Welcome to the City’s Going Green website highlighting the sustainability efforts your local government is involved in to make Manhattan Beach the most environmentally responsible city it can be.
Manhattan Beach has a long history of environmental sensitivity and activism, as a community and as a city government. In the coming months and years we will be taking these efforts to new levels as the City Council has made sustainability a priority goal. The City Council work plan consistently includes environmental issues, and there will be plenty of opportunity for our local businesses and residents to be involved in taking action to protect our environment.
The first step in developing an environmental plan for the City was the development of the Working Toward A Greater, Greener Manhattan Beach 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 is not currently active, 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.
Please bookmark this page and come back often as we will be updating it with the newest environmental news and actions we are taking to green the City. Any questions can be directed to Sona Coffee, the City's Environmental Programs Manager.
City Hours of Operations:
Monday to Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Alternate Open Fridays: 8am - 5pm (First closed Friday: 4/1/16)