Photo courtesy of Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant.
Sustainable living is a lifestyle that reduces use of the Earth's natural resources. Reducing your carbon footprint can be achieved by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet.
Carmel has a rich history of preservation which fits the sustainable living model quite well. Carmel is the village in the forest, consistently altering how things are done to accommodate a natural healthy lifestyle and surroundings.
Mission Ranch Hotel shows their support for sustainable living by using sheep to naturally prune their lands. The sheep are a fun addition to the property and are quite the conversation starter!
A historical example of "nature first" can be seen on Ocean Avenue where trees were not cut down in the making of "main street", but in fact the road and sidewalks were built around them.