Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

Jindii EcoSpa – People Power

In 2012 when Bianca Prichard – the owner of Jindii EcoSpa – entered into partnership with Woden SEE-Change to make her environmental footprint lighter, it was a natural extension of her business philosophy of creating “wellness that doesn’t cost the Earth”. She believes this viewpoint is shared with her clients.

SEE-Change was able to link Bianca and her business into People Power Canberra.

After an energy audit,  areas where funds could be spent to improve energy efficiency in Jindii EcoSpa were identified. A tree planting in the Cotter was then organised to launch fundraising activities for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the business.

From the fundraising activities in 2012 and Jindii’s additional commitment, new energy efficient blinds were purchased for the business. This has resulted in a 10 degree better performance on hot days for the EcoSpa, meaning the airconditioner has been used far less. “I am looking forward to the summer electricity bill so I can see the decreases over last year” said Bianca.

Bianca intends to keep improving her business’ eco footprint in 2013 and once again is partnering with Woden SEE-Change to organise a program of activities. These will include another tree planting, opportunities to participate in a clothes swap, and upcycle jewellery.

This is an inspiring way for business and communities to partner to create a more sustainable Canberra.

With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government