St Julien Hotel & Spa, in downtown Boulder, Colorado, says it has reached 70 percent of its goal of becoming a “zero waste property.” In other words, less than a third of all waste produced by the hotel goes to landfills instead of being recycled, re-used or composed.

St Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, Colorado, USAThe Spa at St Julien received the 2011 Spa Finders Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Environmental Practices.” That honor was shared among 10 international awardees—chosen from more than 80,000 spas worldwide—for their commitment to eco-friendly and sustainable practices.