Question of the Month

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Dec 13, 2012

Mind-Body-Spirit News

As awareness of the importance of sustainability measures increases worldwide, are you or your facility making efforts to adopt “green” practices and/or to meet standards such as the International Environmental Management System Standard or organic certification? For example, are you using equipment made from environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo blocks or recyclable mats for yoga programs or encouraging use of refillable stainless steel water bottles? Please tell us your efforts that highlight sustainability and how it has impacted your business.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at