On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., the Santa Monica Public Library will present the fifth annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature Awards at the Sense & Sustainability program.
This year, the library will award prizes in 10 categories. The 2011 Green Prize Pioneer Award, which honors a writer who has paved the way for discourse on sustainable issues, will go to Bill McKibben, the author of dozens of books, and founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org.
At Sense & Sustainability, learn to make sense of sustainability with local experts and Green Prize recipients discussing current sustainable trends: buying and eating local, the commons as a way of life, rogue efforts for sustainable policies, and grassroots action.
The discussion will incorporate the 2011 Green Prize-winning books, selected as the best green titles of the previous year. A reception will follow the program, which is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis.