Sustainable Venice © 2017

Venice Beach is the stomping grounds of many natives, locals, and tourists annually. It is estimated that Los Angeles received over 21 million visitors in 2015, an increase of over 5 million since 2004. We can't blame them for wanting to visit!

Venice offers many eco-accommodations that support our efforts to preserve the uniqueness and tranquility that brings millions of people to our infamous boardwalk, bike path, and beach each year. By opting to make sustainable choices in transportation, dining, and engaging in the shared economy, you can help us to ensure that the integrity remains on our beautiful streets, coastline, and neighboring communities by simply pledging to be a Sustainable Venice Eco Tourist...

Free Ride!

Take the eco alternative and share a ride with the locally-sponsored FREE RIDE!

Simply seek out the Flower stop sign (or wave 'em down) and hop on with other passengers! Get a bit of local interaction, a touch of history, and maybe meet a new forever friend visiting from abroad! You never know who you'll run into in Venice Beach.

Take the eco alternative and share a ride with the local Hulu & Santa Monica sponsored BREEZE BIKE SHARE!

Getting around by bike offers many health, environmental and community benefits:

  • A quick and convenient way to get around the city.

  • A healthy and sustainable form of transit that is friendly to the environment.

  • A great way for visitors to experience the oceanfront vistas and shopping corridors that make our city a great place to live, work and play.

  • A fun way to embrace an active lifestyle.

  • A means to reduce traffic congestion, mitigate traffic and enliven commutes.

If our beautiful beach sunsets, bike path, and boardwalk crawling with unique characters aren't enough to get you outside, we are sure that the option to surf the waves in the morning, head to the mountains for a day of skiing, then hike the canyons for a night of camping by the fire will be! Whatever it is that stokes your desire, the infamous Venice Beach is abundant in experiences!

Join the shared economy and rent your gear from locals who believe that we should "own less. do more!" Check out StokeShare for their availability listing.

Coffee & Crumbs

Need a break for a caffeine boost, a bite, or a bottomless brew!? There is no shortage of tasty treats in Venice and we are proud to show off all of the local eateries and coffee shops that pride themselves on offering locally-sourced, organic, free-range, and fair trade options at their establishment!  

Swing by our Spotlight page and see a list of featured local restaurants and coffee shops for you to indulge in...  

Groundwork Coffee Shop

Plant Food + Wine

Green Dreamin'

Venice Beach Eco Cottages

These solar-powered urban retreats are only four blocks from world famous Venice Beach and two blocks from the famed shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd

 

With health and wellness at its core, all building materials are sustainable and non-toxic, paints and finishes have no/low VOC’s, linens and mattresses are organic, and cleaning supplies are all natural and fragrance free. The whole house water filtration system means you’ll draw drinking water from the faucets and even be showering in purified water! Who can resist that?!

And if all of those details weren't enough to move you right in, rest easy knowing that a portion of their profits goes to charity.

What better way to cruise the coastline than in an environmentally conscious vehicle?! 

MPG Car Rental "All Green Fleet" is an eco and cost effective way to go when seeking out a means of "green" transportation! MPG offers the most diverse variety of green vehicles in Los Angeles, ranging from luxury mid sized vehicles to full sized SUVs.

Not to mention, they are proud to state their affiliations with local non-profit organizations such as Heal the Bay and The Surfrider Foundation. What's more, they provide on site donation boxes to recycle old cell phones and inkjets for the traveling business man or woman. 

Want to take a stroll through the infamous "City of Angels"? Let USGBC-LA's EcoMapLA guide you to the LA Green Business, Green Globes, ISI Envision, LEED, and WELL certified businesses in Los Angeles.

 

Explore the city's iconic landmarks and be a part of LA’s sustainability story.