Service-learning team recognized by EPA

By Peter Hull

EPA AwardStudent designs to revitalize underserved neighborhoods in North Charleston contributed to the community earning a 2009 Environmental Justice Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This national award recognizes the success of partnerships in addressing environmental justice issues or adopting goals to positively affect a community.

“The work of Clemson’s students was just one component of a much larger picture,” said Victoria Chanse, who led the team of 17 landscape architecture students. “This award recognizes the wonderful work of so many groups that came together for a common cause.”

The students held a four-day workshop with residents of the Stromboli corridor and other stakeholders, which led to community-based designs for the area. The exercise also gave students experience in community design and working with local residents.

 


For more information: www.clemson.edu/servicealliance/ or Victoria Chanse, 864-656-4408, vchanse@clemson.edu.