Foster & co. has been operating for 3 years, but in January this year we moved to our brand new purpose built home. This is when sustainability became a serious part of my business. We had been using and recycling Refoil already as a part of the 2014 pilot project and continue to use it now in our new location. The program was a real catalyst for our other sustainability initiatives that were to follow under the guidance of the incredible team at Sustainable Salons Australia. The new salon space has been fitted out with LED lighting to reduce our energy consumption, and because of our huge glass front windows which fill the salon with natural light, we need to use even less artificial light. I made sure that our lights were on separate switches when they were being installed so that I could control and minimise our power usage further in this area. We have cut our water and energy usage at the basin by installing Ecoheads shower heads and temperature controls on our taps. We are virtually paperless, and any paper that we do come in contact with is recycled. Sustainability at Foster & co. has definitely been a process and one that continues to evolve.