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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Berglund Center's fourth annual Inspired Ideas Competition and the Center for a Sustainable Society's inaugural Imagining Sustainable Futures event a success.
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.

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