Sustainable MB - A Historical View

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The City of Manhattan Beach has a long history of environmental advocacy and protection of natural resources.

The first step in developing an environmental plan for the City was the development of the Working Toward A Greater, Greener Manhattan Beach report. Known as the "Green Report," this report documents the City's environmentally friendly practices and identifies other best management practices that the City can consider adopting to enhance our environmental programs.

Two important actions taken as a result of this report were the hiring of an Environmental Programs Manager to coordinate our sustainability policies, and the creation of a community Environmental Task Force to analyze priority environmental issues and make recommendations to City Council. While the Task Force has come to a close, the recommendations of the two committees that served the City continue to reap benefits for the community. The motto of the Task Force serves as a vision for the sustainability movement in the City: To unite the community in a comprehensive effort to promote sustainable living in the City of Manhattan Beach.

This section of the Going Green website is where you will find information on the history of the City of Manhattan Beach's environmental movement, as well as some background on key environmental programs that took place in the City.