This Saturday! April 26, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Kidical Mass

A family bike ride celebrating kids' biking and Santa Monica's bike-friendly streets! This year's theme - Community Gardens and Parks. Costumes, prizes, free pizza party!  Event Flyer 

Trade in your old, gas-powered lawn mower for a high-performance electric mower and save hundreds! Electric mowers are quieter, energy efficient and far less polluting. Sponsored by the South Coast Air Management District. Pre-registration is required, visit or call 1-888-425-6247.
Event Flyer

AP "Big Story" on One of Our Very Own

AP Video - Water Independence

Healthy Nail Salons Commended

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



Save the Date - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Join us at the annual awards luncheon, celebrating sustainable businesses in Santa Monica, since 1995.

Students and Teachers - It's Curious Contraption Time!

It takes real science and engineering skills to build the most elaborate and hilarious machines imaginable to perform a simple task. Heal the Bay and The Santa Monica Pier are hosting a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest in the fall so now is the time to start planning and creating.
Rube Goldberg Machine Contest pdf

Safer Personal Care Products

The Skin Deep mobile app from the Environmental Working Group empowers you with safety and health information on over 78,000 products that you can check while you shop.

CAP Document (6MB) pdf

Santa Monica Wellbeing Project WINS Bloomberg Challenge!

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge invited cities to propose innovative solutions to entrenched problems. Five cities, out of over 300 were selected for a prize.  Santa Monica won a $1 million dollar prize to fund the Wellbeing Project.  

Green Building Innovations at 2602 Broadway



Replacing older toilets can reduce water use by 20% or more.  Santa Monica residents may be eligible for a $50 rebate for installing toilets that have the EPA WaterSense Label.  These new toilets use just 1.28 gallons per flush or less and are tested for high-efficiency and performance. Prices start around $120.
To get a rebate, go to; 1-888-376-3314. Rebates are limited. A copy of the receipt and the water bill are required.  Rebates take about six weeks to process.
That's a lot of transportation and environmental costs to pay for something that we already have coming out of the tap.
All About the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ban

New Short Films

The City of Santa Monica and the California Sustainability Alliance have partnered to produce three new terrific 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...
Buying Recycled - check out the great site that the State of California set up. RecycleStore showcases innovative recycled-content products and puts you in touch directly with their manufacturers.
April 2014
Apr 26, Saturday
8:00am - 3:00pm
Heal the Bay's Earth Month Festival
Apr 26, Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Apr 26, Saturday
9:00am - 12:30pm
Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride
Apr 29, Tuesday
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Sustainable Landscape Architechture - Developing a Hardscape Plan
Apr 29, Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Green Living Workshop
May 2014
May 1, Thursday
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Santa Monica Farmers Market Panel Series: Savoring the Fruits of Your Labor
May 3, Saturday
8:00am - 11:00am
NatureBridge Southern California Hike-A-Thon
May 3, Saturday
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things with Cy Tymony
May 6, Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Green Living Workshop
May 13, Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Green Living Workshop
May 17, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
May 20, Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Green Living Workshop
May 27, Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Green Living Workshop
June 2014
Jun 7, Saturday
7:00am - 2:00pm
Free Compost Giveaway!
Jun 14, Saturday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Santa Monica Festival 2014
Jun 21, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
July 2014
Jul 19, Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Free Paper Shredding & Electronics Recycling
Jul 19, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jul 26, Saturday
9:00am - 3:00pm
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
August 2014
Aug 16, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
September 2014
Sep 27, Saturday
7:00am - 2:00pm
Free Compost Giveaway!
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