Steps Toward a Sustainable Huntington Beach is a guide that was designed by Visit Huntington Beach and its partners to help businesses, residents and visitors learn what they can do to help protect the natural resources of Surf City USA.
Huntington Beach residents and visitors connect with nature every day. Thankfully, today's Huntington Beach is the result of a decades-long effort to protect the city's natural environment and preserve it as the centerpiece of life here. Families fish from the landmark Huntington Beach Pier, while surfers catch waves below. Kayakers paddle along the city's 10 miles of shoreline and in Huntington Harbour, while birdwatchers spots hundreds of species at the restored Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and Huntington Beach Wetlands.
Huntington Beach's many natural resources lends to its popularity as a vacation destination. But while tourism is good for the economy, it can have an impact on land use and air and water quality. Sustainable tourism is a response to these realities. It seeks to reduce tourism's impacts by encouraging travel practices that protect natural, cultural and economic resources. The old misconception that sustainability is bad for the bottom line has been proven false. Sustainability has evolved into a vision where business, government, and the citizenry work together to protect the environment while encouraging economic growth. Steps Toward a Sustainable Huntington Beach is the result of a unique partnership of hotels, restaurants, environmental organizations, energy and gas companies, and Visit Huntington Beach, showcasing the community's efforts and encouraging others to recognize the economic viability of sustainability.
To learn more about Huntington Beach's sustainable efforts and get tips on how to join in, use the form below to request a digital copy of Steps Toward a Sustainable Huntington Beach. Physical copies can be picked up from the Visit Huntington Beach office for use in classrooms and with non-profit organizations. For more information on obtaining physical copies of the sustainability guide, please contact us.