• Sustainability

Sustainability Practices


  • All faucets, shower heads, and toilets utilize low flow water systems to conserve water
  • Large, refillable body wash, shampoo and conditioner bottles eliminate the disposal of small plastic bottles
  • Compostable coffee pods reduce the use and disposal of plastics
  • Sustainable wooden guest rooms keys reduce the use and disposal of plastics

Throughout Our Property

  • No single-use plastic water bottles on property – only aluminum water bottles with filtered water refill stations located in each building
  • Renewable Energy – Carmel Mission Inn’s electricity usage is 100% renewable through the purchasing of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), which finance the generation of electricity through a renewable energy source (in our case, wind or solar) and its addition to the electrical grid. Enough RECs have been purchased to cover the property’s anticipated annual MWh usage. All RECs are Green-e Energy certified.
  • Shearwater Tavern partnerships with local farms and coffee roasters
  • Compostable Shearwater Tavern to-go containers
  • Compostable dog waste bags
  • Usage of soy inks and compostable paper products
  • Low drip landscaping irrigation system to conserve water
  • Drought resistance and native landscaping throughout the property grounds
  • Usage of sustainable/green laundry products
  • Separation of cardboard, recyclables and trash (compostable pick-up service not yet offered by Carmel Waste)
  • Recyclable beverage containers for pool service
  • Recycling of Kitchen oil and grease
  • Electric vehicle charging stations available on property
  • Currently developing an on-site compost garden