Aquinas College students working to promote sustainability at Grand Rapids businesses
by Brian McVicar
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Transforming vacant buildings in her Eastown neighborhood into sustainable, mixed-use properties has been a goal for Paige Shesterkin ever since she came to Aquinas College four years ago.
Now she’s working for a company that’s doing just that.
Shesterkin, who’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sustainable business, is serving as an intern at Bazzani, a Grand Rapids-based development firm that specializes in sustainability and green construction.
The company is re-developing the Kingsley Building in Eastown, which has sat vacant for much of Shesterkin’s time at Aquinas. She’s wanted to see the building revitalized for years.
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