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Environmental Issues Lectures:
SMC’s Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS) invites you to join us as we continue our 10th year with the experts addressing some of the most important environmental and urban issues of our time. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis. For information, please call (310) 434-4743, or visit our website www.smc.edu/ceus.
Sustainable Works Grows for You Presentation from Sustainable Works professional on how to become more efficient and sustainable. Tues, February 28 | 6:30pm | Free | HSS 263
Santa Monica College on the Road to Sustainability Join Genevieve Bertone and others to learn how we are working on transportation, energy, food, and other projects that make SMC more efficient and a better neighbor. Tue, March 13 | 6:30pm | Free | HSS 263
Perspectives on Environmental Psychology Join psychologist Alex Schwartz, PhD, to learn about psychological perspectives on our persistent environmental problems. Tue, April 17 | 6:30pm | Free | HSS 263
Global Activism: One Woman’s Story Fighting Big Oil in Italy Presenting physicist and math professor Maria Rita D’Orsogna, who uses social networks to educate about the consequences of oil drilling in the Italian countryside. Tue, May 15 | 6:30pm | Free | HSS 263
How to Energy Upgrade Your Home Joy Cernac and Energy Upgrade California experts show how to improve your home, help the environment, and save money by choosing the best energy upgrades. Tue, May 22 | 6:30pm | Free | HSS 263
All Environmental Issues lectures sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/ACG/Associates) and the SMC Office of Public Programs.
Organic Learning Garden opens at SMC! Ask your instructors about class participation
Global Citizenship at SMC - information on Ecological Literacy, Global Studies, Service Learning, and a list of courses that meet the Global Citizenship Requirement
Stanford Solar Center: Global Warming - detailed information including statistics and trends from Stanford University
Click sustainable development for books available from the Library. Electronic books are read through the catalog; log in using your network account to access them.
Current Issues: Environment Articles from a variety of publications covering important environmental issues including: air pollution, alternative energy, challenges to the environment, clean energy, deforestation and desertification, endangered species, energy policy, global climate change, green building, invasive species, organic food movement, rainforests, recycling, sustainable development, water supplies, wildlife conservation and more. (available via the SMC Library Databases)
Environmental Protection Research Topic Guide - a pathway to discover more about environmental protection using the SMC Library's books, database articles and evaluated web resources.
Global Warming Research Topic Guide - a pathway to discover more about global warming using the SMC Library's books, database articles and evaluated web resources.
The Center for Environmental and Urban Studies (CEUS) is an information and research center for students, faculty and the surrounding community; located on Pearl street across from the southeast end of Santa Monica College's main campus. It is an information point source for campus environmentalism and university environmental programs.
Associations & Groups:
AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is a member organization of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education. We work in partnership with businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies that support our mission.
California Student Sustainability Coalition An effort to unite and empower the California community of higher education to collaboratively and nonviolently transform our selves and our institutions based on our inherent social, economic, and ecological responsibilities.
The Center for Ecoliteracy is a public foundation that supports a grant-making program for educational organizations and school communities, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area; convenes networks of its grantees; sponsors projects consistent with its mission; administers donor-advised funds; and manages a publishing imprint, Learning in the Real World®.
Global Green In the US this organization is focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities. It is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which works toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is also the only national environmental non-profit headquartered in Southern California.
Sierra Student Coalition from the Sierra Club: The SSC is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working to protect the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.
Resource Links and Lists:
The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment is a high-visibility effort to address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions, and to accelerate the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.
Campus Ecology from the National Wildlife Federation. This portal includes information on personal activism, campus activism, and information resources including case studies, campus greening, and a calendar of events.
Ecological Footprint 2.0—Redefining Progress's new approach to measuring how much of the earth's carrying capacity it takes to sustain humanity’s consumption of goods and services. Footprint 2.0 improves on the standard footprint approach by including the entire earth's surface in biocapacity, making formal accommodation for other species, using more accurate global carbon sequestration rates, and changing the basis for the footprint from cropland potential to net primary productivity.
Global Warming - Frequently Asked Questions from the National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
GreenFILE - free research database with articles about agriculture, education, law, health and technology, including comprehensive coverage – from to volume 1, issue 1 to present – for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), Journal of Ecology (back to 1913) and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles, as of March 3, 2008.
Environmental Philosophy is a web listing of books, journals and associations for information on philosophy and the environment including some live links.
Global Stewards provides environmental tips for sustainable living and information about exciting sustainable solutions that are speeding the shift toward a sustainable way of life.
Climate Action Planning WIKI from AASHE. This wiki includes information on creating a climate action plan, prioritizing research and public engagement, determining carbon footprint and emissions trajectory, greenhouse gas mitigation strategies, and much more.
mission is to grow the green economy by leveraging the power of the collective
internet. They have two tools:
Green Search Engine : searches over a
million green websites, and the Green News Reader
: integrating green blogs into one, easy to read format.
Presented by the Santa Monica College Environmental Affairs Committee. Last updated: 13 February 2012
For comments or to recommend links, contact: Brenda Antrim