News, Media and Stories | Sustainability

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. 
An environmental studies: policy, culture and society major, Isabella Barcellona '16 researched the factors that make sustainable, affordable housing possible in the Portland area. "I want to continue with the advocacy," she said.
Tiny House with Owners
Jeremy Parkinson ’16 suspects that his senior project may have been one of Pacific University’s most expensive. At nearly $8,000, the tiny house that he built as his sustainable design capstone came in under budget — but still well above what most students invest in their projects.
The B Street Farm offers hands-on learning experience in sustainability, along with food and natural setting.
David Knaus, the university's farmer educator at the B Street Living Museum, has been named interim director of the Center for a Sustainable Society.
Student working at B Street Farm
Visit the Pacific University Center for a Sustainable Society for more information about sustainability at the university.
Pacific University President Lesley M.
Beautiful sunset on Pacific University Campus
The new Center for a Sustainable Society will provide a collaborative framework for sustainability efforts on all of Pacific’s campuses.
The Center for a Sustainable Society will open July 1 and be directed by retiring College of Arts & Sciences Dean John Hayes, who will transition to the new role in a part-time capacity.

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