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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

Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Jul 4    9:00am    Other
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Jul 16    7:00pm    Other
Free Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling
Jul 28    9:00am    City Yards
Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Aug 1    9:00am    Other
Saturday Morning at the Community Garden
Aug 11    9:00am    Offsite Location
Pickling for Kids
Aug 18    10:00am    Fairview Branch Library
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Aug 20    7:00pm    Other
Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Sep 5    9:00am    Other
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Sep 17    7:00pm    Other
Santa Monica Green Business Tour
Oct 3    9:00am    Other
Compost Giveaway
Oct 6    7:00am    City Yards
COAST Open Streets Festival
Oct 7    10:00am    Main Street
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Oct 15    7:00pm    Other
Free Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling
Oct 20    9:00am    City Yards
Used Oil Filer Exchange
Nov 3    9:00am    Other
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Nov 19    7:00pm    Other
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Dec 17    7:00pm    Other
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