SMC Center for Environmental & Urban Studies
SMC Center for Environmental & Urban Studies (CEUS) is a living laboratory for sustainability. It showcases innovative green building materials and practices, and provides information to help individuals apply sustainability to their personal lives and career paths.
As the hub of sustainability on campus, the CEUS is home to five student environmental clubs and committees working on campus sustainability initiatives and research. The CEUS also works to promote sustainability throughout the SMC curriculum and support SMC’s Sustainable Technology certificate programs (see www.smc.edu/stp for details).
The CEUS offers tours, information about environmental events and organizations, and an extensive library of books, videos, and even seeds. The CEUS is also headquarters for Sustainable Works and the popular sustainability workshops available to students as extra credit in selected courses.
Gardens – The CEUS features an all-native landscape, rain barrels, and demonstration vegetable garden. A few doors down (at 1718 and 1724 Pearl St.) is “garden\garden”—a joint water-conservation experiment with the City of Santa Monica—with two side-by-side residential gardens showing the difference in water use and maintenance when native plants are used. In the center of SMC’s main campus, the Organic Learning Garden hosts 14 plots for students and staff to experiment and learn to grow and harvest their own food.
For information about the CEUS, please visit
www.smc.edu/ceus, call (310) 434-3909,
or drop by 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica.