SCP Projects and Outcomes
The Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) collaborates with city and government partners to integrate community-identified sustainability projects into St. Thomas courses across disciplines. Students apply what they are learning in class to advance community sustainability goals and improve interconnected human and environmental well-being in the Twin Cities area. Through multi-year partnerships, SCP has collaborated with partners and faculty to integrate over 150 projects into St. Thomas courses across 26 disciplines since Spring 2016.
Browse Project Examples
- City of Big Lake
- City of Delano
- City of Elk River
- Freshwater Society
- Metro Transit
- Metropolitan Council
- Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
- University of St. Thomas Campus Partnerships (Pollinator Path, Facilities, and Campus Sustainability)
SCP Arts Installations and Exhibits
SCP Arts projects integrate an arts-based dimension into applied learning to enrich analysis and communication of findings. Through artist-led workshops in class, SCP Artists-in-Residence and students collaborate to translate students' SCP project findings into original artwork. SCP and partners share the resulting artwork in their communities and beyond, bringing to life SCP partners' sustainability goals for people of all ages. Learn more here.
SCP Project Films
Take an in-depth look at Sustainable Communities Partnership projects from the perspectives of students, faculty, and partners.
What is the Sustainable Communities Partnership?
Questions? Please Contact Dr. Maria Dahmus, Director, Sustainable Communities Partnership