Green Initiatives

Green Initiatives

Although there is always room for improvement, we have included some of what we do to keep our impact as low as possible along the Central Coast of California. We encourage all employees and guests alike to participate in our efforts.

Green Land Initiatives

•  Property wide Green certification from The Bay Area Green Business Program
• Partnership with Amah-Mutsin Native land stewards to restore vegetation to pre-conquest plant types
• All Grey/black water treated on site and re-used for landscape irrigation.
• Predominantly California Native plant types used for landscaping. Voluminous eradication project (on-going) of non-native invasive plant species
•  Low flow water systems and waterless urinals throughout the property

Recycling + Energy Conservation

•  Recycling program throughout the property and in-room
•  Recycled paper products, conference paper pads and collateral
•  Compostable, recyclable eco-pens in-room and meeting spaces
•  Recycled copy paper in offices
•  Energy efficient lighting throughout the property
•  Bulk water dispensers for employees and guests

Green Room Services

•  Organic toiletries from Pharmacopia, an ecologically responsible company within a 75 mile radius using all sustainable packaging and organic ingredients
•  Essential oil-based laundry and housekeeping cleaners
•  Guest room towels have a daily voluntary reuse option
•  Retired towels and linens are recycled for use as rags
•  Lodge Premium rooms linens either organic cotton or Eucalyptus fiber

Green at Cascade Restaurant
and the General Store

•  Organic & local produce and food offerings in our restaurants and catering
•  Recycle grease in the kitchen for biodiesel fuel
•  Composting in the Cascade restaurant for our garden program.
•  Organic flower and vegetable garden for décor and restaurant use
•  Executive Chef’s inclusion in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, and adheres to guidelines on buying and serving seafood from sustainable sources.
•  Locally roasted, organic, fair-trade coffee in-room, restaurants, and retail store
•  Organic, local, recycled, biodegradable products offered in the retail store

We Thank You!

From all of us here at Costanoa, we thank you in advance for choosing to help protect our beautiful property and the earth for generations to come.