Putting the "U" in Community

Article originally posted on Eye on Earth Jan 4, 2013, by Mary Hoff

BY MARY HOFF

Writing term papers, doing problem sets ... it's easy for college students to wonder whether what they do really matters. But members of 10 University of Minnesota classes last fall had no question at all about the relevance of their work. Inaugural participants in the University's new Resilient Communities Project, they spent their semester helping solve very real sustainability challenges for the city of Minnetonka.

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