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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

Mobility - Sustainable Santa Monica Free Tour
Jul 6    9:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jul 16    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Making a Future for Earth with Sharon Markenson
Jul 16    1:00pm    Main Library
Repair Cafe - bring your broken items to fix!
Aug 6    12:00pm    Palisades Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Aug 20    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Green Building - Sustainable Santa Monica Free Tour
Sep 7    9:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Sep 17    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Oct 15    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Clean Energy - Sustainable Santa Monica Free Tour
Nov 2    9:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Nov 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Dec 17    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
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