Coronado Public Library is Emerald Green, Ocean Blue!

“The Coronado library is an environmentally friendly institution on many levels. In a world of plastics, our books are made of a biodegradable, recyclable and renewable resource: paper. Furthermore, the items are reused many times before being sold or donated for even more uses, or else recycled. The sharing economy is all the rage at the moment, cutting waste and bringing other economic and ecological advantages. Dockless bikes and Uber seem to be everywhere but the range of items that can be shared seems to grow daily. Nothing represents the sharing economy better than the library. Why spend all that money to buy a book to read once and then discard when you can share our clean and up-to-date collection with other members of the Coronado community? The library is also increasingly used as a co-working space where visitors can take advantage of shared resources like our robust Wi-Fi, printers and can now use a phone or bring in a coffee. Online courses such as Photoshop or language learning and subscription services like ancestry research can be prohibitively expensive to individuals or small businesses but are available for free under the sharing auspices of the library. Visit  Coronadolibrary.org  to learn more.”

“The Coronado library is an environmentally friendly institution on many levels. In a world of plastics, our books are made of a biodegradable, recyclable and renewable resource: paper. Furthermore, the items are reused many times before being sold or donated for even more uses, or else recycled. The sharing economy is all the rage at the moment, cutting waste and bringing other economic and ecological advantages. Dockless bikes and Uber seem to be everywhere but the range of items that can be shared seems to grow daily. Nothing represents the sharing economy better than the library. Why spend all that money to buy a book to read once and then discard when you can share our clean and up-to-date collection with other members of the Coronado community? The library is also increasingly used as a co-working space where visitors can take advantage of shared resources like our robust Wi-Fi, printers and can now use a phone or bring in a coffee. Online courses such as Photoshop or language learning and subscription services like ancestry research can be prohibitively expensive to individuals or small businesses but are available for free under the sharing auspices of the library. Visit Coronadolibrary.org to learn more.”

Congratulations, Coronado Chamber of Commerce

Sue Gillingham

Sue Gillingham

“The Chamber of Commerce is proud of the efforts of our businesses to constantly move towards more earth friendly packaging and services.  As more affordable alternatives have become available, more businesses are getting on board by reducing single use plastic as well as making energy efficient choices.”

-      Sue Gillingham, Executive Director, Coronado Chamber of Commerce

Blue Wave Surf Camp is Emerald Green, Ocean Blue!

Lily Mann, Chapin Miller, Jan Baker Searfus, Berkeley Baker Salveron, Tyler Curl

Lily Mann, Chapin Miller, Jan Baker Searfus, Berkeley Baker Salveron, Tyler Curl

Jan Baker Searfus, owner of Blue Wave Surf Camp, is the latest Emerald Green, Ocean Blue Business. Jan and her amazing team are dedicated to not only teaching people of all ages the joys of being one with nature through surfing but take the opportunity to educate their students on the importance of taking care of their surroundings. People are encourage to bring only reusable water bottles to camp, clean the beach during and after every session, and reinforce that our actions negatively or positively impact our environment as we are all interconnected. Mahalo, Jan! Who’s next??

Congratulations, Coronado Historical Association!

Christine Stokes and Vicki Stone  "I am personally very invested in sustainability and being green in my personal life -- so much so that I am on the Green Museum’s Initiative Committee for the California Association of Museums. So I work with other institutions to think about how sustainability fits in with museum practice. I thought it would be good for us to practice what we preach and to take the Emerald Green Ocean Blue pledge for CHA to be going green too. I think it is really important that as a community cornerstone we are being leaders -- not just in preserving and sharing history but also in sustaining our environment and resources into the future." --Vickie Stone, Coronado Historical Association, Curator of Collections

Christine Stokes and Vicki Stone

"I am personally very invested in sustainability and being green in my personal life -- so much so that I am on the Green Museum’s Initiative Committee for the California Association of Museums. So I work with other institutions to think about how sustainability fits in with museum practice. I thought it would be good for us to practice what we preach and to take the Emerald Green Ocean Blue pledge for CHA to be going green too. I think it is really important that as a community cornerstone we are being leaders -- not just in preserving and sharing history but also in sustaining our environment and resources into the future." --Vickie Stone, Coronado Historical Association, Curator of Collections

Blue Bridge Hospitality Registers EIGHT Restaurants as Emerald Green, Ocean Blue!

Standing O for Stake Chophouse, Leroys Kitchen * Lounge, Lil ‘Piggy’s Bar-B-Q, Maretalia, Little Frenchies, Village Pizzeria x2! Thanks, Dave Spatafore!  “The number one reason (my restaurants are Emerald Green Ocean Blue) is because I am a user of the water, so selfishly I find it completely unacceptable the amount of plastics and trash that are in our water in general. We are finding plastics in Antarctica. We’re finding plastics all over the world — these islands, — we’re responsible for that. You can’t do it all in one shot. You start making some small changes; you do it systematically, and eventually that will become one big change. It just starts with each person.” —David Spatafore

Standing O for Stake Chophouse, Leroys Kitchen * Lounge, Lil ‘Piggy’s Bar-B-Q, Maretalia, Little Frenchies, Village Pizzeria x2! Thanks, Dave Spatafore!

“The number one reason (my restaurants are Emerald Green Ocean Blue) is because I am a user of the water, so selfishly I find it completely unacceptable the amount of plastics and trash that are in our water in general. We are finding plastics in Antarctica. We’re finding plastics all over the world — these islands, — we’re responsible for that. You can’t do it all in one shot. You start making some small changes; you do it systematically, and eventually that will become one big change. It just starts with each person.” —David Spatafore