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News, Green, Santa Monica, Energy, Solar

Santa Monica To Begin Home Energy Renovation Opportunity

Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am

Santa Monica is reportedly expected to implement the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) within its city limits later this month.

News, Environment, Green, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica, City Hall, Sustainability

Six Honored At Sustainable Quality Awards

Posted May. 4, 2012, 1:36 am

Six local companies were honored May 2 at the 17th annual Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) held here at Santa Monica’s Sheraton Delfina, as the E...

Samohi's Car Team claims 1st Place at the 2011-12 QuikSCience Challenge, a regional environmental science ocean stewardship competition sponsored by USC and Quiksilver, Inc.

News, Samohi, Green, Santa Monica, Electric Car

Samohi Saving The Planet - One Car At A Time

Posted Apr. 18, 2012, 10:49 am

Santa Monica High School’s "Car Team" students of Team Marine won First Place out of 35 high schools in the 2011-12 QuikSCience Challenge, a regi...

A rendering of Ocean Park Boulevard’s  “Green Street” project at 4th Street looking east.

News, Environment, Green, Santa Monica, Events, Tours, Green Street

Group To Host "Green Street" Tour On April 19

Posted Apr. 18, 2012, 4:50 am

The Westside Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) is proud to present a guided tour of two Green Street sites a...

News, Environment, Green, Santa Monica, Library

Entries Now Being Accepted For The Sixth Annual Green Prize For Sustainable Literature

Posted Feb. 7, 2012, 2:17 am

The sixth annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature is now accepting entries. The Green Prize is sponsored by the Santa Monica Public Li...

A rendering of Ocean Park Boulevard’s  “Green Street” project at 4th Street looking east.

News, City Council, Ocean Park, Green, Transportation, Biking

Ocean Park Streetscape Project Breaks Ground

Posted Dec. 18, 2011, 12:57 am

The damp weather was no match for the good vibes felt at the Ocean Park Branch Library on Monday when Santa Monica elected and community officials ...

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has been nine years in the making.

News, Downtown, Green, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Video, Santa Monica

Shore Hotel Opens In Santa Monica With Virtually A Clean Carbon Footprint

Posted Oct. 21, 2011, 12:07 am

The family behind Santa Monica’s brand new Shore Hotel says they have raised the environment bar when it comes to creating a virtual clean footpr...

The Santa Monica Civic Center displayed new cars and ATVs that use alternative energy this past weekend for the 6th Annual AltCar Expo.

Life And Arts, Green, Video, Transportation, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Civic Center

AltCar Expo Takes Over Santa Monica Civic Center

Posted Oct. 2, 2011, 2:41 pm

Toyota brought the Prius. Nissan brought the Leaf. Chevrolet brought the Volt. But also on-site was the Coda, the Trexa and the Fisker as ne...

Ecologico Logic Inc. demonstrates the abilities of The Muncher, an aerobic organic waste compost system capable of reducing the volume of waste by almost 80 percent, Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, July 28, 2011. The Muncher, which took almost a decade to engineer, boasts its ability to reduce pollution, lower landfill costs, and convert solid refuse into nutrient-rich liquids, such as plant food, which can be re-used.

News, Green, Business, Video, Santa Monica, Technology

New Technology Creates Green Products and Jobs

Posted Jul. 31, 2011, 3:14 pm

Ecologico Logic, Inc., brought a large metal prototype to the Santa Monica Civic Center parking lot on July 28. They said this machine will be revo...

Green Building

Green, Santa Monica

Green Building Materials Sources

Posted Jul. 18, 2011, 8:08 am

If you’re building a home or making improvements to your home, you can save money and build greener by using recycled building materials. While S...

Charlotte Biren and Jenna Perelman, received the President’s Enviromental Youth Award for their leadership of Samohi’s Solar Alliance.

Samohi, Green, Opinion, Santa Monica, Biking

Santa Monica High School Students Inspire Thought About Environment

Posted Jul. 3, 2011, 2:07 am

Charlotte Biren and Jenna Perelman have been thinking about the natural environment and preparing to be environmental stewards since their elementa...

Studio of artist Lynn Hanson, featured on the tour, with a garden that is a haven for butterflies, bees and parched souls.

Life And Arts, Environment, Venice, Green, Video, Housing

Another Successful Garden Tour in Venice

Posted May. 9, 2011, 10:26 am

The 18th Annual Venice Garden Tour brought in people from all over on Saturday afternoon. The tour featured 31 homes and gardens that were m...

News, Environment, Green, Video, Santa Monica, Housing

Alt Build Expo Shows How To Go Green

Posted May. 6, 2011, 2:45 pm

The 8th annual Alt Build Expo raided the Civic Auditorium on Friday afternoon. The Expo brings in businesses who specialize in green living....

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Laurel Rosen (right) announced an award with Mayor Richard Bloom (left) at the 2011 Sustainable Quality Awards in Santa Monica.

News, Awards, Environment, Green, Video, Santa Monica

Sustainable Awards Point to a Future of Quality in Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 28, 2011, 2:06 am

The 16th Annual Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) were held at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica on April 27. The ceremony honored local business...

News, Environment, Green, Beach, Video, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC Students Clean the Beach

Posted Apr. 23, 2011, 12:04 am

It was Earth Day on Friday, and 88 members of Santa Monica College's EcoAction Club and Sustainable Works went to the beach... to clean. The...

Life And Arts, Awards, Green, Video, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education

Members of SMC Faculty Recognized for Efforts Toward Garden

Posted Apr. 20, 2011, 7:54 am

After five years of asking, Santa Monica College is getting their organic learning garden. The decision came because of two strong members o...

he flaming yellow XPrize car won grand awards recently and was a huge photo favorite at the AltCar Expo.

News, Green, Transportation

Electric Vehicles Charge Up Santa Monica's Alt Car Expo

Posted Oct. 2, 2010, 8:46 am

Alternative vehicle test-drives, on-site purchase options, information booths, and expert panel discussions offered the public cutting-edge informa...

Life And Arts, Dining, Green

City’s Take Out Food Container Program Recognized

Posted Jul. 30, 2010, 6:02 am

The City of Santa Monica was awarded the 2010 Outstanding Waste Prevention Award from the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) for its g...

The Village.

News, City Council, Planning Commission, City Government, Development, Green

Moving Forward on Capital Improvement Projects

Posted Jul. 28, 2010, 1:37 am

Capital improvement projects make up a big part of Santa Monica’s budget and in most cases the city seeks input from the community during the pla...

At noon the “One Planet Parade" marched down Ocean Front walk led by a large goose display with elaborately dressed performers and children calling for a plastic bag ban in tow at the 2010 Venice Eco-Fest on Venice Beach and boardwalk.

Life And Arts, Venice, Green, Beach

Green Revolution at Venice Beach

Posted Jul. 10, 2010, 5:49 am

Eco-conscious activists stormed the Venice Boardwalk with a green festival boasting sustainable wears, live world music, and like-minded celebritie...

News, Venice, Green

Burts in Venice

Posted May. 25, 2010, 6:30 am

April marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and Burt's Bees, a line of all natural personal care products&recycled packaging, started celebr...

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