SMC Center for
Environmental & Urban Studies
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
lives and career paths.
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
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
call (310) 434-3909,
or drop by 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica.