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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

Master Gardeners at the Market
Apr 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
California Friendly Landscape Training
Apr 19    11:30am    Other
Irrigation Scheduling - Sustainable Landscape Professionals
Apr 22    4:00pm    Other
Green Living Workshop
Apr 22    7:00pm    Main Library
Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride
Apr 26    9:00am    Other
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Apr 26    9:00am    City Yards
Heal the Bay's Earth Month Festival
Apr 26    8:00am    Beach (Central)
Sustainable Landscape Architechture - Developing a Hardscape Plan
Apr 29    4:00pm    Other
Green Living Workshop
Apr 29    7:00pm    Main Library
Santa Monica Farmers Market Panel Series: Savoring the Fruits of Your Labor
May 1    7:00pm    Main Library
NatureBridge Southern California Hike-A-Thon
May 3    8:00am    Other
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things with Cy Tymony
May 3    1:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
May 6    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
May 13    7:00pm    Main Library
Master Gardeners at the Market
May 17    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Green Living Workshop
May 20    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
May 27    7:00pm    Main Library
Free Compost Giveaway!
Jun 7    7:00am    City Yards
Santa Monica Festival 2014
Jun 14    11:00am    Clover Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jun 21    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jul 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Jul 19    9:00am    City Yards
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
Jul 26    9:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Aug 16    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Free Compost Giveaway!
Sep 27    7:00am    City Yards
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