Green Earth Project

Green Earth Project

L’Auberge is a designated Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Friendly California resort. Our team incorporates green practices and sustainability into our daily operations.

Couple eating at Coastline Restaurant

L’Auberge Del Mar is Strawless

In an effort to reduce waste and to keep our oceans clean and free from plastic and trash, L’Auberge Del Mar will only offer straws to our guests upon request.

seafood dish on a green plate with a drink

Fresh Food Locally Sourced

The Food & Beverage Department is guided by the principles of sustainability. Local produce and sustainable seafood are prepared and served daily. The kitchen is equipped with 100% recycled vinyl/pvc flooring, energy efficient lighting and earth friendly equipment and our to-go boxes are biodegradable.

L'Auberge Del Mar Spa exterior

Our Organic Spa

Spa L’Auberge prides itself on the use of organic products. Most of the products used in treatments and carried in the retail store are organic.

Powerhouse Park in Del Mar, CA

Daily Practices

We run a Recycling Program and Linen Reuse Program in our guestrooms. All guestrooms use energy efficient light bulbs to reduce the impact of depleting energy sources.

San Diego Coastal cliffs

Sustainable Technology for Food Waste

The ORCA is a machine that “digests” up to 2,400 pounds (over 1 ton) of food waste per day. Within 24 hours, this technology turns food waste into environmentally safe water that flows straight into the municipal sewage system.  Through a process called “aerobic digestion,” the ORCA technology constantly churns all this material, adding oxygen that accelerates the time it takes to transform the food waste disposal into earth-friendly water.

Couple hiking near beach by Del Mar, CA

Associate Education

Our staff is taught green standards during orientation. We provide recycling bins in every department to recycle bottles, cans and paper. Throughout the year the hotel holds environmentally focused events like an Earth Day Oceanic Preservation Paddle-Out.