Center for a Sustainable Society

The Pacific University Center for a Sustainable Society provides a collaborative framework for work on reducing the region's environmental footprint. The center works with the faculty to promote inclusion of sustainability topics throughout the curriculum; with students, faculty and staff to increase the use of sustainable practices on the university's campuses; and with internal and external partners to make the university, Forest Grove and Washington County a model for sustainable living.

Opened in July 2012, the center works closely with the University Sustainability Committee, student environmental organizations, faculty, staff, and off-campus partners — such as METRO, Clean Water Services, businesses, nonprofits and local cities — to make the day-to-day operations of the university and the region more sustainable. In concert with the university's mission, the center also promotes opportunities for research, education and relevant work experiences for students.

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Internship Opportunities

Summer 2014 saw two internship opportunities through Adelante Mujeres.

Organic Food Systems intern (pdf)
Food Entrepreneurship intern (pdf)

More Information

Sustainable Technology Practices
Outdoor Pursuits: Bike Loan/Rental


Sustainability Progress Report May 2015 (pdf)
Annual Report October 2014 (pdf)
Sustainability Strategic Plan
Pacific University Landscape Plan Draft
Draft Forest Grove Sustainability Plan


Scott Hall | 503-352-2041 |

UC Box 1585

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116