Santa Monica is going green!

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We are taking our knowledge and values and applying them deeper into our core at Santa Monica Seafood. We have decided to go green at our retail store in Santa Monica by working with Sustainable Works and their Business Greening Program! We are so excited to share this news with you! What does going green mean for us? It means we will be taking steps to create a positive environmental impact in our retail store. Here are a few things we have in the works:

*Tracking our water, electric and waste usage

*Composting our food scraps

*Adding hand dryers in our bathrooms to minimize paper towel usage

*Using recycled paper for in-house printing

*Offering water and straws upon guest request only

We are thrilled to take this next step and hope you will support this amazing program with us.

In addition to making better environmental choices, we also participated in the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s Sustainable Quality Program. In doing so, we were recognized and awarded the Sustainable Award in Economic Stewardship. We attended a beautiful luncheon last week and stood beside other environmentally friendly companies that are making changes to better our future. Thank you to everyone involved for making this possible!

We want to take a second and recognize Locanda del Lago and Shore Hotel for winning the Grand Prizes. Below is a snippet taken from the Santa Monica Daily Press recognizing their sustainable efforts:

Locanda del Lago, a Santa Monica staple that has been serving Northern Italian cuisine on the Third Street Promenade for 24 years, is proud to source produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Market, use sustainable and local proteins as much as possible, installed water saving faucets, energy efficient motion sensor lighting and recycles its fryer oil through Further Products, which is turned into soap for local hotels.

“Our motivation is the local Santa Monica community, pride in our business and a love for the environment,” said Megan Heritage, general manager. “Sustainability is the new norm, nothing less can or should be accepted.”

Shore Hotel, a leader in green buildings and in sustainable hotels since its opening in October 2011, was awarded the prestigious LEED Gold certification in 2012.  Shore Hotel is dedicated to reducing consumption of resources and the depletion of ecosystem resources while maintaining a luxury experience for its hotel guests and community. The property recently installed an electric vehicle charger in their valet lounge and continues to offer guests advice on all things sustainable and eco-friendly through their Green Concierge Service.

“We are committed to being a green leader in the community and hospitality sector. It is all about making the right choices now and for future generations,” said Jon Farzam, Shore Hotel Vice President.”

Full article if you want to read more! –> ARTICLE

I would love to hear how you guys are going green. Any DIY? Creative ideas? Share them below!

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