Sustainability

Workshop Member Resources

 

 

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Website: sustainableworks.org
Phone: 310-458-8716
Email: sgp@sustainableworks.org
Address: 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Sustainability Center)

Welcome to the Student Sustainability Workshops!

Sustainability Workshop Members

Workshop Resources

Syllabus/Workshop Schedule 

By participating in the Workshops, participants agree to adhere to the outlined requirements on the syllabus to successfully complete the Workshop. 

Signups for the Fall 2022 Student Greening Workshops will begin Tuesday, September 13th, and close Friday, September 23rd!

To sign up, go to www.sustainableworks.org/sgp. A signup button will be available starting Tuesday, September 13th. The workshops will close Friday, September 23rd at 5pm. 

There are online and in-person classes to choose from on the schedule. Please choose the best workshop time and location for you Starting on Tuesday, September 13th.

Fall 2022 Workshops start the week of Monday, September 26th, and run through the week of November 17th.

Weekly Breakdown

Workshop #1: Introduction - Read Intro & Water Chapters, Complete "Before" Student Sustainability Survey and write down results from the Ecological Footprint Quiz.

Workshop #2: Water - Implement 3 Water Action Items, Read Energy Chapter, Project #1 Assigned

Workshop #3: Energy - Implement 3 Energy Action Items, Read Waste & Shopping Chapter, Project #1 Due, Project #2 Assigned

Workshop #4: Waste/Shopping - Implement 3 Waste and Shopping Action Items, Read Chemicals Chapter, Project #2 Due

Workshop #5: Chemicals - Implement 3 Chemicals Action Items, Read Transportation Chapter, and Project #3 assigned. Look up a personal care product on the Environmental Working Group "Skin Deep" Database

Workshop #6: Transportation - Implement 3 Transportation Action Items, Read Food Chapter, Project #3 Due

Workshop #7: Food - Implement 3 Food Action Items. Volunteer Form due. Complete "After" Student Sustainability Survey to see how you've improved. Turn in any make-up assignments to student leaders by next week. 

Workshop #8: Wrap Up - Make-up assignments and "After" Survey are due. 

Worksbook

Read the Chapters as assigned on the syllabus or above on the Weekly Breakdown section. Click a chapter to download:

Surveys

Volunteer Opportunities

To successfully complete the Workshops, students must complete 3 hours of community service with an organization on the community service list provided by Sustainable Works. If you are unable to complete the community service, please speak with your Workshop leader regarding the option of 3 at home projects. 

 

At Home Projects

  • Project #1 - Local Volunteer Organization
  • Project #2 - Renewable Energy 
  • Project #3 - Environmental Law

Community Service Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are listed below, remember to always register beforehand to volunteer. We recommend registering a couple of weeks beforehand to guarantee your spot. Make sure to take your volunteer form with you to the event so that the volunteer coordinator/supervisor can sign it. Volunteer hours must be a minimum of 3 hours. 

    • TreePeople: Click on the link to view TreePeople's volunteer calender. Select a time slot that you can attend and register to volunteer. Make sure the event is a minimum of 3 hours long. 
    • LACompost: Click on the link to view LACompost's volunteer calender. Select a time slot that you can attend and register to volunteer. Make sure the event is a minimum of 3 hours long. 
    • Garden School Foundation: Click on the link to view the volunteer calendar. Select a time slot that you can attend and register to volunteer. Make sure the event is a minimum of 3 hours long. 
    • Amigos De Los Rios: Click on the link to view the volunteer calendar. Select a time slot that you can attend and register to volunteer. Make sure the event is a minimum of 3 hours long. 
    • Surfrider Foundation: Click on the link to view the volunteer calendar. Select a time slot that you can attend and register to volunteer. Please make sure you complete 3 hrs of community service total.