SMC Center for Environmental & Urban Studies (CEUS)

The CEUS — with a building that showcases green construction materials and practices — is a living laboratory for sustainability. It provides information to help individuals apply sustainability to their personal lives and careers. The CEUS is home to student environmental clubs and committees working on campus sustainability initiatives and research. The CEUS also helps promot​e sustainability throughout the SMC curriculum and support SMC's sustainable technology certificate programs.

The CEUS is also headquarters for Sustainable Works and the popular sustainability workshops available to students as extra credit in selected courses. sustainableworks.org/smc

Demonstration 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 plots for students and staff to experiment and learn to grow and harvest their own food.

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