Here are a few initiatives La Costa has adopted in our effort to reduce our carbon footprint:
- COMPOSTING - One of the first kitchens in San Diego to install the eCorrect Food Waste Decomposition System, La Costa prevented 180,000 pounds of food waste from going into the landfill in 2012
- RECYCLING - Processed 680,000 pounds of recycled material
- RECLAIMED WATER - La Costa uses 2.2 gpm faucets and aerators, 1.6 gpf toilets and 2.5 gpm showerheads. Additionally, plants and trees on property are tolerant of local weather conditions and adhere to local limitations on watering
- BUY LOCAL - La Costa supports local businesses and provides the freshest cuisine to guests by partnering with and purchasing produce from local farmers
- LANDSCAPING - Changed out areas of the Champions Golf Course to native grasses, resulting in an increase in the amount of small birds to the area
- WILDLIFE - In addition to attracting new species of birds, with the planting of more native flowers, we've helped sustain the Bee population and, for the first time in 11 years, welcomed a young Bald Eagle to our 400 acres -
- ENERGY CONTROL - Using "smart" thermostats in guestrooms, energy is saved in unoccupied rooms. Additionally, energy-efficient lighting and web-based computerized controls on pool and spa heaters are used to minimize gas use.
- GREEN PRODUCTS - We only use environmentally-preferable cleaning products
If you have any additional tips, we'd love to hear it. Please add a comment here and we'll update this page frequently with those tips.
This property meets the Green Seal™ standard for Hotels and Lodging Properties, GS-33, for waste minimization, water and energy efficiency, hazardous substances handling, and environmentally responsible purchasing.
Tips to go Green
RecyleThere are resources all over the country aiding in making recycling convenient - from paper and plastic, to electronics
Grow & Eat LocalYou can either plant your own garden or get social and visit Farmers Markets in your area
CompostingBy composting, you not only reduce waste, but it's a great addition for your garden, rich in nutrients
ReuseTake reusable grocery bags to the grocery store to keep plastic out of the landfill
Recycle Rain Water"Let a trash can fill up with rain water and use it for your plants." - Kathy Wright & Company