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Report Water Waste

See a broken sprinkler, water running down the gutter, or any water waste in Santa Monica? Be a water hero!
Report Water Waste


Converting to Drip Irrigation - The Definitive Guide

As part of the continuing effort to foster sustainability, the Santa Monica Public Library's annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature selects the top works in the field.

In 2015 there are five Green Prize winners for Youth literature and four in the Adult category. In addition, author E.O. Wilson is being recognized as this year's Pioneer Award Winner. 

Click on any Green Prize Award winning book to see its availability in the library.

Major Water Savings Are Within Reach


Helping Boaters Keep It Clean

To prevent discharges of fuels and oil into our waterways, The Bay Foundation is offering free recycling of fuel and oil-soaked absorbent pads, and distribution of free absorbent pads. Two locations in Marina del Rey.
Press Release
Bay Foundation Website - Clean Boating


Pico Branch Library - Santa Monica's GREENEST Building!


Healthy Nail Salons Commended

City Officials and the California Healthy Nail Salon
Collaborative commend four Santa Monica salons.

CAP Document (6MB) pdf

All About the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ban

Sustainability Videos

The City of Santa Monica and the California Sustainability Alliance partnered to produce these sustainability shorts highlighting the City's leadership role in the green movement. Net Zero Energy showcases Solar Santa Monica, The Value of Trees looks at urban forestry management in Santa Monica, and A Tale of Two Carrots spotlights the S.M. Farmers Markets' successful push for sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on the local economy.


A Website for Sore Eyes

Take a gander at some gorgeous gardens, point and click on the plants you like and - voila! - you tap into a wealth of information on that particular plant species. Click again and you automatically compile a printable list of plants that can easily be handed-off to a landscaper or an attendant at your favorite nursery.
This tool will go a long way in helping you overcome some of the most significant hurdles in getting your sustainable landscape project started. 

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Landscape project compares Traditional vs. Santa Monica-Friendly gardens and the results are downright inspiring! Get the full story...
February 2016
Feb 16, Tuesday
10:30am - 11:30am
Matrix 2.0 Alt Water Use Launch Event
Feb 16, Tuesday
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Energy Efficiency Class (EE3) Commercial Building Science
Feb 20, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Feb 25, Thursday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
UCLA: Climate Change in Central Asia
Feb 27, Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Paper Shredding Event
March 2016
Mar 9, Wednesday
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Cowspiracy Screening
Mar 12, Saturday
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Landscape Rebate Training
Mar 19, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
April 2016
Apr 7, Thursday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Santa Monica Reads Special Event: How to Survive an Apocalypse
Apr 16, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Apr 21, Thursday
11:00am - 2:00pm
Sustainable Quality Awards
May 2016
May 21, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
June 2016
Jun 18, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
July 2016
Jul 16, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
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