Sustainable HB


Profitability through Sustainabilty

By Mayor Jill Hardy

The environment has always been important to the residents and leaders of Huntington Beach. The beautiful coastline and natural wetlands attract thousands of visitors each year and close to 200,000 people call Huntington Beach home. The City understands the need to protect the environment and has initiated a variety of programs aimed to educate residents and businesses alike. I hope that you will check this webpage frequently to learn more about how you can green your home and your business.  

Sustainable Surf City Information

Upcoming Workshops

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Green Business Certification Program

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Upcoming Events

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Sustainability Report

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Workshop Reference Materials

Small Residential Solar Systems

Storm Water Program

Business Resources - Profitability through Sustainability

Office of Business Development

Rebate Information

Southern California Gas Company Rebates

Southern California Edison

The Energy Network


Multi Family Rebates

Sustainability 101

What is Sustainability – The Birth of a Concept

By Antonia Castro-Graham, Energy & Sustainability Projects Manager

We live today in an age of sustainababble, a profusion of uses of the word sustainable to mean anything from environmentally better to cool.  But, what does sustainability really mean?  How can we become more sustainable so that we will have clean water, clean air, natural resources, and open space for your children and their children?  What does sustainability mean to you?


Today the term sustainable typically lends itself to the corporate behavior called greenwashing.  Phrases like sustainable design, sustainable cars, and even sustainable dentists and dry cleaners, litter the media.  In 2012, the United Kingdom even declared that they would hold the first “Sustainable Olympics!” 


In his first message to Congress in 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt stated, “what we do will affect not only the present but future generations.”  One hundred fourteen years later, these words still ring true.  Among the many ways that sustainability has been defined, the simplest and most fundamental is the ability to sustain or the capacity to endure. 

Did you know?

The city has over 1,000 parking spaces near the beach!  You can purchase the Annual Beach Parking pass that allows discounted parking prices near the City beach.  Learn more about this beach parking pass.

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