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Terranea Resort Invites Guests to Go Green and Get Involved This Earth Week

Los Angeles’ Luxury Oceanfront Resort Hosts a Week of Conservation, Providing Guests Opportunities to Participate in Annual Whale Count, Ocean Clean-up by Kayak, Pelican Release and More

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. (March 25, 2013) – Terranea Resort is inviting guests to go green during the resort’s annual Earth Week, April 15-22. The eco-friendly, oceanfront resort is offering a variety of green programming including a Pelican release, ocean clean up by kayak and denim drive for guests and local residents alike to take part and learn more about how they can support environmental conservation.

Set atop a bluff on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the resort’s natural setting provides not only stunning views but also an opportunity for guests to spot wildlife such as dolphins, sea lions and the endangered Palos Verdes blue butterfly. Additionally, the Pacific Gray whale migrates through the waters just 50 yards offshore from the resort, December through April, mesmerizing spectators with up to 2,500 coastal sightings a year. Terranea provides complimentary shuttles to the nearby Pointe Vicente Interpretive Center where guests can participate in the annual whale count. Those looking to get up close and personal with nature’s largest mammal can take advantage of Terranea’s new Whale Watching package, which includes a whale watching harbor cruise for two, two pairs of binoculars and accommodations. Package starts at $560 per night. When booking online guests should enter promotional code WHALES at www.Terranea.com.

Conservation programs through Terranea’s Pointe Discovery’s activity center allow guests to participate in sustainable efforts by land and by sea. During the ocean clean up by kayak, eco-excursion guides navigate guests through the local coastline to help pick up debris and educate participants’ about the region’s history and marine environment. A donation will be made from each kayak trip to ocean safe organizations such as Surf Rider and Heal the Bay to further the cause to keep the ocean environment clean and safe. Guests can also take a walk on the wild side with a Pointe Discovery’s naturalist and learn about the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s unique local ecosystem and Terranea’s year-round conservation efforts.

Following are a few highlighted programs during Terranea’s Earth Week (April 15-22, 2013):

  • Energy Conservation (April 15): Lighting throughout the resort will be turned off or dimmed to the lowest possible setting.  Saving electricity doesn't just save money, it also supports the environment by reducing pollution, and guests are invited to do the same.
  • Walk, Bike or Share-a-Ride Day (April 17): Guests are encouraged to explore Terranea and the Rancho Palos Verdes area via mass transit and carpooling. On April 17, guests who carpool to the resort can validate their parking tickets at Pointe Discovery for complimentary valet parking. Less driving means fewer emissions and every gallon of gas saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
  • Pelican Release (April 20): In partnership with the International Bird Rescue, Terranea will release a rehabilitated pelican into the wild at 10:00 a.m. at the Terranea Beach Cove. Guests are invited to come and view the release and learn more about wildlife bird rescues. The organization operates two year-round aquatic bird rescue centers in California, which care for over 5,000 birds every year, and has led oiled wildlife rescue efforts in more than 200 oil spills in more than a dozen countries.
  • Denim Collection Turns Blue to Green (April 15-22): Terranea’s Pointe Discovery will be collecting donated denim from guests throughout Earth Week to help support Cotton. From Blue to Green®.  Through the Cotton. From Blue to Green® program, denim is collected and converted to UltraTouch Denim Insulation then used in the building of homes in communities in need. UltraTouch Denim Insulation is environmentally safe and offers exceptional acoustic and thermal performance without carcinogenic warnings, formaldehyde, or chemical irritants.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate (April 15-22): Daily crafting classes will show guests how to turn trash into a true treasure. By using all repurposed and recycled materials, each artist will design their own masterpiece to take home.
  • Seed Ornaments (April 15-22): Terranea’s shopping boutiques provide guests with the opportunity to give back year-round, offering products from companies such as Della, TOMS, and Pura Vida that contribute a portion of the proceeds from sales to charitable causes and environmental efforts. During Earth Week, Terranea’s activity concierge Pointe Discovery will be gifting customers plantable seed ornaments with each purchase, to encourage individuals to beautify the earth and plant wildflowers in their hometowns.

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About Terranea Resort

Terranea, Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort, is located on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. Amid unparalleled Pacific Ocean views, guests enjoy world-class accommodations with 582 rooms that range from hotel suites to bungalows, oceanfront casitas and spacious villas, which are also available for purchase as seaside second homes through Terranea Real Estate. Amenities include The Links at Terranea, a nine-hole par three golf course; award-winning 50,000 sq. ft. oceanfront spa and fitness center; three swimming pools and a 140-foot waterslide; marea luxury boutique; 135,000 sq. ft. of conference and meeting space; and eight dining venues, including signature restaurant mar'sel; Nelson's, a cliff-side spot ideal for whale watching; and Asian-inspired bashi. The resort’s innovative activity center and adventure concierge, Pointe Discovery, lets guests discover and explore Terranea’s rich terrain with miles of scenic coastal trails, secluded beach cove and ocean environment. Fun, enriching programs and activities such as habitat photography, falconry, kayorkle and paddleboarding also abound. Terranea Resort is owned by a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises and JC Resorts and managed by Destination® Hotels & Resorts. For more information, visit www.terranea.com, call 866-802-8000 or follow Terranea on Facebook and Twitter.

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