Earth Day: IO Acts of Kindness
Happy Earth Day, Mother Earth!
Annually April 22 marks the date of what many call the birth of the environmental movement in 1970: Earth Day. Founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day gives us the chance to celebrate the power of millions of individual actions – to preserve the Earth’s natural resources.
At our San Francisco spa, we’ve been on the bandwagon since the beginning. Here are a few earth-friendly practices that we commit to – day in and day out:
Our floors: reclaimed Brazilian cherry wood
Look down. Our floors are more than just supportive. They are also reclaimed Brazilian cherry wood. We’ve reduced and re-used. Now for recycling…
Use of recycled, non-bleached paper towels
Spas are infamous for their excessive laundry bills and water consumption. To cut down on our water consumption, we stock recycled non-bleached paper towels in the spa to encourage clients to use fewer towels and save water.
Refillable dispensers in the showers
Gone are the days of 1-use plastic bottles. We’ve installed refillable shampoo, conditioner and soap dispensers to minimize our footprint.
Commitment to water saving devices
Waste not, want not. Our low-flush toilets use only what’s necessary!
Green and proud: Green Yoga Certification
Our yoga studio holds a Green Yoga Certification. We conserve energy by leveraging the power of the sun streaming through our large windows and use eco-friendly yoga props.
Zero-waste yoga mats
Not all yoga mats are created equal. We sell and use Manduka PROlite® yoga mats. High performing and pleasing to the eye, the eco-friendly mats are produced in a zero-emissions facility.
Retailer of eco-friendly and recycled products
We love beautiful things. But we love it even more when they are made intelligently. This season our SHOP at IO features one-of-a-kind, fair trade and handmade throws made of recycled saris as well as alo, yoga apparel made from eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and certified organic cotton.
What will you be doing to celebrate Earth Day?
Happy Day Mother Earth,