Workshop Member Resources



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Phone: 310-458-8716
Address: 1744 Pearl Street, SM, CA 90405 (Center for Environmental and Urban Studies)

Welcome to the Student Sustainability Workshops!

Sustainability Workshop Members


At-Home Projects

Typically workshop members must complete 3 hours of community service with an organization on the community service list provided by Sustainable Works. However, during the Spring 2021 semester, this requirement will instead be fulfilled by 3 at-home projects. Details on these projects will be sent once the workshop begins.


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​Syllabus/Workshop Schedule​

  • Blank Syllabus Spring 2021 - Will become available once the workshops begin 
  • Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule​​​​​​​ - Will become available once the workshops begin 

W​eekly Reading and Homework

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

Week #2: Water - Implement Water Action Items, Read Energy Chapter

Week #3: Energy - Implement Energy Action Items, Read Waste & Shopping Chapter

Week #4: Waste/Shopping - Implement Waste and Shopping Action Items, Read Chemicals Chapter, Project #1 Assigned

Week #5: Chemicals - Implement Chemicals Action Items, Read Transportation Chapter, Project #1 Due, Project #2 Assigned. Look up a personal care product on the Environmental Working Group "Skin Deep" Database

Week #6: Transportation - Implement Transportation Action Items, Read Food Chapter, Project #2 Due, Project #3 Assigned 

Week #7: Food - Implement Food Action Items. Project 1, 2, and 3 are due. Complete "After" Student Sustainability Survey​ to see how you've improved.​

Week #8: Wrap Up - DUE: All Projects, make-up assignments, and "After" Survey. This must all be completed to receive credit for the workshops. 

Additional Resources 

The following links are not mandatory to complete the Workshop. These were part of Sustainability Week 2020 hosted by SMC's Eco Action Club. This year the focus was on 6 of the 17 United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Below are the links to the recorded Zoom events.