In April 2018, the San Diego Convention Center achieved Level Three certification to the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards. This continues the accolades for sustainability received by the center since receiving LEED Gold certification in 2017. Improvements include replacing thousands of light fixtures with LEDs, recycling 100% of cardboard, striving to purchase seasonal food and beverage from within a 100-mile range, donating and using food leftovers for garden compost and untouched items to the San Diego Rescue Mission.
In April 2018, the California Water Environment Associationawarded Stone Brewing, Escondido, the coveted P3S* Facility of the Year in Southern California. The award recognizes high performing leaders in the areas of waste management and pollution prevention. Sustainability efforts and community consciousness are routine at Stone Brewing. The company limits CO2 emissions with rooftop solar panels, is the largest restaurant purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County and has donated more than $3.5 million to charity.
In March 2018, TripAdvisor ranked San Diego as #7 in its Top 25 Destinations in the U.S., according to its Travelers’ Choice Awards.
In March 2018, Family Vacation Critic named Coronado as one of the Best Beaches for Families in 2018.
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