The Center for Environmental & Urban Studies (CEUS)

SMC’s Center for Environmental & Urban Studies (CEUS) is a living laboratory for sustainability. Home to student environmental clubs and committees working on-campus sustainability initiatives and research, the CEUS helps promote sustainability throughout the SMC curriculum and support SMC’s sustainable technology certificate programs.

For information about the CEUS, please visit smc.edu/sustainability, call (310) 434-3909, or drop by 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica.

Demonstration Gardens – The CEUS features an all-native landscape and a demonstration vegetable garden. Nearby (at 1718 and 1724 Pearl St.) is “garden\garden” — a water-conservation experiment with the City of Santa Monica — with side-by-side gardens showing the difference in water use and maintenance when native plants are used. The Organic Learning Garden on SMC’s main campus hosts plots for students and staff to learn to grow their own food.

Sustainable Works

Sustainable Works — a nonprofit contracted by the City of Santa Monica and housed at the CEUS — offers programs that show individuals and businesses how to adopt sustainable practices. For information, please visit sustainableworks.org, call (310) 458-8716, or drop by the CEUS at 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica.

Student Sustainability Workshops at SMC – Free workshops highlighting issues and solutions concerning water, energy, waste, chemicals, transportation, shopping, and food. See the Sustainable Works website for details.

Green Business Program – Free environmental assessments, recommended actions, employee education sessions, implementation guidance, and encouragement for businesses to seek Green Certification. See Santa Monica Certified Green Business website for details.