Welcome to our first “studio spotlight” post! Recently, we asked studio owners around the world how they make their studios more eco-friendly. One of the responses we received was from the owner of Heaven Meets Earth, Lisa Faremouth Weber.
Opened five years ago in Evanston, Illinois, Lisa’s vision for Heaven Meets Earth was to have an easily accessible studio for both kids and adults. She discovered a great spot in a residential part of town that was ideal for students to walk or bike to class. She also had the vision of creating an eco-friendly studio and chose to use all sustainable building materials for the construction, despite the higher costs. The studio has bamboo floors and low-to-no VOC paint. Water is available for students to fill their reusable water bottles and all paper products are made from recycled paper. Currently, Heaven Meets Earth is partnering with other businesses in Evanston to replace the older exit signs with LED signs.
The entire staff of the studio makes a conscious effort to turn off lights, whenever possible. They are also educated in eco-friendly practices, such as veganism, and share this knowledge with the community. Heaven Meets Earth has an Eco-Boutique that offers a wide array of products and uses email technology for receipts, rather than waste paper. As Lisa puts it, “Together we are creating community and setting an example of ways to care for the Earth and each other.”
We’re so inspired by the eco-efforts of studios around the world. We love to hear from studios and students, so feel free to send us an email about how your studio inspires you! Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 17, 2010