Program has WWU students helping cities complete major projects

A representative from Western Washington University pitched the idea of partnering with the city to complete sustainability projects during the WWU Sustainable Communities Concept Meeting held last week at city hall.

In a discussion involving local stakeholders, Lindsey MacDonald, the program coordinator for WWU’s sustainable communities partnership, presented the concept — giving students from the school the opportunity to do an internship with a local government and perform work related to their field of study at a fraction of the cost normally associated with such tasks.

“Anything that makes a community more thriving and livable fits the defintion,” MacDonald said.