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.

Internship Oportunities

There are two internship opportunities this summer (2014) through Adelante Mujeres.

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

More Information

Center for a Sustainable Society on Facebook
Center for a Sustainable Society blog
Sustainable Technology Practices
Arrive and Bring Video

Semiannual Reports

Semiannual Report September 2013

Sustainability Strategic Plan

Pacific University Landscape Plan Draft

Draft Forest Grove Sustainability Plan

Semiannual Report January 2013 (pdf)


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2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116