, and Destination Hotels & Resorts were among the top award winners at the Green Carpet Spa Sustainability Awards, presented by the Green Spa Network.
Judges with decades of experience in the industry chose eight winners from categories including green building, healthy spa cuisine, innovative green products, sustainable spas, and spa network visionaries from individuals and companies who have shaped the green spa movement.
Criteria for winning included achieving the highest level of sustainability compared to their peers; continuous improvement; setting an example of best practice for the industry to follow; making sustainable practices inviting and desirable to consumers and employees.
The Judging Panel included: Our very own Mary Bemis, Editorial Director, Insider’s Guide to Spas; Rona Berg, Editor-in-Chief Organic Spa; Debrianna Berlin, former Director, Environmental Protection Agency; Julie Keller Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief American Spa; and Paul Schmidt, Executive Director, Green Spa Network.
The 2014 Green Carpet Spa Sustainability Award Winners
Healthy Spa Cuisine Award Travaasa Austin, travaasa.com
Innovative Green Product of Year Eco Swim by Aqua Green, ecoswim.com
Corporate Brand Dedicated to Sustainability Destination Hotels & Resorts, destinationhotels.com
Green Building Award Bardessono- bardessono.com
Green Product Company of the Year KYPRIS, kyprisbeauty.com
Sustainable Spa of the Year Cavallo Point, cavallopoint.com
Green Spa Network Visionary Award Marti Morenings, Founder and Chair Universal Companies and Ecological Energy Systems
“These are the foremost leaders pushing the edge of innovation in our industry,” said Green Spa Network Executive Director Paul Schmidt, who presented the awards with Board Members, Kim Marshall and Gaye Steinke. “It is our privilege as a non-profit voice for sustainability to recognize the work of these visionaries whose examples can truly help set the standard for the spa and wellness industry around the planet. These awards help acknowledge the investment each has made in the name of sustainability and recognize them for a job well done.”
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized as the 2014 Green Spa of the Year,” says Jenny Helling, Healing Arts Center & Spa Director at Cavallo Point, “especially after how hard we’ve worked to focus on sustainability at our hotel. This organization does incredible work raising awareness about sustainability and to be recognized by such an esteemed group is a great privilege.”
About the GSN Sustainability Awards
Launched by the Green Spa Network in 2012 to underscore the importance of sustainability leaders in transforming an industry, the Green Spa Network Sustainability Awards celebrate groundbreaking activities, comprehensive measures, unique contributions, and overall leadership in environmental management, green techniques or sustainability.
The Green Spa Network accepts submissions for awards all year through their “Tell Us About Your Green Project” database at www.greenspanetwork.org/tell-us-about-your-green-project.