Community

Workshop Member Resources

 

 

Sustainable Works Logo

Website: sustainableworks.org
Phone: 310-458-8716
Email: sgp@sustainableworks.org
Address: 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Center for Environmental and Urban Studies) - Workshops are being held via Zoom

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.

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

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

Workshop #4: Waste/Shopping - Implement 3 Waste and Shopping Action Items, Read Chemicals Chapter, Project #1 Assigned

Workshop #5: Chemicals - Implement 3 Chemicals Action Items, Read Transportation Chapter, Project #1 Due, and Project #2 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 #2 Due, and Project #3 Assigned 

Workshop #7: Food - Implement 3 Food Action Items. Project #3 Due. 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

At-Home Projects/Volunteer Opportunities

Currently we are offering students the option of completing 3 at-home projects or completing 3 hours of community service with an organization on the community service list provided by Sustainable Works. To successfully complete the Workshops students must choose one of the two options. 

Projects

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.

  • Volunteer Form - Print this form and take it to your volunteer event. This form must be filled out and signed by the coordinator at the volunteer event. The completed form must be turned into your Workshop leader.
  1. (No longer available) October 7th, Vegan Fashion Week set-up from 12pm-6pm:

    To register, email Ray Ray@veganfashionweek.org and CC Lorrie Ivas Ivas_Lorrie@smc.edu, mention in the email that you are available and heard about the opportunity from Lorrie Ivas at SMC. You can include your phone # in the email if you wish. Also make sure to use your SMC email when you reach out. 

  2. (No longer available) October 10th, CicLAvia: https://timecounts.org/ciclavia/events/35709
  3. October 20th, Organic Learning Garden at SMC from 9am-12pm. This entails pulling weeds, spreading compost, feeding the worm bins. Contact brenda.medina-maldonado@sustainableworks.org to sign up.
  4.  October 22th, Electronics Recycling at SMC from 9am-12pm. Learn how SMC processes electronics for recycling. You will be scanning and loading pallets for shipment. Contact brenda.medina-maldonado@sustainableworks.org to sign up. 
  5. October 27th, Organic Learning Garden at SMC from 9am-12pm. This entails pulling weeds, spreading compost, feeding the worm bins. Contact brenda.medina-maldonado@sustainableworks.org to sign up.
  6. October 29th, Electronics Recycling at SMC from 9am-12pm. Learn how SMC processes electronics for recycling. You will be scanning and loading pallets for shipment. Contact brenda.medina-maldonado@sustainableworks.org to sign up. 
  7. November 3rd, Organic Learning Garden at SMC from 9am-12pm. This entails pulling weeds, spreading compost, feeding the worm bins. Contact brenda.medina-maldonado@sustainableworks.org to sign up.
  8. November 5th, Electronics Recycling at SMC from 9am-12pm. Learn how SMC processes electronics for recycling. You will be scanning and loading pallets for shipment. Contact brenda.medina-maldonado@sustainableworks.org to sign up. 
  9. Various Days, LA Compost. Visit webpage to sign up for a 3 hour volunteer opportunity. Not all listed are 3 hours so make sure to double check before signing up: https://lacompost.volunteerhub.com
  10. Various Days, TreePeople. Visit webpage to sign up for a 3 hour volunteer opportunity. Not all listed are 3 hours so make sure to double check before signing up: https://www.treepeople.org/volunteer/