SANTA MONICA—In conjunction with the “Sweet Sixteen” celebration of theSustainable City Plan, the city is also set to release its yearly Sustainable City Report Card. Along with the presentation of the report card, free events will be held for the general public at the Santa Monica Main Library. The report card will document Santa Monica’s steps towards being a fully sustainable city.
To begin the day’s events, a breakfast for invited guests will be held at the Martin Luther King Auditorium at the Santa Monica Main Library located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The breakfast will be hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Environment also known as OSE. Residents and visitors to the city are welcome to attend the public portion of the ceremony at the same location later on between 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The yearly report card takes into account how well the city has performed in eight different areas: resource conservation, transportation, environmental and public health, economic development, land use and open space, community education and civic participation, housing, and human dignity. Each area will be looked at in both quantitative and qualitative measures taking into account effort, which will receive its own grade.
For those wishing to go green and take public transit to the event the city’s Big Blue Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are library accessible. To learn more about the Sustainable City Plan please visitsmgov.net/departments/ose/