Sustainable Works, along with the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment is very excited to announce the 9th Annual Sustainable Santa Monica Student Poster Contest!
The Poster Contest is open to all K-12 students who attend school and/or live in Santa Monica. Each year, students use art to investigate a theme of sustainability relevant to Santa Monica. This year’s theme is Saving Energy Today for a Brighter Tomorrow. Sustainable Works will be scheduling 20 minute presentations to share the principles of sustainability in Santa Monica as it relates to this year’s theme.
Bellow is a flyer with the contest rules, selection process and information on submitting posters. To help us continue to grow this wonderful event, we welcome your help in spreading the word to your contacts and encouraging participation!
Prizes for winning posters include $10 – $100 gift cards. The winning posters will be displayed in the of City of Santa Monica, helping to further showcase our budding young artists while raising awareness of the benefits of energy conservation.
- March 31st: Deadline for Poster Submissions
- Early April: Winning Posters selected
- May: Contest awards ceremony and celebration to honor student winners and all participants. Gift bags and raffles for all!
If you have any questions, please contact Gina Garcia at gina.garcia@sustainablework
Newly reschedule for January 30th!
Join us for a conversation with LAPD, CHP, and bicycle collision attorney Jim Pocrass about traffic laws, walking, and bicycling in LA. Presented by LACBC, Pocrass & De Los Reyes Bicycle Law, Los Angeles Walks, and the Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance, we’ll discuss what are some of the new laws we need to know and issues of concern for people walking and biking in LA today? What about Vision Zero and the enforcement components? Each panelist will share their perspective to start the conversation and will be followed by Q&A with the audience.
Attendance is free and open to all.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served before the panel discussion begins.
- Jim Pocrass Esq. – Pocrass & de Los Reyes LLP
- Officer Andrew Cullen – Los Angeles Police Department, Traffic Coordination Section
- Officer Leland Tang – California Highway Patrol, West Valley Area
6:30 pm – Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Panel discussion
Bicycle parking – use racks out front
Metro stations – Pershing Square, 7th St. & Metro Center
Automobile parking – street parking and off-street lots.
Santa Monica Spoke contingent participating with the 2017 Homeless Count – Join us?
Volunteer for the City of Santa Monica’s 2017 Homeless Count!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 10:30PM – 2:30AM
Due to overwhelming response, volunteer registration will close
Friday, January 13 at 5:00PM (today)
St. Monica Catholic Community – Grand Pavilion
725 California Avenue, Santa Monica
To participate in the Homeless Count in other countywide neighborhoods on
January 24, 25 (Westside Communities) and January 26
please visit > LASHA Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
Please join us on January 9 and give input on what you think about proposed walking and biking enhancements for eastern section and connections of MANGo near Edison Language Academy. Whether you live in the area or use MANGo as a connection to your destinations your input is welcome.
Discussions will include:
- Curb extensions at Stewart St./Kansas Ave., Virginia Ave./27th St., and Kansas Ave. mid-block
- Median extension at Pico Blvd./30th St./Dorchester St., eliminating left turns off Pico Blvd. and through traffic across Pico Blvd.
- Traffic circle at Delaware Ave./22nd St.
Please join the City of Santa Monica for a COMMUNITY FORUM on Monday January 9th – Drop by anytime between 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Community Corporation of Santa Monica Community Room (2345 Virginia Avenue)
Información en español – Páse en cualquier momento entre 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Wishing you all a HAPPY, HEALTHY, SAFE and PROSPEROUS 2017
We invite you to join us in our mission.
Santa Monica Spoke is dedicated to improving biking in the City of Santa Monica. We are your community based nonprofit working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.
Join the team Volunteer@SMSpoke.org
Become a Member or click below to help support our work with a donation.
December 21, 2016 Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer, City Manager Rick Cole, Councilmembers Kevin McKeown and Pam O’Connor, along with Mobility and Transportation Manger Francie Stefan, Santa Monica Spoke, Climate Action Santa Monica, Breeze Bike Share, the City of Santa Monica Mobility Division and the community welcomed a new real-time bike counter to Main Street. It is not only a symbol of Santa Monica’s commitment to multimodal and it’s support of people who bike — it will provide important data by tallying each cyclist riding in the Main Street bike lanes daily and annually in real-time. This real time data will be added to the City’s bi-annual bike counts that help inform as we build out a more bikeable Santa Monica.
The reverse side includes wayfinding information to make navigating the city more convenient.
Today is #CarFreeFriday — if you bike — go get counted!
May all your holidays be Bikey and Bright!
Santa Monica gets a real time data collecting with our
new Bike Counter on Main Street
in support of multimodal transportation and biking
Full gallery in our Flickr album
Real-Time Bike Information Hits Main Street Wednesday December 20th, 2016
New bike counter will track bikers as they pass City Hall
north and southbound
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A real-time bike counter is being installed on Main Street in front of City Hall this week to better understand the number of people getting around the city on bike while also displaying to bikers that their choice to bike counts! The counter is connected to sensors in the green lanes on Main Street, both northbound and southbound. This fun visual feedback encourages cycling and is part of the GoSaMo campaign to equip, excite, and inform everyone of new mobility options.
JOIN US TO CELEBRATE!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19, noon – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1685 Main Street, near Breeze Bike Share Station (before Main St. bridge)
WHO: Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole will join Santa Monica Spoke, Climate Action Santa Monica, and Breeze Bike Share for a short “bike counter” welcome event.
To learn more about the bike totem, visit http://www.eco-compteur.com/en/products/realtime-display/item/247.