News, Media and Stories | Sustainability

The Center for a Sustainable Society will be opening a new free store behind Drake House this spring! Before the grand opening, we are accepting donations from anyone, and will offer essentials for students, including clothing, cookware, dorm essentials, appliances, and more!
Do you have unused liquid hand sanitizer sitting unused in your office?
Attend a free movie screening of The Game Changers or Cowspiracy, and help Hope Ellis '23 with her capstone project! This capstone aims to educate Pacific University students about sustainability concepts through films. 
B Street Farms to Become Boxer Gardens
Pacific University unveiled its new Boxer Gardens at an open house Aug. 29. The gardens sit on a compact .4-acre property on the Forest Grove Campus bordered on the west by Main Street, east by Hanson Stadium, north by the barber pole and south along the Stoller Center parking lot.
Khatcherian
Seema Khatcherian ’21 has received awards from Pacific University for outstanding contributions to student life and for significant contributions to the Center for Gender Equity. 
Mikaila Way ’12 is working to help Indigenous Peoples reclaim, reestablish and reconnect the food systems integral to their cultures, health and ways of life. It's all part of her job as the first Indigenous peoples’ liaison for North America with the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization.
Jessie Wachter '03 holding a JW Tiny Tote
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jessie Wachter ’03 suddenly found herself without a job for the first time in nearly two decades. She has used this break in her career to launch a small business. 
Karsen Buck and Seema Khatecharian
A pair of Pacific University students were struck by the need to post an inclusive mural on a wall in a Forest Grove city park. It took a while, but they succeeded.
Deke Gundersen, sustainability professor, was called as a witness in a Portland climate change case.
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.

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