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Sona Kalapura
Environmental Programs Manager, City of Manhattan Beach


About Sona

Sona is a certified sustainability manager with strong leadership skills and experience in designing and monitoring sustainability goals and best practices. She manages community-based volunteers and environmental programs that promote sustainability and civic engagement while overseeing a community-based and inter-departmental team to develop and implement sustainability policies. Sona also led the development of a Climate Action Plan to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Miss Kalapura received a Bachelor’s of science degree in Public Policy and Environmental Science and later received a Master’s degree in Public Policy, both from the University of Southern California.

ILG Contributions

  • Beacon Award program contact
Beacon Participant Profile

City of Manhattan Beach

“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. Over half of this year’s City Council work plan relates to green issues, and there will be plenty of opportunity for our local businesses and residents to be involved in taking action to protect our environment.” – City of Manhattan Beach Going Green Website

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