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Ghost Net
For four weeks, visitors to the Kathrin Cawein Gallery on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus can work alongside artist Emily Miller to create their own pieces made from plastic debris pulled from the ocean as well as from fishing rope and nets.
Ron Calkins at B Street farm
Mulberries, tomatoes, honey, rabbits and squash: Pacific University's B Street Farm is a food producer, a laboratory and a learning center.
Boxer Food Share
At Pacific University, we are working hard to meet the nutritional needs of our students, many of whom are transfer students and first-generation students — both groups that are statistically at higher risk of food insecurity than their peers.
Tree from beneath branches
Pacific University has acquired a touch of silver, earning a silver ranking for sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as part of its STARS program.
The discussion panel will include Jeremy Five Crows, Javier Lara, and Tyson McEwan as they share their lived experiences and cultural values as it relates to land use and natural resources, at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall 216.
Aramark and Starbucks at Pacific are working closely with the university’s Center for a Sustainable Society to reduce waste, increase composting, and provide students with the opportunities they have asked for to improve sustainability on campus.
Skyler Erban '18
Pacific Senior Skyler Erben has parlayed his experience with the Pacific Impact Fund into a new opportunity after graduation. 
Candidates for the position of Director, Center for a Sustainable Society, will visit campus on June 26, 28, and 29.
Makkie Conching smiling in her interview
Senior Makkie Conching developed a vertical gardening system for her sustainable design major, hoping to help those with limited garden space grow their own food. "About 85 percent of our food in Hawai‘i is imported," said Conching, who is from Oahu. "I wanted to start with my family and help them produce our own food." 
Sonja Feinberg '17, loved earning her BA degree in Sustainable Design and is now looking forward to earning her Master’s in Architecture at Portland State University. In a Q&A, she talks about what she enjoyed while taking both environmental and art classes at Pacific and how she decided on which grad school to attend. 

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