Spas with a Green Ethos can be as diverse as those with energy efficient construction with wind-powered or other alternative energy, use of reclaimed building materials, and proudly meeting all the requirements of LEED Certification. Spas meeting the standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) have passed the rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings.
For other spas, Going Green can be as simple as offering all-natural spa products or using reclaimed water, reducing their carbon footprint with energy-efficient appliances or garden-grown product ingredients, or offering benefits for customers recycling product products to reduce packaging waste.
“It’s not easy being green” as our friend sings. In our Green Spas Collection we spotlight different types of green minded spas — because ultimately, it all matters, and it all helps. We thank these spas for every effort made as being a step in the right Green Direction.
Browse all day spas, spa hotels, destination spas and retreats tagged as having Green, Eco-Friendly, or Socially Responsible practices
Ecotourism is a proactive tool within a sustainable tourism framework that Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa utilizes to protect and preserve the property’s natural environments (rainforest, river systems and mangroves), biodiversity, ecosystems and the rich Aboriginal cultural heritage.
The Eilan Hotel is a San Antonio LEED certified hotel.
Sustainability is the core guiding principle of Éilan and the hotel strives to make this evident in every design aspect of the hotel. The hotel is also home to its own weekly Farmer’s Market for fresh produce.
Calistoga Ranch is committed to “responsible luxury” – from employing green design principles, to using landscaping that preserves water, to installing energy-efficient fixtures. The resort strives to make positive contributions to the surrounding environment and the Napa Valley, including the Bee Well program, which provides hives for more than 100,000 honeybees
Probably the world’s first “eco” resort, the Ranch practices sustainable organic gardening and resource conservation, and leads the way in environmental protection and education efforts in the region. The resort’s own Rancho Tres Estrellas grows and raises the healthy fare guests dine on daily.
The Preserve was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and is known not only for its luxury lodging in its spectacular location but its excellent cuisine almost entirely sourced from the property.
Set in the forests of Alsace, La Clairière Bio Hotel & Spa is in complete harmony with its sylvan surroundings. The environment boosts your energy levels, helps recharge your batteries and inspires you to adopt a healthier lifestyle. La Clairière espouses an approach of overall well-being, achieved through a combination of holistic treatments, energising, organic cuisine, and the aura of an exceptionally beautiful natural environment.
With environmental programs that focus on trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship, Lied Lodge & Conference Center was designed to serve as a resource for the Arbor Day Foundation members, and other conservation oriented organizations.
Sleeping Lady was home to first Civilian Conservation Corps in the USA and it maintains its commitment to the Earth with sustainable practices, eco friendly construction, an organic garden, and more. The spa also takes a green approach, making thoughtful choices to create a meaningful connection between spa guests and the natural environment.
Chena is home to the Aurora Ice Museum, a marvel of renewable energy engineering, operational year-round using the geothermal energy that heats and powers the Resort. Chena is also home to Chena Fresh, its locally owned produce operation. It is the farthest north greenhouse in the United States.
The Fairmont Chicago has adopted earth-friendly housekeeping practices, participates in an Energy Conservation and Recycling Programs, composts food waste, offers organic food to guests, conserves water, and uses xeriscaped and native plant gardens.
The Houstonian has adopted earth-friendly housekeeping practices, participates in energy conservation and recycling programs, composts food waste and conserves water, donates to conservation non-profits, and uses xeriscaped and native plant gardens, and uses a fresh-air exchange system.
The Hotel Valley Ho participates in the Clean the World program. It has adopted earth-friendly housekeeping practices, participates in recycling programs,
offers organic food, uses only non-toxic earth friendly cleaning agents, and conserves water