Santa Monica College’s fall “Environmental Issues Lecture Series,” encompassing topics such as green innovation and environmental politics, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 with “Sustainable Works: Local Action, Global Impact.”

All lectures are at 6:30 p.m. in Room 263 of the Humanities & Social Science Building on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Admission is free and seating is on a first-arrival basis. Parking is also free.

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. SMC has been offering courses in environmental and urban studies since fall 2001.

The lineup for the rest of the fall semester features two lectures in October and two in November:

Oct. 2: “Santa Monica College on the Path to Sustainability;”

Oct. 23: “Environmental Politics and Ecological Democracy;”

Nov. 20: “Green Innovation: How California is Reducing Emissions and Growing the Economy;” and

Nov. 27: “Discover Your Santa Monica Mountains Resources.”

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