California Fitness Green
California Fitness cares for your wellbeing, as well as the environment that we all live in. Our mission is to help people live better through fitness and equally important for us is to actively undertake our responsibilities in keeping the planet green, fit and healthy.
California Fitness has been escalating its green efforts through a variety of activities with the intention to make workouts (over 800,000 in Asia each month) at its clubs greener and more environmentally friendly.
Our Green Goals
- Encourage wise and efficient use of energy and resources
- Properly dispose of recyclable wastes to help save landfill space while conserving natural resources
- Promote environmental awareness at all levels, from our four corporate offices, 22 clubs and entire staff, to all of our 175,000 members throughout Asia
Our Green Efforts
- Business Waste Reduction Program
We are encouraging our clubs to reduce the amount of waste produced by collecting used plastic bottles and paper for recycling.
Since the Business Waste Reduction Program was launched in May 2008, more than 5,000kg of used plastic bottles and over 2,600kg of paper were collected from the 10 California Fitness clubs in Hong Kong for recycling. Through an eco-reward scheme, we donated the funds generated by this program to the World Wide Fund For Nature in Hong Kong for their various green campaigns.
- Climate Friendly in Hong Kong and Mainland China
- The Environmental Quality Foundation Protection in Taiwan
|2. Carbon Offset Schemes
Last year, we partnered with several environmental protection organizations in the markets we operate to donate the funds received from towel rentals to carbon offset schemes. These organizations included:
For example, with the help of Climate Friendly in Hong Kong, we offset a total of 40 tons of carbon dioxide through the Gudhepanchgani Wind Farm in India in 2009.
|3. Best Use of Earth Resources
We are promoting a more conscientious use of towels at our clubs across Asia with a firmer enforcement of policies relating to the use of towels.
Also at our clubs, we refrained from the use of paper cups at water coolers as a way to encourage our members to use reusable water bottles during workouts. Meanwhile, we are closely monitoring the use of electricity, air conditioning and gas at clubs to avoid any unnecessary waste of the Earth's precious resources.
We are proud to see the immense support from our members and staff, and will continue to enhance our effort to encourage greener workouts, for your fitness and the fitness of planet.
And more to come!
As a responsible corporate citizen, all our California Fitness Green green initiatives are a way to demonstrate our care for the various environmental concerns that we are faced with today. Moving forward, we are committed to continuing our efforts to explore new opportunities and enhance our contribution to the pursuit of environmental protection, as we strive for a greener planet.