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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

Halloween Costume Swap
Oct 1    4:00pm    Pico Branch
Beach=Culture, 6:00pm: Land Art Generator Initiative exhibit and discussion
Oct 4    6:00pm    Annenberg Community Beach House
Free Paper Shredding
Oct 8    9:00am    All Branches
Master Gardeners at the Market
Oct 15    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Ian Scheffler presents Cracking the Cube
Oct 25    7:00pm    Main Library
Community Climate Action Summit
Oct 29    11:00am    Other
Clean Energy - Sustainable Santa Monica Free Tour
Nov 2    9:00am    Other
Free Compost Giveaway
Nov 5    7:00am    All Branches
Used Oil Filter Exchange
Nov 12    9:00am    All Branches
Master Gardeners at the Market
Nov 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Repair Cafe - bring your broken items to fix!
Dec 3    12:00pm    Palisades Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Dec 17    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jan 21    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Feb 18    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Mar 18    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
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