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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

Free Class - California Friendly Landscape Training
Mar 28    11:00am    Other
Get Ready for Summer Gardening
Mar 31    3:00pm    Pico Branch
Green Living Workshop
Apr 1    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
Apr 8    7:00pm    Main Library
Free Class - California Friendly Landscape Training
Apr 11    11:00am    Other
Free Compost Giveaway!
Apr 11    7:00am    City Yards
Sustainable Quality Awards Luncheon
Apr 16    11:00am    Other
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
Apr 18    9:00am    Other
SMC Environmental and Urban Issues Lecture Series
Apr 21    6:45pm    Santa Monica College
Green Living Workshop
Apr 28    7:00pm    Main Library
Spring Green Expo
Apr 30    8:30am    Other
SMC Environmental and Urban Issues Lecture Series
May 5    6:45pm    Santa Monica College
Green Living Workshop
May 5    7:00pm    Main Library
Santa Monica Festival
May 9    11:00am    Other
Green Living Workshop
May 12    7:00pm    Main Library
SMC Environmental and Urban Issues Lecture Series
May 19    6:45pm    Santa Monica College
Green Living Workshop
May 19    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
May 26    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
Jun 2    7:00pm    Main Library
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Jun 13    9:00am    City Yards
Free Compost Giveaway!
Jul 18    7:00am    City Yards
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
Jul 25    9:00am    Other
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