Service-learning team recognized by EPA
By Peter Hull
Student 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.