Center for a Sustainable Society

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

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