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Earth Day
A list of online and physically distanced opportunities for the Pacific community to celebrate Earth Month 2021 in April. 
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.
Canned food on shelves
Now, more than ever, people and families are struggling with hunger and need assistance, due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. Find out how to access food resources and how to make a financial contribution to Boxer Food Share and help alleviate the barriers of food insecurity.
Styrofoam will no longer be allowed for use with food at Pacific University campuses after July 1, 2021. The new ban prohibits the purchasing, selling, providing or use of Styrofoam food service containers at any Pacific University authorized concessions, university sponsored events, or university programs.
candles
For many around the globe, this time of year is sacred. This is true for the many people of faith at Pacific University, a community that finds strength in the religious and cultural diversity represented by our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Pacific University marks Indigneous Peoples Month this November with a series of events on its campuses and in the community. You are invited to join us in learning more about the cultures and experiences of native peoples in our area historically and throughout the world.
food
Pacific University students will go door to door in Forest Grove on Halloween to collect non-perishable food to combat food insecurity.
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.

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