WHAT WE'RE DOING
We believe it's important to "walk our talk" in the ways we do business every day. While there's no question that an aquarium takes lots of energy to run, we're working on many fronts to reduce our environmental footprint. Some of the conservation strategies we've already got in place include installing motion sensors and more efficient lights in our office spaces, replacing aquatic pumps with energy saving models, and regular power plant upgrades to increase the Aquarium's energy efficiency. We also have a comprehensive recycling program, and encourage our vendors to do the same. More than a third of our full-time employees carpool, walk, telecommute or bike to work and receive incentives like free bus passes and prime parking spots.
In our store, we won't sell dried seahorses, shells or other sea life, and our restaurants have phased out plastic water bottles and paper cups. Additionally, the Aquarium is currently pursuing a Green Business certification with the city of Monterey. We know there's always room for improvement so we'll continue to explore creative ways that we can "go green" at the Aquarium.
If you'd like more information about our specific conservation business practices, please contact us.