Can you make the world a better place and enjoy a luxury experience at the same time? You can at Terranea Resort, an idyllic Los Angeles County property that makes it easy—and fun—to celebrate Mother Nature and pamper yourself in the process.  

Terranea's Kelp Forest Cleanup Kayak Tour, shown in the video below, empowers guests to make a difference. The eco-adventure experience costs $135 per person and is offered on special days throughout the year, including World Oceans Day (June 8; observed on June 9 at Terranea) and Coastal Cleanup Day (September 15). 

This special tour was created by Terranea's Green Team, a volunteer team of employees who support new and innovative ways to enhance Terranea’s commitment to the environment. Indeed, earth-centric initiatives abound on this serene resort located in Rancho Palos Verdes.

"Terranea is dedicated to protecting the valuable coastal resources that define the Palos Verdes Peninsula and make this singular destination one of the most valued natural locations in the world," according to the resort website. "Since its inception, Terranea has remained committed to minimizing its environmental footprint by integrating transparent eco-friendly practices throughout the resort, including—but not limited to—those that protect open space, improve wildlife habitats, and enhance local water quality."

Here are just a few of the other ways Terranea seeks to make a difference:

* The resort’s native plant life features coastal species indigenous to Palos Verdes and the Channel Islands. The development team restored, protected, and preserved the ecological balance of the area by replacing non-native plants with indigenous ones.

* Terranea’s sustainable growing philosophy incorporates seasonal dining menus that feature local ingredients and organic, freshly picked produce and herbs from the Chef’s Garden and the resort’s nearby Catalina View Gardens. In 2017, the resort introduced chickens to its farm, allowing the culinary staff to harvest eggs onsite.  

* The property donates partially consumed, wholly usable toiletries left in guestrooms to the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles. In one month alone, this can amount to over 380 pounds of toiletries diverted from the landfill and sent to those in need.