MINDFUL ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT
At Miraval, mindfulness also extends to the relationship we have with the delicate balance of nature. Our practices maximize our impact on guests, while minimizing our impact on the land.
At Miraval Arizona, we have reduced our carbon footprint by nearly 25% since 2005 by using innovative methods and materials to create environmentally healthy, high-performance buildings. Rammed-earth and adobe walls insulate spaces and regulate temperatures, and our roof coatings harness solar energy and redirect it for other uses, such as powering our water heaters. In addition, our Life in Balance Spa, Catalina Rooms, and Villas are LEED Silver Certified through the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.
Thoughtful waster use
Thanks to our state-of-the-art water-reclamation facility, Miraval Arizona is able to reuse or recharge 99% of treated water—up to 50,000 gallons per day. We also provide guests with reusable water bottles and refill stations throughout the resort, along with in-room laundry choices that promote conservation.
unique environmental efforts
Locally grown, fresh ingredients taste better and are better for you —but being mindful about ingredient sourcing also has a positive impact on the environment. That’s why we created on-site organic farms that provide herbs and vegetables for Miraval chefs to utilize in our cuisine. It also serves as a “working classroom” for guests, who can learn about growing pesticide- and chemical-free produce.
Miraval’s commitment to sustainability continues unabated with the upcoming launch of our newest property, Miraval Austin—a resort surrounded by the protected lands of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, rich with rare and endangered plant and animal species found nowhere else on Earth. Our Texas Hill Country respite will feature many of the same innovative programs and policies as Miraval Arizona, ensuring the resort is in harmony with its environment.
Miraval is a strong supporter of Austin’s Zero Waste goal as well; all Miraval Austin guests will have convenient access to recycling. Additionally, organic material, such as food waste and landscape trimmings, will be diverted to productive uses.
We believe that health and wellbeing are best served by mindfulness and intention—and at Miraval, we apply that philosophy in service to our guests as well as the world we all share.