“I think any goal this community sets for itself, and is willing to work to accomplish, will be accomplished… whether in my time or another time. That’s the beauty of this city.” Ken Edwards, Former City Council Member and Mayor
About Santa Monica
Population: 90,377 (2011)
Location: A beachfront city in western Los Angeles County that is situated on Santa Monica Bay. It is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast
From trash to treasure. Find out how Santa Monica is changing the
culture of its community with its zero waste strategies.
The City of Santa Monica prides itself of being an environmental
leader. In 2014, the city adopted the waste diversion goal of 95
percent by 2030, which exceeds the state’s goal of 65 percent.
Currently, the city diverts 77 percent of its waste from
The plan is for this 44-unit single-resident occupancy housing
project to be 100% energy self-sufficient using a mix of green
building and energy efficiency techniques and solar photovoltaic
generation. Visit the website to learn more.