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Is Going Green Just a Feel-Good Choice?

Candice Gaukel Andrews by Candice Gaukel Andrews | November 18th, 2010 | 5 Comments
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Sandhill cranes

Buying a kayak qualifies as a “big purchase” for my family, and my husband and I recently took that huge step. Although we’ve had a canoe for a long time, this is our first acquisition of this type of silent-sports, aquatic craft.

Indulge Yourself (and the Earth) at a “Green” Spa

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | March 5th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living, Health & Wellness | tags: Anjou Day Spa, Chill Spa, eco spa, Eminence organic skin care, environmentally-friendly spas, green spa, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED certification, Moss Wellness Spa, organic cotton, spa services, spa treatments

Woman at an Eco-Friendly Spa

If you’ve had the good fortune to pamper yourself at a fancy spa, you know how fabulous it feels to be steamed, sprayed, scrubbed, stroked and soothed. Chances are you may have been too distracted to notice the large volumes of water used, or to tally up the number of chalk-white robes and towels that must be laundered and bleached every day. But over-the-top indulgence doesn’t have to mean being environmentally profligate.