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.
Recycling Benefits, August 12, 2015 from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. - Huntington Beach Library
Green Business Certification Program
Workshop Reference Materials
Business Resources - Profitability through Sustainability
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.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department charges for emergency medical services and ambulance transportation. However, residents can join the FireMed Program and protect their out-of-pocket costs! Read more about the FireMed Program.