​​​​​​​​​​​​​Santa Monica College is one of the greenest in the nation. Sustainability can be found in everything we do from buildings to student life including classes and degrees...it's part of our culture. 

​Environmental Certificates and Degrees

Associates Degrees in:

  • Environmental Studies (AS)
  • Enviro Science (AA)

Certificates in:

  • Photovoltaic Installation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Recycling Resource Management​​

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Eco Clubs

Club Grow

Manages the Organic Learning Garden on campus and teaches students how to grow their own food. Meets Tuesdays 11:15 @ Organic Learning Garden. (Email: smc.clubgrow@gmail.com)

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SMC Bike Club

Building campus bike culture, teaching repair and safety skills, leading group rides, repairing students’ bikes, and supporting bike initiatives. Meets Thursdays 11:15am @ Bike Lot on Pearl St. (Email: smcollegebike@gmail.com​)

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Eco Action Club

We raise awareness about sustainability issues on campus, host events and perform environmental research projects. Meets Thursdays @ 11:15 @ CEUS – 1744 Pearl St. (Email:

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​Plastic Free SMC

Works on initiatives to reduce disposable plastics on campus. Meets Thursdays  11:15 @ CEUS — 1744 Pearl St. (Email: plasticfreesmc@gmail.com​)

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                            Special Events                                          Zero Waste Program 


Buildings and Facilities

All new buildings will be built to LEED Gold or higher



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