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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

Beach=Culture: Innovative Design in the Post-Carbon City
Sep 23    6:30pm    Annenberg Community Beach House
Beyond Sustainability: Innovative Building Design in the Post-Carbon City
Sep 23    6:30pm    Other
Mike Brune and Ruskin Hartley: The Legacy of John Muir
Sep 24    7:00pm    Main Library
Fed Up - Movie Screening
Sep 25    7:30pm    Other
Composting the Easy Way
Sep 27    12:00pm    Fairview Branch
Free Compost Giveaway!
Sep 27    7:00am    City Yards
Front Porch Cinema on the Santa Monica Pier, "Higher", the Movie
Oct 2    7:00pm    Other
Front Porch Cinema on the Santa Monica Pier, "Frozen", the Movie
Oct 3    7:00pm    Other
Green Living Workshop
Oct 8    7:00pm    Main Library
Water
Oct 8    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
Oct 15    7:00pm    Main Library
Electricity
Oct 15    7:00pm    Main Library
Halloween Costume Swap
Oct 18    10:00am    Fairview Branch
Green Living Workshop
Oct 22    7:00pm    Main Library
Waste
Oct 22    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
Oct 29    7:00pm    Main Library
Chemicals
Oct 29    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
Nov 5    7:00pm    Main Library
Transportation
Nov 5    7:00pm    Main Library
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
Nov 8    9:00am    Other
Shopping & Food
Nov 12    7:00pm    Main Library
Green Living Workshop
Nov 12    7:00pm    Main Library
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Nov 15    9:00am    City Yards
Sustainable Landscape Architechture - Developing an Irrigation Plan
Nov 18    4:00pm    Other
Clothing & Textile Recycling
Dec 13    9:00am    City Yards
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