Beginning February 19 you will find 13 project posters from the Sustainable Communities Partnership in the rotunda area of the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library. Stop by and take a look at the work our Tommies are doing - the exhibit will be here through March 2.
About the Sustainable Communities Partnership:
It’s a classic question students pose: "How am I going to use this in the real world?" 70 courses across 23 disciplines that have worked with the St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) are providing students with an answer.
SCP is a three-year-old program within the Office of Sustainability Initiatives that develops partnerships with cities and government entities to integrate city-identified sustainability projects into existing St. Thomas courses across disciplines.
“Often, being in school, we get in this synthesized world where you think everything revolves around this campus. Working on a real-world problem has gotten me out and expanded my view of what this education is actually for,” said Will Goodwin, an economics major. His economics class in spring 2016 worked with the City of Delano to address potential energy savings. “We’re working on problems that are actually benefiting people every day.”
To learn more about the Sustainable Communities Partnership, please read Newsroom article.