Club Green

Avila  Bay Athletic Club & Spa is committed to continually evaluating all aspects of its operations in order to become a more earth friendly business.

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Here are some of the ways we are making a difference:

Compost café scraps and landscape waste

No plastic bags or Styrofoam

More recycling than trash

Converted to motion sensors in many areas

New pool covers to save energy in heating

Green certified janitorial supplies

Organic sunscreen for retail sale

Re-use of office paper (two sides)

Computers are turned off at night

Ozone systems on our pools reduce chemicals

Biodegradable to-go containers, silverware, and straws

Organic, fresh juice made in the café

Energy efficient lighting – almost whole club converted (including LED tennis court lights)

Electronic newsletter

Online billing

Eliminated plastic bottled water given out at spa – reusable cups instead

Dasani bottled water sold – partially biodegradable containers

Reusable coffee thermoses sold at cost to promote usage

Artificial lawn at the Kids’ Club

Fair trade coffee served

Stainless steel water thermoses sold to promote less use of plastic bottles, with water bottle filling station

Bring your own towel incentive program

Low-flow showers and toilets

Automatic soap, paper towel, and water dispensers

Skylights in many areas

Tennis ball recycling

Book library for all to share and contribute to

Low or no-VOC paint

On-site electrical vehicle charging stations

Talley Farms drop-off site – encourages buying locally grown, and no-pesticides

Order locally as much as possible

Supporter of ECOSLO beach clean-ups

Participated in PG&E’s Climate Smart program – to reduce carbon footprint impact

Supportive of flexible work schedules for employees – including time to exercise

Greatly reduced fee for employee onsite childcare

Conference room meeting space used by neighbors

Red Cross emergency center site

On-site bicycle storage for members

Drop off site for eyeglass donations

Sponsor for MS Society, Amer Heart Assn, Girls Going Greater, I-Care International, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, 

Thousands of dollars worth of services donated to hundreds of local organizations

Hosted Solstice Green Directory Mixer

Created “Green Shoppers’ Show” to promote local green businesses

Hosted SLO Chamber Mixer

Sponsor Cancer Well-fit program – Free small group training and use of club for current cancer patients

Spoke as a green business leader at Sea Change’s energy saving forum in SLO County

Voted as San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Green Business Award Winner

USGBC Central Coast Chapter Green Award Winner 2011

 


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