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A Look Into Our Green Future

On Thursday, June 18th at 9:30 AM the Santa Monica MoveOn.org Council will present a special media event to recognize Green Businesses in Santa Monica and promote the Waxman/Markey Clean Energy Bill in Congress.

Highlighting the event will be speeches by Ken Genser, Mayor of Santa Monica; Kevin McKeown, City Council Member; a ceremony recognizing Green Businesses; a reception for these businesses and the press at the Lobster Restaurant; and Free Rides on Pacific Park’s Solar Ferris Wheel (the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel).

The event will celebrate Santa Monica Pier’s 100th Anniversary by honoring the Pier’s central role in the Greening of Santa Monica. The Pier is home to Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment, the Green award-winning Lobster Restaurant, the Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel, the Heal the Bay Aquarium, and SMURRF (Santa Monica urban runoff recycling facility) — all of which will be recognized at the event. In addition, MoveOn is identifying other local Green businesses for recognition with the assistance of Sustainable Works (a Santa Monica non-profit environmental education program).



Boys & Girls Clubs Of Santa Monica Has A New Clubhouse

Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica is proud to announce the grand opening of its latest state-of-the art Clubhouse, located at the John Adams Middle School.  This new Branch continues the Club organization’s 65-year tradition of providing high-quality youth development service that enables all young people, especially those who need help the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Over eight years in the making, the location of the JAMS Club was carefully selected due to its proximity to thousands of struggling families in need of affordable, quality after school services.  The architectural plans were strategically designed in order to create a positive, safe environment that is both inviting and engaging to its young members.

“It’s an honor to open the doors of the new JAMS Clubhouse, as we’ll now triple the number of youth we currently serve in Pico – one of the toughest neighborhoods in Santa Monica,” said Allan Young, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.  “With educational tools, social recreation activities, leadership programs and more, I know this Clubhouse will be instrumental in bringing positive change to these kids, their families and the community at large.”

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