The Green Living Learning Community in Claeys Hall South is a coalition of sophomore students seeking to work with their peers in adopting sustainable practices and reducing their environmental footprints.
Students in the Green Community have a unique opportunity to carry out the Catholic, Lasallian, and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through activities such as weekly gardening in the Legacy Garden or volunteer work in the LaMorinda environmental community. Ultimately, the Green Living Learning Community will serve as a model, growing into a sustainable legacy that will influence following generations of students at the college.
- Acquire knowledge about–and develop connections to–the campus’ natural environment.
- Reflect on the relationship between personal behavior/decisions and environmental impact as it relates to social justice and economic issues.
- Take steps to reduce personal environmental footprint.
- Take steps to reduce collective environmental footprint as a community.
- Become a model for low impact campus residential living.
- Contribute to activities in the Legacy Garden.
- Promote environmental responsibility for the campus community in partnership with the Sustainability Committee, or other college sanctioned groups working on sustainability issues.
- Leave a green legacy.
Sixteen hours of service each semester, as follows:
- Enroll in Comm 190: Campus Sustainability (12 hours of service are built into the course).
- Complete 4 hours of service apart from the class.
For more information about how you can become involved with the Green Living Learning Community, please contact Julie Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the campus sustainability movement, visit our sustainability page.
This Year's Green Projects
The Green Community students teamed up in their Comm 190: Campus Sustainability course to create various projects geared toward making SMC a more sustainable campus. Read tips on how to be green here, and take a look at one group's creative YouTube video below to see why it is so important to be green.