University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Sustainable Communities Partnership Website | www.stthomas.edu/osi/scp The Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) collaborates with cities and government agencies to integrate community-identified sustainability projects into St. Thomas courses across disciplines engaging students in real-world, applied research and innovative problem-solving. Our partnerships seek to catalyze systems-level change towards human and ecological well-being in the Twin Cities area while preparing […]

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University of Oregon

Sustainable City Year Program Website |sci.uoregon.edu/sustainable-city-year-program The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) harnesses the innovation and energy of University of Oregon students and faculty to provide ideas that will address critical projects, and support progressive and sustainable initiatives. This working relationship puts university talent to work to strengthen Oregon communities Our work addresses sustainability issues […]

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Pennsylvania State University

Sustainable Communities Collaborative Website |https://sustainability.psu.edu/programs/scc/ The Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) connects university faculty, students, and staff with local communities to address sustainability challenges through an engaged, collaborative effort to meet the partnering community’s sustainability priorities. The SCC networks with its 23 Commonwealth Campuses, leveraging local knowledge, unique programs, and Penn State resources to advance sustainability […]

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Indiana University

Sustaining Hoosier Communities Website |rural.indiana.edu/impact/shc Indiana University’s Sustaining Hoosier Communities (SHC), an initiative of the Center for Rural Engagement forges partnerships between local communities and leaders and Indiana University’s faculty, staff, and students to enrich the health, prosperity, and vitality of our region. Through undergraduate and graduate courses—in disciplines including public health, information systems, public policy, arts […]

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California State University, San Marcos

Democracy in Action Website | https://www.csusm.edu/slce/civicengagement/democracyinaction/index.html Democracy in Action is modeled after the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) in the Sustainable Cities Initiative at University of Oregon and is part of a larger consortium of universities and colleges that participate in the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N). Whereas the Sustainable City Year […]

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California State University, Monterey Bay

Sustainable City Year Program Website | https://csumb.edu/fernandezlab/sustainable-city-year-program/ Our program was created when I was informed of a “Just Start” conference at the University of Oregon back in 2014. My Provost agreed to fund one of my students and me to attend. Shortly after the conference began, my student and I looked at each other and […]

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Augustana College

Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative Website | www.augustana.edu/academics/core/upper-mississippi-center The Sustainable Working Land Initiative (SWLI) is the centerpiece of the Upper Mississippi Center’s (UMC) efforts to build learning partnerships that enhance the value of a liberal arts education by solving challenges facing communities. The model is a one- or two-year partnership between Augustana and a city/county partner, matching […]

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