Our goal is to live in a way that conserves precious resources and adds creativity, beauty, and fun to the neighborhood while building a sense of community. Each site presents at least one area of modern, urban living and teaches practical, sustainable alternatives that can reduce your carbon footprint, promote healthy living, and reduce demand for natural resources.
• Get ideas for your home chicken coup
• Try your luck at our raffle of local goods and services for the sustainable household
• Spend some time at our Information Fair on the Seaside City Hall lawn
• Enjoy Live Music
Visit home and schoolyard gardens maintained with sustainable Low Impact Development (“‘LID”) practices, including rainwater irrigation, mulching, composting, raised beds, and drought-tolerant and pest-resistant ornamental plants.
LID practices support healthy watersheds through the implementation of LID design principles, hydromodification controls, and sustainable development throughout the Central Coast region. Learn more at: http://montereysea.org/design-and-construction/
Preview of Tour Site DescriptionsNew This Year on the Tour:
• Aquaponics for the community-both organic vegetables and fish in one system
• A one-stop information fair with booths covering a variety of sustainable practices
• Live Entertainment at registration site
Photos from Previous Tours
Our 2017 Sustainable Living Tour Sponsors are:
The mission of S.E.A. regional program is to meet Clean Water Act requirements for urban runoff, protect public health, and enhance environmental quality of watersheds and beaches.
Monterey SEA educates the general public and targeted audiences through its partnership with the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside, and the County of Monterey with additional support provided by the Pebble Beach Company and the Unified School Districts of Carmel, Monterey, and Pacific Grove.
City of Seaside
Host of our Tour Registration and Information Fair