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.