Going Green

Feel good about where you stay!

Crystal Cove Beach Resort is committed to lowering our impact on the environment wherever possible. Since 1995 we have been implementing various environmentally friendly programs and policies and will continue to do so as opportunities present themselves. 

We are very proud to be the recipient of the TripAdvisor Gold Level Green Leader Award which recognizes our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint.

Below you will find some of our environmental programs at work.

Rainwater collection

Rainwater is collected from run off and stored in large tanks and then used to water the gardens, conserving this valuable resource that is in such high demand during our busy summer season.

New vegetation

We are continually planting new vegetation in locations appropriate to their needs which lessens their demands for water and added nutrients. Increasing density helps to stop soil erosion, improve air quality, provides valuable habitats, and makes our grounds look beautiful.

Composting

Compost bins in our cabins allow our guests to reduce their carbon footprints and lower the amount of garbage going into landfills. We are then able to use the compost in our gardens and reduce the amount of organic fertilizer needed.

Curbing

Curbing around our garden beds improves water retention and prevents soil erosion. We also use natural materials such as slate and rock to pave our walkways and help with drainage.

Organic fertilizers

Organic fertilizers are made up of matter like weeds, stubble from farms, animal dung. When these substances are used as fertilizers, they increase the fertility of the soil naturally and are non-toxic. While on site you may notice our gardener spraying the plants with a "compost tea". 

Low-flush toilets

Low flush toilets require less water, conserving this valuable resource.

Power-smart appliances

These appliances use less energy than their standard counterparts, putting less strain on environmentally damaging hydro stations.

Energy-saving light bulbs

Flourescent and halogen bulbs use less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and produce less heat.

Tile and wood flooring

These types of flooring do not need replacing as often as carpet or linoleum, reducing the amount of waste and resources consumed to make new flooring. They also contribute to a healthier living environment.

Laundry exchange bins

By asking guests to put only the towels and linens they need changed into our towel bins, we cut down on the amount of laundry to be done. This conserves the amount of water and detergents being used.

Re-useable mop heads

Mop heads that can be washed and re-used equates to less garbage in the landfills and fewer resources consumed to make new ones.

Bio-degradable cleaning products

These cleaners break down into harmless by-products reducing chemical pollutants in the environment.

Recycling

To keep useable waste out of harmful landfills, to help re-circulate materials, and to reduce consumption of valuable natural resources.

Battery-powered golf carts

Use a renewable resource (electricity) to keep our resort functioning with zero emissions.

Re-usable grocery bags

In each cabin you will find complimentary grocery bags to help reduce the need for plastics.

Paperless confirmations

To reduce our paper needs we provide reservation confirmations by email.

Biodegradable and glass straws

Our Bean at the Cove coffee bar offers fully biodegradable cornstarch straws with our cold drinks, and we have a selection of re-useable glass straws available for purchase.