GSN Accepting Nominations for Sustainability Awards

GSNPlanet (GSN) is currently accepting nominations for their 2019 Sustainability Awards. These awards recognize the innovations and outstanding accomplishments related to transformation in the field of sustainability within the wellness industry. An independent judging panel, made up of experts in the sustainability, spa, and wellness industries, evaluates and awards companies and an individual that/who are leading the way in social and environmental responsibility.

The 2019 Transformation in Sustainability Award will be given to companies and an individual that/who utilize sustainable practices that are healthy for people and planet, save or preserve natural resources, utilize sustainable materials, and/or implement innovative and groundbreaking techniques, services, or programming.

A total of three awards will be given for the most innovative idea, program, or action in sustainability in three categories; Spa, Brand, and Individual. Award participants may submit their nominations between the dates of October 31-December 31, 2019. An entry fee of $25 will be required.

Nominations for the Transformation in Sustainability Award can be submitted online from now through December 31 at

Judges for the Sustainability Awards include GSN Foundation Board Members, including:

  • Tara Grodjesk, President and Owner of TARA Spa Therapy + GSN Emeritus Board Member
  • Jim Chenevey, CEO of Living Earth Crafts + GSN Emeritus Board Member
  • Rianna Riego, Founder of Rianna Riego, LLC
  • Mary Tabacchi, PhD, Professor at Cornell University + Global Wellness Summit Board Member
  • Neal Herman, President and Chief Operations Officer of Las Catalinas
  • Bonnie Baker, Co-founder of Satteva Spa and Wellness Concepts + GSN Board President
  • Jessica Gilden, GSN Business Manager

The Awards ceremony will take place during GSN’s 2020 Congress at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Winners will be announced during the awards dinner on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and will walk the green carpet to receive a commemorative piece of art. To learn more about GSN Congress, visit

About GSN Congress:
GSN Congress is the event that changed the definition and expectation of a spa conference. For over 10 years, Congress has been bringing spa, wellness, and sustainability professionals together from across the industry and around the world to talk about work, business and the future, while creating a positive vision for themselves, both professionally and personally. Each event has pursued innovation within the spa and wellness industry, covering leadership, sustainability, wellness, collaboration, and experience.

About GSN:
GSN is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association serving the spa industry in support of action for a sustainable future. Their mission is to promote the vital connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet. Through networking, education, and best practices developed with a membership of the nation’s most innovative green spas, GSN is a resource for vital people building a vital planet.

Media Contact:
Joanna Roche
Executive Director


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