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Composting made easy

By Édith Smeesters Biologist Gives lectures & training classes on composting & organic horticulture In the fall and especially after the first frost, it’s time to make a real big compost pile! It is also time to collect lots of fallen leaves that you will need all year round to balance the Nitrogen (and odors) [...]

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Tonight: Voyage in the Heart of Humankind

If you are in Montreal tonight, you might not want to miss this expo-conference of Helene Tremblay, author & photograph. After sharing the daily lives of families in more than 116 countries to introduce Humanity to Humanity, Hélène Tremblay invites you for a voyage out of the ordinary. Tonight, Tuesday November 16th Exhibition from 5 [...]

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2010-08 Organic Spa Magazine

In the Green Travel Guide of Organic Spa Magazine

Spa Eastman is proud to be one of the 20 spas around the world to be featured in Organic Spa Magazine’s Green Travel Guide! Here is an extract from Irvina Lew’s article: « Spa Eastman, a 315-acre “country village estate” is located about 90 minutes from Montreal in Canada’s idyllic Eastern Townships.  (…)  From the onset, [...]

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Spa Finder' Top 10  2009

Named among World's Top-10 Spas for Best Environmental Practices

SpaFinder Inc, the global spa resource, has announced that Spa Eastman has been named among the top-10 best spas in the world for “Best Environmental Practices” in its seventh-annual SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards. Based on votes submitted by readers of SpaFinder publications, including, the awards represent the most comprehensive consumer assessment of the global [...]

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No more of those plastic bags!

OK. We hear it over and over now: plastic bags are pretty bad on our footprint. It requires water, energy & usually end up floating around the planet, or too often in turtles bellies. Here’s one of the prettiest way to carry a reusable bag with you all the time. This video shows how to turn a furoshiki (simple square [...]

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Spa Eastman_ Health and Wellness Retreat

« North America’s Greenest Spa? »

Isn’t it great? « North America’s Greenest Spa »: this is how the blog Traveling The Green Way titled its article on Spa Eastman. Here’s an extract from this article: « Recently, the spa won Eastern Townships’ Final of the Grands Prix du tourisme in “Sustainable Tourism” category. The spa has been a sustainable tourism forerunner [...]

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Spa Eastman: Greener than ever!

Boy! Am I proud of “my” Spa Eastman these days! They received not one, not two, but three major recognitions for their “green” actions and environmental conciousness! Read about these prices here…

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Saturday March 29: it's Earth Hour!

Tonight, Saturday March 29, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, some 25 big cities around the world will celebrate “Earth Hour” by turning off the lights. Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, but also Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco… (just to name a few!), will do it! I’m getting ready for a fondue by candlelight and a [...]

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Eat organic, buy local, avoid GMO… whew!

I’m doing my best to eat healthy food. I have read “Enter The Zone”, ”Foods That Fight Cancer” and Renée Frappier’s books. I know what I should eat. But when I’m standing in front of the food market stalls, trying to buy smart (consume differently!), I sometimes get confused…

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