I am thrilled! Yesterday I was notified that Herban Lifestyle has been approved as a member of Green America‘s Green Business Network. I have been a huge fan of Green America (formerly Co-op America) for over a decade, and am honored to be amongst the ranks of truly green businesses that have gone through Green America’s rigorous screening process. Among other things, I now get to display the Green America Seal of Approval.
Businesses displaying the Green America Seal of Approval have successfully completed Green America’s screening process and have been approved to be listed as a socially and environmentally responsible business in the National Green Pages™ directory. I am excited to be listed in the Green Pages alongside one of my favorite DC-area Green Business Network businesses, Holeco Wellness MediSpa, which also happens to be an Herban Lifestyle customer (you can purchase Herban Lifestyle products there).
Businesses bearing this seal operate in ways that support workers, communities, and protect the environment, honoring the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.
Last Sunday, I attended the DC Green Festival, a huge marketplace of products and ideas focusing on finding solutions to help make our lives healthier—socially, economically and environmentally. It was a smorgasbord of cool eco-friendly products, interesting speakers, yummy food, and lots of ideas on sustainable practices for your home and business.
While there, I met Steve Ma, founder of LiveGreen, a membership organization providing support to green businesses and discounts on everyday green products and services for consumers. Steve introduced me to Honi Borden, owner of Holeco™ Wellness Medi Spa in Falls Church, VA. We hit it off right away with our common love of beauty, fashion and all things organic and natural.
Holeco is a very special kind of day spa. It is the first organic Medi Spa in the US to be recognized by Co-op America as a socially responsible GREEN company and every product in Honi’s setting has been extensively researched and only those that are not harmful to people’s health or environment are chosen.
So, I was extremely honored when Honi chose to offer the Herban Lifestyle product line in her spa. She selects products based on several criteria, including ingredients that are of the highest quality, with no chemicals, preservatives or petroleum-based constuencies, and packaging that is earth-friendly. She also gives high priority to women-owned businesses.