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:
- recycling and energy use promotion and education;
- organizing sustainable move-out with Goodwill and the Monument Crisis Center, in collaboration with Facilities Services, to lower environmental impact;
- growing fruits and vegetables in the Legacy Garden;
- volunteering with the LaMorinda environmental community;
- and, carrying out a unique project that targets campus sustainability.
- 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.
- Enrollment, in each semester, in the quarter credit course Comm 190: Campus Sustainability
- Sixteen (16) hours of service in the area of environmental sustainability
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.