Skagit County Signs on to Sustainable Communities Partnership with WWU
October 3rd, 2017
BELLINGHAM – During the 2017-18 academic year, Western Washington University students and faculty will be assisting Skagit County staff on a range of projects – such as developing recommendations on county setbacks, determining locations of abandoned septic systems, writing a community plan for Edison, developing and executing a public opinion survey on land use policy issues and making recommendations for proper disposal of junk that has collected in the county.
This is part of Western’s Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP), housed in the WWU Office of Sustainability, which focuses the energy and ideas of WWU faculty and students upon the issues that communities face as our society transitions to a more sustainable future. SCP partners with communities during the academic year, facilitating a program in which many Western courses complete service-learning projects that address problems identified by the partner.