By Mayor Barbara Delgleize
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.
The ReFuel Your Fun Campaign
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: ReFuelYourFun.org
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
ReFuel Your Fun PSA
What is Sustainability – The Birth of a Concept
By Antonia Castro-Graham, 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.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors. You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed. This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.