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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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Public Comment Closed April 1, 2019 

View the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) 

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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.
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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). 

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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
May 2019
May 20, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
May 21, Tuesday
3:45pm - 5:45pm
Sustainable Santa Monica Student Poster Contest Event
May 29, Wednesday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Paris to Pittsburgh - Aero Film Screening
June 2019
Jun 15, Saturday
9:30am - 1:00pm
Master Gardeners at the Market
Jun 17, Monday
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Task Force on the Environment Meeting
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 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
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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