Recycling & Resource Management
About the Recycling and Resource Management Program
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle for a Living with a Career in Resource Management
As more cities and businesses develop sustainability policies, there is an increased need for trained staff who can properly manage organizational resources as well as initiate effective environmental programs on local and domestic fronts. Santa Monica College offers education and real-world training in recycling and resource management that help support individuals; communities; and companies reduce their waste, save money, and operate more efficiently.
Make connections between how historical events helped shape consumerism, and how other social phenomena influence our modern throw-away culture. Learn how current local and domestic national legislation impact zero-waste, landfill diversion, recycling, composting and resource management. Tap into key issues surrounding our carbon footprint, consumer laws, cultural mindsets, and gain opportunities to connect with community partners on these topics.
Earn a departmental certificate or extend your coursework to earn a state-approved recycling and resource management certificate. Make a difference and play an influential role in how local communities and businesses work together to resolve global climate change.
Potential Career Options
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