Sustainability at SMC
Campus sustainability provides students who want to experience the challenge of solving real-world problems with opportunities to apply their learning in ways that prepare them for future careers. We believe institutions of higher education should “educate students for character and citizenship as much for commerce and career.” Our mission to prepare students for global citizenship necessitates educating them in principles of sustainability and engaging them in a step-by-step process of implementing such principles on a daily basis. SMC strives to be a leader in campus sustainability, which can be found in everything we do from campus facilities and buildings to student life including classes and degrees.
The Sustainability Center is a living laboratory with many green building features presented in an educational demonstration model.
Environmental Certificates and Degrees
Campus sustainability provides students with opportunities to apply their learning in ways that prepare them for future careers.
Recycling at SMC
The Recycling department collects SMC’s discarded items enabling them to be used as resources for new products thereby diverting the material from becoming waste and entering the landfill.
Learn More About:
Find a green job on campus, or explore the various career paths available in sustainability, researching general industry topics covered in the field, and finding employment in related industries.
Policies and Programs
Sustainable Facilities at SMC
Join one of our clubs!
Eco-Action Club, SMC Bike Club, Club Grow, Plastic Free SMC, Care Club.
Organic Learning Garden
Learn how to grow your own food, and achieve a better understanding of food systems!
Student Greening Workshop
Join us for a unique, peer-to-peer educational program where students learn about important environmental issues.
SMC Sustainability in the News
- A Learning and Healing Garden
- SMC's Corsair Market Feeds Food-Insecure Students
- SMC Creates a Sustainable Future
- SMC Grows Sustainable Technologies Program for Green Careers
1744 Pearl St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sustainability Center: Campus Map
Work for Us
If you qualify for Federal Work-Study through Financial Aid and are interested in a job at the Sustainability Center, please check the College Central Network for details.