The Santa Monica Public Library has begun a six-week Green Living Workshop series, which provides the latest “eco-info” and offers advice on saving up to $200 a year on utility costs and cutting landfill waste by up to 50 percent.

The Green Living Workshop, which started Wednesday, October 3rd, meets each Wednesday through November 7th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s second floor multipurpose room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

The six-week series is offered by Sustainable Works.

Each session focuses on a different topic — water, energy, waste, chemicals, transportation and travel, and shopping and food.

Participants receive free resource-saving tools such as water-saving shower heads, energy-saving light bulbs and reusable shopping bags.

Additional workshops are scheduled next year, starting January 16th, March 5th, April 23rd and June 11th.

The program is free and open to the public.

Participants can sign up now but class space is limited.

Registration, Barent Roth at Sustainable Works, (310) 458-8716 ext. 1, or roth_barent@

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