Santa Monica Travel & Tourism is a non-profit organization with a mission to increase visitor expenditures, tourism revenues and local employment opportunities through the promotion of Santa Monica as a travel destination. Santa Monica Travel & Tourism has been a Green Business Certification Program founding partner since 2007, promoting Santa Monica as an exciting and sustainable destination and providing services to tourists, residents, and local businesses.
The recently relocated green administrative office features ample sunlight, repurposed equipment, décor and Trex flooring made from recycled wood and plastic. Fitted cabinets from their previous location were repurposed in their new office as mobile storage cabinets after cleverly installing wheels. Previously used desks and patio furniture were also repurposed. From a collection of Santa Monica annual publications, they framed and hung each year’s magazine cover throughout their space. Staff kitchen is stocked with reusable utensils and plates – including glasses to be refilled from an onsite dispenser connected to the main water supply. Faucet aerators installed on hand sinks emit 0.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and a high-efficiency toilet flushes 1.28 gallons – much less than the standard 1.6 GPF.
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism instigates a Green Office Policy in their company handbook prompting only the purchase of post-consumer recycling content (PCRC) paper products and green certified cleaners like peroxide cleaner Maintex Oxy Citrus in place of toxic and corrosive disinfectants containing chlorine. In compliance with Santa Monica’s Transportation Management Ordinance 1604 - they are located within .1 mile of public transportation access, staff performs local errands by foot, and their fleet hybrid electric vehicle is used for local tours and for carpooling to offsite meetings.
"It is not overwhelming to become a green certified business with the help and guidance of Sustainable Works. The step-by-step checklist is very easy to use and getting certified is a positive thing for your business and staff."
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism