Community & Contribution iconEmbracing a healthy environment leads to a hearty and balanced self — but what are the important components of sustainability? Emissions? Renewable energy? Health education? For Greater Palm Springs, the answer is all of the above — and more. Our oasis has much to offer in terms of wellness tourism, with plenty of opportunities for fitness and outdoor attractions and an abundance of wellness practitioners. And by visiting one of our many sustainable establishments, you’re committing yourself to doing your part for the environment.

Under the direction of Director of Agronomy Jonas Conlan, Indian Wells Golf Resort has taken great strides to reduce the amount of water they use by, among other practices, replacing turf grass with landscaping that uses less irrigation. They also began a Desert Recreation District program, which offers 5k runs (or walks) to enlighten residents and visitors about their efforts concerning the environment.

There are also a number of high-end resorts incorporating innovative sustainable practices thanks to Premier Scapes, a landscape corporation working to reduce greenhouse gases caused by commercial fertilizers, reducing environmental plant stress, lessening the use of pesticides, and overall creating a space that’s safer for humans, wildlife, and the environment. These resorts include The Doubletree; Homewood Suites in La Quinta; The Miramonte Resort; the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa; the Renaissance Palm Springs; The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage; and The Riviera.

Sustain Yourself
Not only was Two Bunch Palms in Desert Hot Springs one of the country’s first sustainable resorts, its Yoga Dome provides an ideal setting to rejuvenate and “sustain” yourself through the power of breath and energy control.