Kicking it Green in Dallas-Fort Worth: Green Lotus Spa
Those Halcyon days of summer are upon us again. All this week, we're counting down some of the ways to kick it green this summer. These are green businesses and attraction in Dallas that can keep you or (where appropriate) the family entertained all while respecting the environment. It's green and it's fun. Leave your suggestions in comments or on facebook.
Clients at Green Lotus Spa can rest easy at this eco-friendly spa while skilled staff members pamper them with massage oils and products that are 100 percent organic and natural. To top it off, for every service booked Green Lotus Spa plants a tree in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Green Lotus claims it has the smallest carbon footprint of any spa in Dallas – easy to believe since as a green business it generates electricity via wind power using a windmill attached to the building (which is made of natural and organic products as well).
Spa owners shudder at the sight of paper unless it’s one of their biodegradable business cards made of seeds. Everything – from records to receipts – is digital. As if all of that wasn't enough, they've made sure that clients who happen to drive electric cars can plug into chargers in the parking lot. Another spa worth mentioning is Spa Habitat, a spa that also uses and sells only organic products and textiles…down to the bath robes. The spa supports Fair Trade practices, uses 100 percent wind power in two locations, plants trees and more. If you're talking about kicking it green, a day at either of these spas can serve to entertain you and give back to the environment.
Green Lotus Spa
4447 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75205
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