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Sustainable Manhattan Beach

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Going Green: Working Together for a Sustainable Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach’s Environmental Sustainability Division strives to create a healthy, sustainable, and resilient city while furthering the City’s long history of environmental leadership, policy, and stewardship, both as a community and as a city government.

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Celebrate Earth Week Safe from Your Home

Join the City of Manhattan Beach in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day while safe in your own home!  Sustainable MB is featuring many ways to celebrate Earth Day virtually, including participating in Earth Hour on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  Check out our Earth Month page for more!

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Sustainability Youth Task Force Launches 2nd year with 21 youth leaders!

The Sustainability Task Force of the City of Manhattan Beach recruited 5th – 12th grade students who live in and/or attend school in Manhattan Beach to join the Manhattan Beach Sustainability Youth Task Force (SYTF). The SYTF leads community outreach on a variety of environmental topics including plastic pollution reduction, climate action and renewable energy, sustainable building, smart water management, and climate adaptation and resiliency. 2019-2020 school year applications closed on September 23, 2019. To contact the SYTF, please email the Sustainability Youth Task Force.



12-Year Report of Environmental Accomplishments

Released in September 2018, the City's Sustainability Task Force compiled a report highlighting environmental accomplishments Manhattan Beach has achieved over the past 12+ years. Manhattan Beach has tackled numerous environmental issues that range from plastic pollution, to climate change, to urban sustainability. As a coastal city, Manhattan Beach has a responsibility to keep our beaches clean, take climate action, and promote green living.  The City is proud of all of these successes, and we look forward to the next decade and beyond of being a champion in environmental sustainability. 

Please read The City of Manhattan Beach's 12-Year Report of Environmental Accomplishments (PDF). 



2018-2020 Environmental Work Plan

To view a presentation and discussion of the city's current 2018-2020 environmental work plan (PDF), view Item 8 here. January 31, 2018 at 6 PM in Council Chambers, the City held an Environmental Study Session with Council and the public. This meeting kicked-off the formation of a new Sustainability Task Force as well as the Environmental Work Plan projects and policies.



2018-2019 Sustainability Task Force

The City of Manhattan Beach launched the City's Sustainability Task Force (STF) in 2018, initiating meetings on April 20, 2018 during Earth Month. The Task Force is composed of a diverse cross-section of Manhattan Beach’s community from business, scientific, nonprofit, environmental, and education fields with professional experience or demonstrated expertise in sustainability topics. Sustainability Task Force members provide technical expertise and original research and analysis to help form initiatives and policy recommendations to the City Council regarding environmental sustainability issues. The STF contributes to the development of policies and programs related to a variety of topics including: climate action and energy, low-impact development and sustainable building, smart water management, and climate adaptation and resiliency.

2018-2019 Sustainability Youth Task Force

In September 2018, the City of Manhattan Beach formed the Sustainability Youth Task Force (SYTF). The SYTF is comprised of a diverse group of students ranging in grades 5 – 12 representing the Manhattan Beach community, who share a passion for protecting the environment and supporting the City’s environmental policies and goals. Members were selected by the City’s Sustainability Task Force (STF) through a written application process. The Sustainability Youth Task Force is managed by members of the Sustainability Task Force and plays a vital role in introducing environmental programs in the community. SYTF members address issues such as plastic pollution, climate change, and water conservation. The SYTF meets once a month. For more information, view the SYTF Guidelines (PDF). 



Mayor's Town Hall - The Challenge of Climate Change 2020




2020 Mayor Nancy Hersman held a Town Hall on climate change titled, "The Challenge of Climate Change".  She discussed the actions that the City of Manhattan Beach has taken to reduce emissions and opportunities for both the City and residents to do more to address climate change.  There were expert presenters including Juliette Finzi Hart, Ph. D., a USGS oceanographer, who discussed sea level  rise and its impacts on Manhattan Beach.  Here is the link for your viewing pleasure:

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Mayor's Town Hall on the Environment 2018

2018 Mayor Amy Howorth held a Town Hall on the Environment titled, "Leading the Scene & Keeping it Green" on August 14, 2018. She addressed the City's new sustainability initiatives, rebates and incentives to green your home, and volunteer opportunities with local non-profits. There was also an expert community panel and kid eco-art activities. Click here to view the Town Hall webcast.


Please direct questions to the City's Environmental Sustainability Division by e-mailing the City's Environmental Sustainability Manager, Dana Murray.

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