SCP Projects In-Depth

Read more about the exciting SCP projects this semester, from the perspectives of students and partners!  Learn more about all SCP pilot projects here.

Karen Lally, SCP Intern
Environmental Problem Solving (ESCI 310) students are partnering with Elk River to research the benefits of green roofs and how they affect stormwater runoff.
Read More

Karen Lally, SCP Intern
Environmental Problem Solving (ESCI 310) students are partnering with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to determine the best locations in the MWMO district to protect pollinator populations.
Read More

Karen Lally, SCP Intern
Environmental Problem Solving (ESCI 310) students are partnering with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) to examine the possible effects on stormwater runoff rates of converting vacant lots in North Minneapolis to urban agriculture plots and other alternative uses.
Read More

Dean's Office

This spring semester, nine CAS faculty from seven departments are integrating city-identified sustainability projects into their existing courses through the Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP).  SCP is a pilot initiative in the Center for Global and Local Engagement's Office of Sustainability Initiatives.  SCP partners with cities to link St. Thomas courses with local projects that engage students in the real-world application of course material and to advance the cities' sustainability goals.

Check out the full News & Events article here.

Read More

Karen Lally, SCP Intern
Elk River is home to 1,256 wetlands, which play a key role in the community's flood management, water quality, wildlife habitat, and aesthetics. Through the Sustainable Communities Partnership, St. Thomas graduate student Andrew Erickson is collaborating with Elk River to research public policy options and recommend creative education and communication strategies to increase public awareness and participation in wetland protection.
Read More

Karen Lally, SCP Intern
This semester, Dr. Lisa Lamb's Environmental Science Senior Research Seminar is partnering with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) and the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership (MRP) to assess habitat along the Mississippi River. Students will conduct several field surveys over the course of the semester to record tracks, scat, wildlife, and other features to assess which species are present in the area and how the land is being used by wildlife.
Read More

Karen Lally, SCP Intern
This J-Term, Dr. Angela Senander’s Christian Faith and the Management Professions (THEO 422) partnered with the Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) and the City of Elk River to research the effects that plastic bags have on the environment and possible approaches to reducing plastic bag use in the community.
Read More

Connect with us: ‌ ‌  ‌