Have a clean vacay!
Seaside escape for green travellers at Santa Monica…
With bold new initiatives and long-standing programmes, Santa Monica's focus on sustainability makes it an ideal destination for eco-conscious travellers to Los Angeles.
From clean energy and micro-mobility to organic food and a plastic ban, Santa Monica's leading-edge programmes continue to make Los Angeles' premier beachside city a socially responsible place to live, work and play. The city's recent achievements in sustainability include switching to 100 per cent renewable energy for the electrical grid. By sourcing renewable energy, Santa Monica can reduce the city's emissions by as much as 20 per cent and moves one step closer to achieving carbon neutrality. Additionally, Santa Monica passed a ban on single-use plastics for prepared food including straws, aiming to preserve and protect the Santa Monica Bay from plastic pollution while reducing landfill waste.
The ability to go car-free also remains a huge draw for travelers. At just 8.3-square-miles the city is easily accessible on foot. Additionally, Santa Monica boasts numerous green transportation options including a bike-share programme, scooter-share apps, an electric and open-air free ride shuttle, and the Metro Expo Line that connects to Downtown Los Angeles as well as neighboring cities.