OUR MISSION:

To promote the fundamental connections between personal well-being, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet.

 

GSNPlanet is a nonprofit trade association that provides education, resources and gatherings for the spa and wellness industry. By creating a vital community and inspiring spa and wellness companies to take action, we are creating a more sustainable future with its members. GSN believes the spa and wellness industry has a unique opportunity to make a substantial positive impact by adapting practices that support the environmental and human resources necessary to provide its services, products, and experiences. Our work goes beyond the direct impact we can make as an industry – we are also ambassadors for a vital planet and vital people to the millions of spa visitors we come into contact with every day.

The mission of GSNPlanet is to promote the fundamental connections between personal well-being, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet.

GSN supports a community of individuals and organizations who take action to adopt practices that support a triple bottom line that is financially viable, socially responsible and ecologically regenerative. Our existence allows for our network to enhance human awakening to support ecological balance and create economic vitality. We believe that our actions create a ripple effect throughout our communities, and we can create a positive impact by building a community of engaged and aware members.

GSNPlanet is the only organization functioning as dedicated advocates for health and wellness for the planet and its inhabitants. We seek to be the authoritative curator of sustainability content and “know-how” to promote green business and healthy lifestyles.  Wellness businesses must take a long term approach to heralding the environment as a source for health, and to protect communities and ecosystems as part of their stakeholders.

We believe in fostering relationships between leading sustainability experts and wellness industry professionals to share experience, knowledge, and practices in order to create tangible innovations and programs for individual and collective well-being. 

Is sustainability about life or lifestyle? The sustainability movement is at a crossroads in defining the path that will be taken towards either a life-sustaining course of action or a life-depleting route, and thus we find ourselves square at the center of the wellness movement. The future of wellness may be when human beings are able to reconnect with the awareness that we are part of one cycle of life, finding resonance among each other, and understanding that the well being we seek can be found in being well with each other.

GSN approaches sustainability in a broad manner with the intention to encourage increased awareness and actions in response to the global imperative for earth-friendly living.

What Sustainability Means to Us

Sustainability is the conscious and proactive use of methods that meet the needs of the present while positively contributing to the regenerative ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  

GSNPlanet recognizes that sustained health for human beings is intricately tied to a healthy and thriving ecosystem. Therefore, we approach sustainability in a broad manner with the intention to encourage increased awareness and actions in response to the global imperative for earth friendly living. Our goal is to encourage actionable and scalable decisions that positively impact people and planet towards regenerating, rather than sustaining, wellbeing. 

We recognize that consciously and continuously managing our social and environmental relationships is key to success. We support and encourage any action that results in a positive impact on long-term vitality.

In the spirit of positive reinforcement, we support continual improvement through applying existing and emerging developments in sustainable principles, practices, and technologies.  We recognize that striving to adopt best practices may require intermediary solutions as necessary steps on the path to a sustainable future. We support transparency by focusing on efforts that are reliable, replicable, and provide measurable outcomes.

We recognize that spas provide an important link between the social and environmental efforts of sustainability. The spa industry’s focus on personal wellbeing supports lasting vitality for people and the planet and believe that personal awakening is key to inspiring actions that support a sustainable future.

We offer our members the opportunity to align with our values and declare their personal commitment by signing our pledge.

Our Pledge

GSNPlanet and our members are committed to promoting the vital connections between personal well-being, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet. We recognize that consciously and continuously managing our environmental and social relationships is key to our success.

We understand that greening principles, products and technologies are continually evolving. We intend to respond to these developments and apply “best practices” that have a positive impact on our employees, customers and our local and global community.

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