Well Being Buy Local FestivalBuy Local Give Local Week10th Annual Alt Car ExpoCoastal Clean-up DayGreen Prize for Sustainable LiteratureCitywide Yard SaleSustainable Movie DamNationFacebook: @SustainableSantaMonicaTwitter: @sustainableSMInstagram: @sustainableSM




Submit your short film and show you care! 

The Water: Take1 Online Short Film Contest is accepting submissions for the inaugural Santa Monica Vision Award, highlighting films and videos shot in and around the City of Santa Monica and addressing the topic of water. Short films under 5 minutes may be comedy, drama, documentary, animation, surfing, experimental. If you've made a film recently, or know someone who has, please submit and help spread the word. 

Deadline for submissions is December 14, 2015. Full details and submit/upload link.

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

Finding out what makes Santa Monica thrive.
New website: wellbeing.smgov.net


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!


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.

CAP Document (6MB) pdf

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

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...
December 2015
Dec 5, Saturday
10:00am - 1:00pm
Book Signing - The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, A Fresh Take on Tradition
Dec 12, Saturday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
1450 Ocean: Repair Cafe - bring your broken items to fix!
Dec 12, Saturday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Repair Cafe
Dec 12, Saturday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Westside Repair Cafe
Dec 19, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
January 2016
Jan 16, Saturday
7:00am - 2:00pm
Compost Giveaway
Jan 16, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jan 23, Saturday
9:00am - 3:00pm
Used Oil Recycling & Filter Exchange
February 2016
Feb 20, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
March 2016
Mar 19, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
April 2016
Apr 16, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
May 2016
May 21, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
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