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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

Hope for Our Planet: The Movement to Stop Climate Change
Apr 27    1:00pm    Main Library
Sustainable Quality Awards Event
Apr 30    11:00am    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
May 18    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
May 20    7:00pm    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jun 15    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Jun 17    7:00pm    Other
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Jul 15    7:00pm    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jul 20    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Aug 17    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Aug 19    7:00pm    Other
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Sep 16    7:00pm    Other
Master Gardeners at the Market
Sep 21    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
Master Gardeners at the Market
Oct 19    9:30am    Virginia Avenue Park
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