Western students helping Edmonds on sustainable projects
November 14th, 2016
In September, Edmonds became a guinea pig.
Edmonds was selected to be the subject of a year-long program where Western Washington University students help shape the city’s environmental policies.
Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, scores of students from Western Washington will work with the city through the Sustainable Cities Partnership.
Edmonds is in good hands. Going green has become a hallmark of Western’s campus culture. Its environmental science college, Huxley College, is one of the oldest in the nation.
The program was modeled after the University of Oregon’s pilot Sustainable Cities Initiative program.
Similar programs have sprung up around the country.
“A university is the birthplace of the new innovations, the cauldron of inventions,” said David Davidson, program coordinator of Western’s Sustainable Cities Partnership program.