GSN Planet Announces the 2023 Sustainability Awards

GSN Planet recently announced its 2023 Sustainability Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements and innovations in sustainability within the wellness sector. These awards offer a unique platform for participants to showcase their environmental and social efforts with confidence and authenticity while fostering networking across various industries to promote sustainable solutions. 

The awards will be presented in three categories: 

Sustainable Spa/Wellness Facility—The Michael Stusser Award 

This award recognizes a spa property or wellness facility that fully incorporates sustainability in its business strategy and management processes, spa facility, resource management practices, procurement, programming and treatments, staff, and community engagement practices. 

Sustainable Innovator—The Tara Grodjesk Award 

This award recognizes a product company, equipment supplier, distributor, or individual who fully incorporates sustainability in their purpose and management processes, operational practices, raw materials sourcing, packaging, and employee and community impact, with special attention to innovation. 

Sustainable Newcomer—The Tracie Wertz Award 

This award recognizes a spa property, product company, equipment supplier, distributor, or individual who recently embarked on a sustainability journey; has an exceptional attitude toward environmental conservation and social upliftment; and achieved significant sustainability goals in a relatively short period and/or with a restricted budget, or made a significant contribution in a specific sustainability field. 

An independent judging panel, comprised of experts in the sustainability, spa, and wellness industries, will evaluate and award companies and individuals that are leading the way in social and environmental responsibility. GSN Planet aims to discover, recognize, and celebrate significant accomplishments in regeneration and sustainability within the wellness industry. 

Entries will be accepted through August 31, 2023. Three finalists per category will be announced on September 30, 2023.  The ultimate winner in each category will be chosen by community voting October 1–20, 2023. The winners will be announced, and the awards ceremony will take place at the GSN 2023 Buyers Conference, which will be held on October 22–25 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. 

"We are excited to recognize and honor the outstanding sustainability achievements of the wellness industry," says Maggy Dunphy, board president of GSN Planet. "Through these awards, we hope to inspire others to embrace sustainable practices and make a positive impact on our planet and communities." 

To learn more about the Sustainability Awards or to enter a submission, visit Sustainability Awards on the GSN website. 


About GSNPlanet  

GSNPlanet 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 well-being, 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.  


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