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Green Initiatives
Green Initiatives

La Jolla’s Greenest Hotel 

As we are committed to preserving the rich heritage of the Grande Colonial hotel, we are also dedicated to eco-friendly hospitality, sustainable practices and treating our planet with respect. From our recycling efforts to minimizing waste, we strive to make positive contributions to our hotel, restaurant, and the surrounding environment. Thank you in advance for your assistance with our recycling efforts and waste separation methods, which will contribute to the overall sustainability of our environment.
  • Recycling Efforts
    As part of this continuing commitment, we ask for your participation in our San Diego recycling program, in accordance with the City of San Diego Ordinance (O-2008-30). You will find recycling containers and signage markers throughout the hotel, as well as recycling bins in your guest room. We ask that you separate recyclable items and remove all food and liquids from inside containers before placing them in the appropriate recycling bin.
  • Help Us Recycle
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Cardboard & Food Packaging
    • Cans (Aluminum & Steel)
    • Glass Bottles & Jars
    • Mixed Paper
    • Plastic Containers
    • Note: Please do not place trash or any items not listed above inside the recycling bins. Please know that plastic grocery bags and newspaper delivery bags should not be placed inside recycling bins. They can only be recycled at a grocery store.
  • Sustainability Initiatives
    • Digital motion-sensing thermostats in all rooms to keep room temperatures constant and reduce energy consumption when the space is vacant
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (2 designed for Tesla vehicles and 1 general EV charging station)
    • Environmental Committee dedicated to seeking new ways to preserve our hotel environment and reduce, reuse, and recycle
    • Express Check-Out (optional at check-in; final folio emailed upon departure)
    • The hot water system reduces energy use and water temperature during off-peak times of the day
    • LED lights to reduce the amount of energy used throughout the hotel
    • Linen reuse program for towels and bed linens
    • NINE-TEN Restaurant uses all bio-degradable to-go bags, containers, and cups
    • Paper products and printed collateral materials are made of 20% recycled material
    • Recycle all batteries, computer parts, light bulbs, and paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum products.
    • Recycling & Food Scraps Composting Program
    • Low-flow toilets and showerheads
    • Use of energy-saving, low-temperature laundry chemicals