This month the Santa Monica Public Library will begin the first of four six-week “green living workshops.”

The first workshop series, which is scheduled on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s second floor Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., will be held between Jan. 12 and Feb. 16.

Workshops are also offered from March 2 through April 6; April 20 through May 25; and June 8 through July 13. Additional workshops will follow in the second half of the year.

Each green living workshop is a six-week series provided by Sustainable Works, a nonprofit environmental education organization whose mission is to foster a culture of sustainability in cities, colleges, and businesses.

Each session focuses on a different topic: water, energy, waste, chemicals, transportation and travel, and shopping and food. Participants will receive free resource saving tools such as water saving showerheads, energy saving light bulbs, and reusable shopping bags.

The series includes the latest eco-information, and offers advice on saving up to $200 a year on utility costs and cutting landfill waste by up to 50 percent, a Sustainable Works spokesperson said.

The programs are free and open to the public. Class space is limited. To register,

Information, (310) 458-8600, or