College will address issue of sustainability with free lecture series

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Santa Monica College, which has been offering courses in environmental and urban studies since 2001, announced it will host a spring Environmental Issues Lecture Series – covering topics such as “green films” and electric vehicles.

         On March 1, the college will present Sustainable Works Continues the Tradition. Sustainable Works, a joint project of SMC and the city of Santa Monica, has helped thousands of students, residents and businesses save money and help the environment. The talk is designed to provide information about how anyone can become involved with the project.

SMC Drives toward Sustainability will be held on March 15. The session will address the many campus groups and individuals that seek to make SMC a role model in sustainability. The organizations involved include Club Grow and Eco Action, the topics range from education to transportation.

The series will continue May 3, and the subject of electric vehicles will be addressed in Why Your Next Car Will Be an EV. Electric vehicle expert Paul Scott will provide an update on the latest electric vehicle technology and development.

Finally, on May 24, the college will present Green Screens are Growing, which will explore the wealth of exciting new environmentally oriented movies that are challenging and transforming the film industry and the larger culture to become more sustainable.

         The series is sponsored by SMC’s Center for Environmental and Urban Studies. The center – which is open to the public – features displays, a library and information center, video collection, native garden and other services and activities related to environmental and urban studies. For information, call (310) 434-3909 or go to smc.edu/ceus.

         All lectures are at 6:30 p.m. in room 123 of SMC’s Bundy Campus, 3171 S. Bundy Drive, adjacent to Santa Monica Airport. The lectures are free and seating is on a first-arrival basis. Parking is also free.

College will address issue of sustainability with free lecture series