Encinitas, California, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant surfing community, has recently celebrated a local business that has made significant waves not just in the surf industry, but also in environmental stewardship. Hansen Surfboards, a staple of the Encinitas surf scene for over 60 years, has been honored with the prestigious Excellence in Environmental Stewardship Award for a for-profit business1.

A Legacy of Surfing and Sustainability

Hansen Surfboards began as a small surf shop and has grown into a beacon of sustainability within the community. Their commitment to the environment is evident in their participation in the Plastic Beach recycling program, which focuses on the responsible recycling of plastic wrap waste1. This initiative is a testament to Hansen’s dedication to sustainable practices and their commitment to reducing plastic waste in Southern California.

Solar Power and Community Impact

In addition to their recycling efforts, Hansen Surfboards has installed solar panels in their parking lot, contributing to the City of Encinitas’ climate action goals1. This move not only showcases their innovative approach to eco-friendly practices but also sets an inspiring example for other businesses in the community.

A Win for Encinitas

The city’s Environmental Commission recognized Hansen Surfboards for their environmental achievements during the annual award ceremony. The award highlights the importance of local businesses taking part in Encinitas’ environmental initiatives and the positive impact they can have on the community.

Looking Ahead

As Hansen Surfboards continues to set the standard for environmental responsibility, they serve as a model for how businesses can contribute to a healthier planet. Their actions demonstrate that environmental stewardship and business success can go hand in hand, creating a brighter future for both the community and the environment.

Encinitas and its residents are proud to have Hansen Surfboards as a part of their community, and this award is a fitting recognition of their efforts to preserve the natural beauty that makes this city so special.

Congratulations to Hansen Surfboards on this well-deserved honor. May their commitment to sustainability continue to inspire and lead the way for others to follow.

For more information on Hansen Surfboards and their environmental initiatives, you can visit the City of Encinitas news center1 or read the feature on North Coast Current2.