Green Biz Sustainability Park Ridge

HollyCongratulations to our 2019 Green Business Recipient, Ash & Willow Eco Salon & Beauty Apothecary / Holly Santelli!

Holly Santelli, owner of Ash & Willow Eco Salon and Beauty Apothecary, not only tries to make her salon sustainable, but has also made it a core value – considering both environmental and social impacts with every decision she makes. Eco-friendly practices are what sets her salon apart. Ash & Willow is certified sustainable Green Circle Salon - a program that helps them recycle up to 95% of the salon waste including hair, color tubes, foil, aerosol cans, and virtually anything used in the salon. In 2018, Ash & Willow recycled 615 lbs of solid waste and 65 lbs of liquid waste in addition to actively using the regular city recycling program which is not included in the numbers. The salon incorporated reclaimed wood and brick into their décor, restored the old original ceiling from 1920, uses high efficiency water heaters, air conditioning, and LED lighting which all contribute to their sustainability. Eco Heads are used on shampoo bowls which help clean and conserve water and glass beverage cups are used for serving coffee made in a reusable glass coffee pot. Additionally, the hair care brands used are passionate about sustainability and use green practices.

Ash & Willow Eco Salon & Beauty Apothecary clients leave with not only beautiful hair, but also the satisfaction of knowing that they too are making a difference by patronizing a local business that practices sustainability benefiting our world for generations to come.

The Park Ridge Chamber's 2019 Green Biz Award will be presented at the Night of Stars Dinner Dance this February. 



Green Biz Nomination Form here.

Join the Park Ridge Chamber’s Green Star Business Committee! This year, we are going to be presenting the GREEN STAR AWARD honoring businesses that have made notable strides in lowering their environmental impact, as well as their stewardship in creating a more sustainable future for our community. The committee is looking for members that will determine the process for considering businesses and what kind of self-reported metrics need to be delivered. The committee will also work alongside other local Park Ridge groups such as, GoGreen Park Ridge and the newly forming Sustainability Task Force to ensure alignment on city-wide initiatives and to communicate to those within the business community. All interested parties should email the Park Ridge Chamber Green Star Business Committee Chair, Jen Panattoni, at or 708-212-2195.

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