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Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) connects Western faculty and students with projects identified by community partners.

 

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Video: Why the Sustainable Communities Partnership?

A Sustainable Communities Partnership student carries surveying equipment down a city street

Learn more about how you can integrate real-world experience into your courses while supporting local communities.

Learn more about how SCP can help implement innovative solutions within your community.

The Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) program focuses the energy and ideas of faculty and students upon the issues that communities face as our society transitions to a more sustainable future. SCP facilitates a program in which Western students complete community-engaged learning projects to address problems identified by the partner.

SCP works with communities to address climate resilience, promote well-being, strive for social justice, improve livability, further environmental protection, and maintain economic vitality. SCP projects can be regionally large or small, temporally short or long, and involve one or many partners. Projects involve students across a variety of disciplines such as: 

  • Anthropology 
  • Business Development 
  • Computer science 
  • Education 
  • Energy Studies 
  • Environmental Sciences 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Geography 
  • GIS 
  • Journalism 
  • Recreation

We do this work because we care about the health of our neighbors and the planet. We also think it is a great way to engage students in hands-on learning.