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The Main Library and Sustainability

The City of Santa Monica has received a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) Gold Rating for the new Main Library. The US Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System® has been adopted by the City as the basis of design for all of its new construction.

The 104,000 square foot Main Library, which opened in January 2006, is the City's second major facility designed and built with the intent of significantly reducing the building's negative impact on the environment. The first was the Public Safety Facility.

As a green building, the new Main Library offers many benefits, including environmental protection, economic advantages, and health and safety benefits, while providing an inviting, friendly and comfortable place for library users of all ages.

Sustainability Events

Book Signing - The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, A Fresh Take on Tradition
Sep 2    10:00am    Third Street Promenade
Wellbeing/Buy Local Festival
Sep 12    11:00am    Civic Auditorium
Coastal Cleanup Education Day
Sep 16    9:30am    Beach (Central)
10th Annual AltCar Expo
Sep 18    10:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Sep 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep 19    9:00am    Beach (Central)
10th Annual AltCar Expo
Sep 19    10:00am    Other
Paul & Anna Cummins: A Father and Daughter in Conversation
Sep 24    7:00pm    Main Library
Citywide Yard Sale
Sep 26    8:00am    Other
Sustainable Movie Screening: DamNation
Sep 30    7:30pm    The Aero Theater
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Oct 10    9:00am    City Yards
Master Gardeners at the Market
Oct 17    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Free Compost Giveaway!
Nov 7    7:00am    City Yards
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
Nov 14    9:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Nov 21    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Dec 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jan 16    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Feb 20    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
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