Center for a Sustainable Society

Pacific University's Center for a Sustainable Society provides students an opportunity to experience the university's commitment to sustainability and work within a collaborative framework to cultivate an engaged community dedicated to ethical, transdisciplinary solutions that advance the wellbeing of people and places, locally and across the world, now and in the future. We believe that sustainability is a framework, and set of practices that recognize the complexity and interconnections between ecological integrity, social equity, and economic vitality.  The center promotes opportunities for research, education, and practical experiences for students to work on projects related to environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices, food insecurity, environmental justice, challenging consumption trends, energy efficiency, and more. 

The center works with faculty to strengthen and create new course offerings in sustainability across our campuses; within the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences we have two sustainability focused majors— Applied Sustainability and Environmental Studies: Policy, Culture, and Society. We promote connections with local stakeholders and community partners, to increase opportunities for meaningful engagement and local/regional impact. 

 

Social Media

Center for a Sustainable Society on Facebook

CSS on Instagram: @pacu_sustainability

Upcoming Events:

Sewing Workshop | Wed. Oct 11, 7pm in the MPR 

 

More Information

Sustainable Technology Practices
E-Classifieds
Outdoor Pursuits: Bike Loan/Rental

Reports

Sustainability Progress Report May 2015 (pdf)
Annual Report October 2014 (pdf)

Contact Us

Stephanie Stokamer | Center for a Sustainable Society
Scott Hall 110| 503-352-1571 | sustainability@contact.pacificu.edu

Headlines

Elle Cordima

Cordima "oozes positivity and couples their fearlessness with kindness," said Dean of Students Jonathon Hyde.

Boxer Food Share Moves to Drake

The Boxer Food Share is now located in the garage of Drake House.

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.