Manhattan Beach USD

Jennifer Cochran, Board Vice President; Michael Matthews, Superintendent

The Green Program in Manhattan Beach USD, inspired by students at MBUSD’s Grand View Elementary School, was created by the board and the superintendent. The District Green Committee, comprised of parents, school leaders, students and community members, has shared best practices, reviewed green data and led the effort to make Manhattan Beach USD one of the most green and sustainable districts in the nation. MBUSD was named a National Green Ribbon District in 2016. While the board was proud to celebrate this recognition, the work in MBUSD’s Green Program is far from complete. Every year, schools find new ways to take additional sustainable steps. This year, a team of Green elementary school student leaders spoke at a board meeting to advocate the total elimination of plastic water bottles from MBUSD. Our Green Program will find a way to make that happen in the near future!