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Case Study - Natural Body Spa and Shoppe


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2009 Mayor's Environmental Excellence Award Winner:
Outstanding Achievement by a Small Business

Natural Body Spa & Shoppe–West End and all Natural Body shops in the District metro area, have implemented the following environmental practices:

  • Compact fluorescent bulbs used throughout space
  • Low VOC paint and carpeting
  • Water efficient laundry machines
  • ENERGY STAR appliances (Arlington refrigerator is not but was purchased used)
  • Recycling in spa and encouraged at home
  • Programmable thermostats (except RTU2 in Potomac)
  • Power and water are sub metered (except water in Arlington)
  • Long term leases of 10+ years
  • Earth-friendly cleaning products used
  • Within walking distance of Metro /Public transportation (except Ashburn)
  • No plastic bags used, all paper bags are made with recycled paper and soy inks
  • Spa menus and business cards printed on recycled paper with soy ink
  • We use recycled printer paper and purchase the greenest offered for all other office supplies.
  • New t-shirts and canvas bags made from organic cotton.
  • The majority of products used and sold in the spa are all-natural or organic.
  • Encourage staff to be active in the community through DC Cares and other organizations.
  • Make monthly donations to local organizations with gift certificates and products.
  • Provide free spa services at non-profit events.


Bart Yablonsky and Leslie Henderson

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