Recognizing innovation and leadership in sustainability since 2012
Please join GSN in acknowledging those colleagues and companies in our industry who have generously invested in pursuing progress towards a sustainable future and achieved outstanding accomplishments through their leadership, innovation and dedication. View past recipients here.
The 2016 GSN Sustainability Award Winners
In collaboration with American Spa Magazine, GSN is proud to host its 5th Annual Sustainability Awards and announce the 2016 Sustainability Award Recipients. The GSN Sustainability Awards program is designed to support innovation and recognize outstanding accomplishments in building a sustainable future. Going beyond a peer voting model, our program is enhanced by the panel of industry experts who carefully review the nominees in depth and select the winners as an independent judging body. It is our aim to discover, recognize and celebrate significant accomplishments in sustainability through rigorous search and evaluation.
Please join us in celebrating the 2016 GSN Sustainability Award Recipients who were announced at the Awards Banquet during the 9th Annual GSN Congress on September 27th.
GSN Visionary Award – Robert Redford
The GSN Visionary Award recognizes an individual who embodies sustainable values and has achieved a history of positive leadership and vision in pursuing progress towards a sustainable future. This award is selected by majority vote of the GSN Board of Directors.
Culinary Excellence – Meadowood Napa Valley
The Culinary Excellence Award recognizes a spa or wellness business that provides sustainable and healthy cuisine. Areas of evaluation may include: ingredients, award winning product, nutritional excellence, consumer education, operational sustainability.
Green Building Award – Allison Inn
The Green Building Award recognizes a property or company that has applied sustainable values to their facility within the areas of certification, materials, energy efficiency, innovative or groundbreaking techniques, or esthetic elegance.
Sustainable Skin Care Award – Shankara
Sustainable Skin Care Company of the Year recognizes a product or company that is highly sustainable in its purpose, materials sourcing, packaging, and marketing or represents a groundbreaking innovation related to sustainability.
Sustainable Spa Award, Day Spa – Naturopathica Chelsea
The Sustainable Spa of the Year is awarded to a day spa exemplifying a core commitment to sustainability at all levels of their concept and operation. Areas of evaluation may include: programming or services, inspiration of staff and guests, marketing, outreach, or operational sustainability.
Sustainable Spa Award, Multi-Location Spa – Natural Body Spa & Shop
The Sustainable Spa of the Year for Destination/Resort Spa is awarded to a resort or destination spa exemplifying a core commitment to sustainability at all levels of their concept and operation. Areas of evaluation may include: programming or services, inspiration of staff and guests, marketing, outreach, or operational sustainability.
Sustainable Spa Award, Resort/Destination Spa – Mohonk Mountain House
The Sustainable Spa of the Year for Multi-Location Brand is awarded to a spa brand exemplifying a core commitment to sustainability at all levels of their concept and operation, across all outposts of the brand. Areas of evaluation may include: programming or services, inspiration of staff and guests, marketing, outreach, or operational sustainability.
Sustainable Retailer Award – Pharmaca
A new Award for 2016, the Sustainable Retailer Award celebrates success in building market value for the retailing of sustainable products.
Tara Grodjesk Dedicated Contributor Award
Recognizing those dedicated volunteers who tirelessly contribute to the growth and success of the Green Spa Network. The Award is named in honor of GSN Emeritus and Founding Board Member, Tara Grodjesk.
- Bill Barczy
- Jim Chenevey
- Cici Coffee
- Kelley Filbin
- Rihanna Riego
Nominations may be submitted for any individual, company or product related to the spa, health and wellness industry, including the nominees business.
- The GSN Sustainability Awards are judged by an independent committee of industry professionals.
- If, in the judgment of the Awards Committee, no candidates meet the eligibility requirements, an award may not be given.
- The Awards Committee reserves the right to present a nominee with an award other than the one for which the nomination was submitted.
- Nominations of candidates not selected for awards may be resubmitted in a subsequent year for consideration.
- Each final nominee, selected in accordance with these procedures, will be requested to provide additional biographical information and must indicate their willingness to accept the award at the September 27th banquet.