Living Learning Community

Learning about sustainability is strengthened when you live sustainably. Apply to live in our Living-Learning Community below!

Green GaelsSuccessful living communities are built around a sense of shared purpose that is grounded in residential, academic and co-curricular experience.  The noble common purpose of the Claeys South Green Living Learning Community is to further Saint Mary’s College’s commitment to Green Living and Sustainability. 

If you wish to reside within this community during the upcoming school year, please complete the questionnaire by the date listed in the form. 

Goals:

  • 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/collective environmental footprint.
  • Become a model for low impact campus residential living.
  • Contribute to activities within Green Gaels projects (ex. Free Store)
  • 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.

Each member of the community will take a 0.25 credit course on learning how to manage sustainable change. A sample syllabus can be found below.  

Course Description

This course accommodates the Green Living-Learning Community and addresses specific ecological, social and economic topics from a sustainability framework. These issues will be looked through both temporal (short-term, long-term) and spatial (local, global) lenses and serve as a background for developing skills in stakeholder engagement, systems thinking, indicator development, decision making under uncertainty and change management.

Requirements  

  • Enrollment, in each semester, in the quarter credit course EES 094: Becoming a Change Agent 
  • Active participation in green community events

For more information about how you can become involved with the Green Living Learning Community, please contact Riley Smith smcsustainability@stmarys-ca.edu

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