Sustainable Showcase

Sustainability isn’t just a buzz word in Monterey County, it’s a way of life. Our community takes pride in its collective efforts to put sustainability into practice every day. Whether it’s a conservation program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium or a local restaurant that encourages employees to clean up the highway, many hotels, restaurants, attractions have their own sustainability programs and practices. We encourage our visitors to join us and to help keep our destination pristine for generations to come.

Below are some examples of Monterey County businesses and attractions whose Sustainability efforts help make our community a great place to live and visit. 

Click here to add your sustainable practice. 

Sustainable Practices in Monterey County

Municipal Climate Action Plan
The County has a Municipal Climate Action Plan with a goal to reduce emissions to 15% below 2005 levels. The plan takes into consideration building…
Seafood Watch
Monterey County is the epicenter of the sustainable seafood movement. The Monterey Bay Aquarium 's peer-reviewed Seafood Watch program was a…
Plastic Bag Ban
There is a county-wide ban on polystyrene and on thin-film carryout bags at grocery and other retail stores.