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Sustainability Task Force

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A Community Group to Protect the Environment

MB Sustainability Task Force 2018- 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach solicited community members to apply for positions on the Sustainability Task Force in March 2018, and began meeting in April 2018. Task force members serve the City in a technical working group to assist the City in 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
  • Reducing plastic pollution
  • Greening City Hall
  • Climate adaptation and resiliency

The City’s previous Environmental Task Forces in 2008 and 2011 were volunteer groups of residents appointed by City Council to develop programs that promote sustainable living and raise the community’s awareness on environmental stewardship. The Task Forces developed several exciting programs to help businesses, residents, schools and the City meet community-wide conservation goals. While the 2008 and 2011 Task Forces ended years ago, the City of Manhattan Beach started a new task force in 2018.

Thank You to the City's previous Environmental Task Forces!
The City congratulates both its inaugural 19-member Environmental Task Force, and its 2011 Environmental Task Force on a highly successful program. Both of these dedicated groups of community volunteers served for 18 months, and assisted the City in addressing several issue areas that are particularly important to our community. Environmental Task Force and City Council

The 2008 Environmental Task Force (PDF) was organized into four subcommittees, and they made recommendations to City Council in each of the following areas:  

Development of a Climate Action Plan; Water Conservation and Storm Water Management Issues; Waste Reduction and Recycling; and Sustainable ("Green") Design.

2011 Environmental Task Force

City Council appointed ten residents, and two student liaisons, to the 2011 Environmental Task Force (PDF). The 2011 Environmental Task Force focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy; water conservation and sustainable landscaping; and zero waste goals, and created several free environmental programs designed to serve a functional purpose. Divided into two broad areas of Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation, these programs are targeted to households and businesses that want to take simple steps to reduce their energy and water use, with the added benefit of seeing a savings on electricity and water bills as well. The program recommendations were approved by City Council on October 4, 2011.

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