We have established relationships with the following organizations that provide certifications and causes that we happily support.
LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) describes an estimated $290 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. Approximately 13-19% percent of the adults in the U.S. are currently considered LOHAS Consumers who are interested in products and services in line with personal values and not price.
Green Spa Network is a community of spas and resource partners made up of nearly 100 influential spa locations – including such properties as Rancho La Puerta, The Spa at Sundance, Auberge du Soleil, the Spa at Pebble Beach, Natural Body Day Spas and Glen Ivy Hot Springs. The association is a natural partner to the LOHAS consumer, who seeks authentic, life-enriching experiences, with an expectation of social and environmental responsibility.
Fair Trade USA is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. They seek to inspire the rise of the Conscious Consumer and eliminate exploitation. Instead of creating dependency on aid, they use a market-based approach that gives farmers fair prices, workers safe conditions, and entire communities resources for fair, healthy and sustainable lives. They enable consumers to make a difference with their dollars.
1% for the Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world. It’s about realizing the positive effects of connecting businesses, consumers and nonprofits through philanthropy. And it’s about understanding that the true cost of doing business can be mitigated by a simple pledge to the planet.
Global Greengrants Fund is a public charity that seeds environmental action through small grants. They support change from the ground up by channeling donations to local projects and grassroots campaigns for justice, primarily in the developing world and emerging economies. Their strategy is to support local leaders—primarily outside the United States and Western Europe—in fighting these injustices and provide seed funding for grassroots action on the front lines of social change.