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Manhattan Beach Unified ED-GRS Selectee


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Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) has documented a 33 percent reduction in non-transportation energy use and a 44 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from a 2009 baseline. All MBUSD schools are ENERGY STAR certified. MBUSD diverts 100 percent of food waste by combining on-site composting with a municipal program that converts food waste into Engineered Bioslurry used to generate energy. MBUSD was the first district to pilot and implement the parent-initiated programs Grades of Green External link opens in new window or tab. and Growing Great External link opens in new window or tab.. MBUSD earned a CA-GRS Silver Level Award in 2015, and Grand View Elementary School was recognized as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School in 2012.

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Questions:   Lesley Taylor | ltaylor@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-0310
Last Reviewed: Friday, July 8, 2016
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