The Steward

Newsletter of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives
Spring 2016


Message from the Director

Dr. Elise Amel, Director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, welcomes you.


OSI's Sustainable Communities Partnership

Dr. Maria Dahmus, Assistant Director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, introduces OSI's exciting new initiative, the Sustainable Communities Partnership, and reflects on our successful pilot semester!


Get to Know our SCP Partners:  Q&A

Karen Lally and Kaja Vang, SCP Interns, sat down with our partners from Delano, Elk River, and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to learn more about their sustainability goals and why they're partnering with SCP.


Spring 2016 SCP Projects:  In-depth

Take an in-depth look at SCP's 14 pilot projects across 12 courses and 10 programs and departments, with over 150 students participating.  Read more about the projects from the perspectives of partners and students!


2016 Curricular Innovation in Sustainability Award

Congratulations to Dr. Todd Lawrence, English department, recipient of the 4th Annual Curricular Innovation in Sustainability Award for Ethnographic Writing (GENG 672).  Read more about his students' Urban Agriculture Ethnography Project.


Looking ahead:  Interested in integrating an SCP project?

Learn more about how to integrate a project into your course!


Student Research Opportunities!

SCP offers student research projects with our city partners.


Coming soon!

Films featuring SCP projects and partners coming this summer!


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