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The Office of Sustainability's mission is to ensure that the basic resources on which our quality of life depends are available and affordable to everyone, now and in the future.
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In 1985, Los Angeles resident and environmental activist Dorothy Green assembled a group of concerned citizens to ensure that the Hyperion Treatment Plant near El Segundo maintained proper sewage treatment. The new organization pledged to work closely with local and federal government, industry leaders and the public to educate and evolve their understanding of Southern California water quality and environmental responsibility.
After two years of advocacy, Heal the Bay helped to force the Hyperion Treatment Plant to stop dumping sewage sludge into the ocean. Combined with other sewage treatment plant upgrades – and due in part to continued pressure from Heal the Bay for compliance with water quality standards throughout Southern California – since 1985 there has been a 90% decrease in the amount of sewage solids dumped into Santa Monica Bay.
While still integrally involved in pressuring government for water quality improvements, Heal the Bay has expanded its focus to include numerous educational programs and research efforts. In the past 22 years, Heal the Bay has made substantial progress in protecting California’s aquatic habitats, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
That is why Heal the Bay continues to strive to make California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life by continually improving its educational programs, advocating for protective legislative measures and encouraging people to take an active role in environmental protection.