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Eco-Friendly Experiences and Event Spaces Offer Endless Options in The Palm Beaches

Whether you are planning a small meeting or large-scale event, or attending one in The Palm Beaches, the destination and its partners pride themselves in offering customized experiences to suit every budget keeping sustainable practices top-of-mind.

Offering a bounty of ways to give back and a wide range of environmentally conscious spaces, The Palm Beaches is a fitting locale for sustainable meetings and events. 

Eco-Friendly Restaurants & Venues

As a Gold LEED certified destination, Palm Beach County is a leader in energy and environmental design. Not only does the Southeast Florida region maintain over 30,000 acres of natural areas, but it is a founding member of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, and continuously strives to reduce its per-person greenhouse gas emissions, which is already at half of the nation’s average. With its continued eco-focused evolution, The Palm Beaches offer a growing variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that allow groups to make an impact, whether they’re enjoying time in nature or the air conditioning. Here are a few of our most notable assets:

Palm Beach County Convention Center The state-of-the-art event space facility has eliminated the use of Styrofoam, reduced their disposables, and upped the ante with their recycling, waste reduction and energy conservation efforts. Attendees can also explore the nearby Florida Power & Light (FPL) Solar Trees , located just few steps from the Convention Center, for an afternoon break and even charge their phone while enjoying the shade provided by their sleek design. 

A proud member of Green Key Global, this property has met criteria within 13 key categories: Staff Involvement, Environmental Management, Guest Information, Water, Energy, Washing & Cleaning, Food & Beverage, Waste, Administration, Indoor Environment, Green Areas, Green Activities and Corporate Social Responsibility. The Green Key award is a leading standard for excellence, awarded to those demonstrating a tremendous commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry, adhering to the strict criteria as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Educations (FEE).

The Seagate Hotel & Spa  In 2017, this ocean-inspired boutique hotel received LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council after reducing its energy usage by nearly 20 percent through the implementation of Honeywell’s INNCOM energy management system. The INNCOM system tracks, monitors and maintains guests’ preferred room temperature by raising the temperature when the room isn’t in use and lowering when the guests return to keep a comfortable temperature – all while saving energy. LEED certification is awarded to rate buildings for design, construction, operation and maintenance for overall environmental responsibility. 

Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street Not only can attendees enjoy phenomenal views of the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter, and stellar culinary creations, but they can do so knowing that they are supporting a company who cares about its community. The Charlie and Joe’s managing company, Lessing’s Hospitality Group, has established a company-wide #dogood initiative, which includes using locally sourced products, supporting food banks, participating in clean ocean programs, and prohibiting the use of plastic straws, replacing them with 100% compostable straws made from corn. Electric vehicle parking stations further promote eco-friendly alternatives as do each of the four restaurants and event space The Pelican Club. Guests can enjoy Vero Water – a pure, crisp, filtered water served in reusable bottles, locally sourced ingredients from Swank Specialty Produce in Loxahatchee as well as nearby Kai-Kai Farm. The Tacklebox, one of their four restaurant concepts, also supports 4Ocean with the sale of their give-back bracelets as well. 

Super Greens & Grains Salad Using Locally-grown items, at The Tacklebox – Photo credit: LibbyVision.com
Super Greens & Grains Salad Using Locally-grown items, at The Tacklebox – Photo credit: LibbyVision.com

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

In The Palm Beaches, we understand the importance of helping others and contributing to the well-being of the local environment and whole community.  Bringing teams together through activities and company give-back initiatives foster a positive sense of connection among attendees. Below are a few options that add to the plentitude of experiences available for easy integration to your event.

Loggerhead Marineline Center (LMC) Located in Juno Beach, Florida, LMC is situated on one of the world’s most densely nested Loggerhead sea turtle beaches in the world. As a center dedicated to ocean conservation and sea turtle rehabilitation and research, LMC offers groups first-hand experiences to get engaged with the local community. Among the available opportunities are beach clean ups, which are hosted every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Corporate companies or organizations can sponsor clean ups or participate in a custom clean up. Sea turtle adoption is another way to help the local turtle patients as well as the center. Varying adoption levels starting at $40, directly benefit the continued care and treatment of sick and injured sea turtles. 

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Beach Cleanup Image - Ryan Arnst Photography
Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Beach Cleanup Image – Ryan Arnst Photography

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary  Tucked away in Jupiter, Florida, this organization is on a mission to rescue, rehab, release Florida’s native wildlife and educate Palm Beach County locals, visitors and beyond on the protection and conservation of Florida’s natural resources and Florida’s wildlife which includes Bobcats, panthers, Black bears, deer, foxes, Bald eagles, to name a few. Sponsorship opportunities for organizations or groups such as becoming a Baby Season Sponsor Hero, are available through the Sanctuary. The opportunity allows companies to become sponsors to baby orphaned, injured or sick wildlife during the months of May through September. Another opportunity to help the organization is through auction item donation to aid in their fundraising efforts.  

Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Groups visiting The Palm Beaches can partake in a relaxed morning of yoga, followed by a feel-good beach cleanup with the “Gentle Yoga and Beach Cleanup with Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation” offering. Available for free (or donation-based) to groups of five to 40, the program allows visiting corporate organizations to do something truly impactful by caring for the surrounding environment whilst enjoying the beauty it provides. This experience is available by reservation only from sunrise to 11 a.m. daily, pending staff availability, and there is the ability to slightly customize the experience. Donations are welcome and accepted through the company’s Gifts to Parks program.   

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