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Office of Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainable Landscape Summer Series

June classes are cancelled. The 8/23 class for Landscape Professionals (CLCA M.W.E.L. Training) is still being held. Call 310-458-8972, x1 or email savewater@smgov.net for details.

  • 6/24/19: Landscape Transformation CANCELLED
  • 8/23/19 - CLCA M.W.E.L. Training. Location TBD

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On May 28, Council adopted the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan, setting a goal to achieve an 80% reduction (below 1990 levels) in community carbon emissions by 2030. During the meeting, Council directed staff to modify the plan to include additional measures and information. A final draft will be released shortly. To see the current draft plan here.

Recycle Center Closure

The last day of operation for the Recycling Center will be Friday, June 14, 2019.  The closure will not impact recycling collection services for residents and businesses.  Santa Monica residents who wish to recycle empty California Refund Value (CRV) bottles and cans may continue to place their recyclables in their recycling containers.  FAQ and more here.

Nearby Redemption Center Locations - customers who want to redeem their CRV beverage containers for cash can bring their items to the following locations:
  • Cheviot Hills - rePlanet Recycling at Von's, 9860 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • Culver City - rePlanet Recycling at Ralphs, 10772 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 

 

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The 2019 Sustainable Quality Awards

Thank you to everyone who came to the Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards event to support the 2019 winners, our local green business champions; and a special thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Debbie Levin.

The SQA’s have recognized 157 business with over 198 awards since 1995.  A majority of winners took a first step by participating in the City of Santa Monica’s Green Business Program – a FREE service for businesses located in Santa Monica in conjunction with Sustainable Works, a local non-profit. Get ready for next year's 25th awards by visiting Sustainable Works or Santa Monica Green Business Certification.

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Cash for Grass Rebate is back and better than ever!

Can we talk about the elephant in your yard? The one that keeps your water bill high and that you spend all that time mowing, feeding, and watering every week.  Get up to $6,000.  See details

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Rebates

Santa Monica has enhanced water conservation rebates.  Save water, natural gas and electricity with a new washer.
Rebates

Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance

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The new rules require food establishments to distribute food and beverages with marine degradable food service ware.


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Purchasing Decisions Made Easy - The Easy Guide website gets you the information to make sound procurement decisions, with product use protocols and more - all offered in easy to use, printable, format for staff across the entire organization.

2017 Municipal Operations Sustainability Report

Tracking our progress toward a sustainable future - Santa Monica has been a leader in setting goals for reducing resource consumption, like energy and water, and increasing the use of renewable energy and alternative fuels.  Download 2017 report (pdf). 

Multi-Unit Dwelling 
EV Charging Station Rebate Program

Now Accepting Applications
This rebate program was developed to support residents of multi-unit dwellings (MUDs) who are switching to electric vehicles.

Due to overwhelming interest, rebate funds are oversubscribed. You are still encouraged to fill out an application, and will be placed on the waiting list if your application is approved. Thank you for your interest and commitment to driving an EV!
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Santa Monica Plans to Triple Public Charger Stations by 2020

The plan provides a comprehensive strategy to increase access to public and private charging infrastructure, synchronize parking policies and develop outreach and education programs to increase awareness.  
Download plan (5MB pdf)
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ZNE for New Construction

  • All new low-rise residential buildings shall be designed to use 15% less energy than the allowed energy budget established by the 2016 California Energy Code, and achieve an Energy Design Rating of Zero.
  • All new high-rise residential buildings, non-residential buildings, hotels and motels shall be designed to use ten percent (10%) less energy than the allowed energy budget established by the 2016 California Energy Code.   

 

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Pico Branch Library - Santa Monica's GREENEST Building!





Events
July 2019
Jul 15, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Jul 20, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
August 2019
Aug 15, Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Women in Green Forum - 10th Annual
Aug 17, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Aug 19, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
September 2019
Sep 15, Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
COAST Open Streets Event
Sep 16, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
Sep 21, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
October 2019
Oct 19, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Oct 21, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
November 2019
Nov 16, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Nov 18, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
December 2019
Dec 16, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-2213 · TTY (310) 917-6626