Research & Education | Sustainability
B Street Farm
The B Street Farm is located on a Metro-owned property less than one mile from the Pacific University campus in Forest Grove. The farm serves a demonstration site with the mission to provide inspiration and information about environmentally sensitive, sustainable living practices for Pacific University students, area residents and local schools. Site projects engage participants in community building, research and demonstration to provide the impetus for sustainable practices in the community in accordance with permaculture principles and ethics. The farm is certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grows produce which is served in the campus dining hall.
The Environmental Studies Program offers majors in environmental studies-sustainable design; in environmental studies-policy, culture and society; and in environmental science. Minors also are available in environmental policy and environmental studies.
A team of students at Pacific University have been at work diligently since the Spring of 2016 to learn about sustainable investments. Our university president, Lesley Hallick, has pledged to get Pacific University to be carbon neutral by the year 2020. As a way to help this pledge happen, she has given this group of students $10,000 to invest however they would like in sustainable businesses for the university. The students on the team are researching businesses, have created a metric to asses them, and are developing a guide for others who want to do this same thing.