Sustainable Quality Award Winners
Presented in alphabetical order. Click on a letter below for a listing of winners.
Excellence in Stewardship of the Environment, 2015
The Alchemie Spa is a local, organic neighborhood spa located on Main Street. Their eco-friendly and modern sanctuary for beauty rituals and healing incorporates recycled, renewable, and sustainable materials. They set themselves apart with walls made of sustainable cork, sea grass, recycled wood, and coconut fiber. Alchemie has their own internal Sustainability Awards employee incentive program rewarding individuals that support their mission by displaying significant effort to tread lightly on the earth.
Excellence in Stewardship of the Natural Environment, 2013; Sustainable Quality Award, 2006
The Ambrose offers a touch of holistic hospitality by blending upscale tranquility with affordable luxury and low impact hotel practices. They provide non-toxic guest rooms, sustainable cuisine and bike rentals; for employees they provide bike storage and showers, preferred parking for hybrid vehicles and complementary bus passes. The Ambrose uses a preferred list of vendors that comply with their sustainable business policies. Among various achievements, they were the first US hotel to receive LEED for Existing Buildings Silver Certification.
Sustainable Quality Award, 2004
The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is led by volunteers. Provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. To make the connection between human health and the health of the environment, it recently participated in the City of Santa Monica’s thermometer exchange program, which replaced over 250 mercury thermometers with non-mercury alternatives and it takes part in several material exchange programs. In addition, its staff uses electric vehicles for local errands, it offers several community classes at discounted rates and utilizes volunteers from a multitude of community groups.
Arbor View Rehabilitation Center
Great Start Award, 2004
Arbor View Rehabilitation and Wellness Center officially opened their doors to residents on March 1st 2004 and have already integrated several sustainable actions into their workplace. Their Wellness Program integrates environmental issues such as organic cooking, recycling and the use of less toxic chemicals.