Sustainable HB


Profitability through Sustainability

By Mayor Mike Posey

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.



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ReFuel Your Fun and Save Refillable Propane Cylinders

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The Problem: Disposable One-Pound Propane Cylinders

In North America, 40 million disposable one-pound propane cylinders are used and tossed out each year. Empty cylinders are often diposed of improperly in landfills, dumpsters, household trash, campsites, on the roadside or in recycling containers.

The Solution: Refillable One-Pound Propane Cylinders

Refillables save money and hassle, last up to 12 years, and can reduce the impact on landfillls and the environment.

For more information visit:

The following Huntington Beach locations currently offer refillable propane cylinders:
U-Haul At Beach Blvd (Purchases, refills and exchanges)
19261 South Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92864

REI Huntington Beach (Purchases only)
7777 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Sustainability Report

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Small Residential Solar Systems

Storm Water Program



Energy Upgrade California - Home Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy Accelerator Participation

2018 Clean Car Buying Guide

Electric Lawnmower Rebate Program

South Coast Air Quality Management District - March/April 2019 Newsletter

South Coast Air Quality Management District - Nov/December 2018 Newsletter


Business Resources - Profitability through Sustainability

Office of Business Development

Sustainable Business Certification Program - California Green Business Network

Orange County Recycling Market Development Zone (OC RMDZ)

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The Energy Network


Rebates for Your Multifamily Building


Southern California Edison Information

Southern California Gas Company Rebates

Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison Newsletter


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Well Inspection

Advanced Meter

Aliso Canyon Fact Sheet


Sustainability 101

What is Sustainability – The Birth of a Concept

By Antonia Castro-Graham                                                                                        Assistant to the City Manager/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?

Huntington Beach has 75 parks and these parks have 754 acres!  You can find information about the City parks by viewing our City Parks Locator.


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