SMC's Fall Environmental Lecture Series Kicks Off

CEUs headquartersSanta Monica College’s Fall 2013 Environmental Issues Lecture Series encompasses topics such as keeping organics out of landfills and environmental ethics for global citizens. The lecture series is free and seating is on a first-arrival basis. All lectures are at 6:30 p.m. in Room 263 of the Humanities & Social Science Building on SMC’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
The series is sponsored by SMC’s Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUs). The center--which is open to the public--features displays, a library and information center, video collection, native garden, and other services and activities related to environmental and urban studies. SMC has been offering courses in environmental and urban studies since fall 2001.
The lineup in the Fall 2013 Environmental Issues Lecture Series is:
  • Oct. 1 – “Environmental Ethics for Global Citizens” – SMC Professor Amber Katherine discusses issues and themes at the intersection of environmental ethics and global citizenship.
  • Oct. 22 – “The Organics Project: Environmental Implications of Landfilling Food Scraps and Yard Waste” – Find out what happens to food scraps and yard trimmings, and efforts under way to keep organics out of landfills.
  • Nov. 5 – “Pier Visioning… The Next Hundred Years” – Santa Monica Pier Manager Rod Merl and City Engineer Selim Eren talk everything Pier: improvement projects, upcoming events, and visioning for the future.
  • Nov. 26 – “Denny Zane Moves LA” – Move LA Executive Director and former Santa Monica mayor shares how LA is creating a transportation model for the nation, and the dramatic opportunities for Southern California going forward.
For information, go to or call (310) 434-4743.