Updated: Nov 3, 2021
This week is a bit different for me. Instead of working from home and seeing my lovely clients, I am attending a Sustainability Festival at Edge Hill University with my Tropic Skincare hat on. I can take massage bookings again from Monday 8th November.
This week I am learning about climate change and what small community groups and businesses are doing to become more sustainable. This is very topical with Cop 26 (the United Nations Climate Conference) happening in Glasgow. World leaders from around 120 countries are attending with the aim of committing to measures to secure global net zero emissions by 2050.
I thought you might like to know the measures I take at Forest Glade to help the environment. I have a Sustainability Plan which you can read if you like! It can be found here.
I believe we should all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint, and have tried to keep sustainability at the heart of how I run my business. To reduce waste, I have reusable cotton pads and face cloths for facial cleanses. I chose my products carefully, and use mainly Tropic and Made for Life products in my treatments. These two companies are both UK based and provide freshly made natural products. Made for Life use glass bottles and jars which are recycled at the Supermarket. Tropic is a certified carbon neutral company, and it's products are recyclable and refillable.
The towels I use are bamboo and can be composted at the end of their natural life. The bamboo is organically grown without extra water. This is more environmentally friendly than using cotton towels, and they're lovely and soft as well!
Earlier this year we had solar panels fitted, which powers our electricity, including the hot stones heater, towel heater, massage table cover and washing machine.
These are just some of the steps I have taken to keep my business sustainable.
Have you ideas for other things I can do? Let me know in the comments!