Living A Green Lifestyle

November 16th, 2008

Reduce. Recycle. Reuse Living a green lifestyle.

“Living green” is a notion that benefits every lifestyle. Now, more than ever, being environmentally conscious is rapidly developing from a trend to a way of life. With gas prices sky rocketing and natural resources dwindling before our eyes, we can easily make small changes to limit our impact on the earth.

Joanna Vargas Salon, Skin Care Sanctuary shares with you some quick and simple suggestions that can act as a checklist and starting point on the road to reducing your carbon footprint and beginning your path to green living. And it does not matter whether your business is a spa or some other enterprise, with some small but beneficial adjustments, these tips can be easily integrated into your everyday life and that of your business.


Switch to energy efficient light bulbs and appliances, such as those certified by Energy Star. They use up to seventy five percent less energy and last a great deal longer than conventional alternatives. We use power strips here at our day spa in New York City as a convenient way to collectively plug in our electronics and shut them off when they are not in use. While this may seem like an easily forgettable step, it is important to consider that electronics contribute to between five to twenty percent of your monthly power bill while on standby.


Save plastic wrap, bubble wrap, boxes and any other commonly reusable materials. Urge your office or apartment building to recycle if it does not already. Also, think before you print your emails and faxes. Here at our skincare salon we think, do we really need a hard copy? And if we do, can we use that piece of paper to print double-sided on it.


Organic canvas and cotton bags are an environmentally conscious and stylish alternative to plastic shopping bags. Joanna Vargas Spa uses bags that are made from recycle materials. You at home or the office can reinvent vintage clothing and furnishings. An old wood chair in good condition but covered with old or ugly fabric found at a thrift store can easily be cleaned and recovered. A fabulous vintage coat can easily be altered, leaving you with a one of a kind treasure that now fits to your specifications.

Reduce, recycle, and reuse. There is no better time to start than now!

Joanna Vargas Skin Care Salon in New York City is dedicated to improving our relationship with the environment and the people that live in it. That is why we strive to strengthen our green life style by only using organic skin care products and noninvasive techniques. Please if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment call us at 212.949.2350 or email us at And when you shop on our online store use this code uar296US!+cS for 10% off during check out.