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. 

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Sustainable Practices in Monterey County

Sustainability at CSU Monterey Bay
California State University Monterey Bay defines sustainability as "the simultaneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental…
Sustainability in Monterey Wine Country
Sustainability may be a current catch phrase, but it has long been standard operating procedure for Monterey County vintners. Our local winegrowers…
Monterey is home to over 30 diverse and beautiful parks and beaches, many of which are open to the public to host barbeques, events, parties and more.…
Do you want to be a more eco-friendly traveler? There is key information right at your fingertips. The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau…
Enjoy our natural beauty and endless activities and be safe. Here’s your handy cheat sheet to help avoid a #TravelFail on your next adventure.…
National Marine Sanctuary
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary out of 13 in the nation and is home to the largest submarine canyon off the coast of…
Registered Tree Cities
Two cities in Monterey County, Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, are registered with Tree City USA
Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program
Over 90 businesses in Monterey County are certified by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program . The Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program is…
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.