Sustainability

Minor

Craft a course of study in the environmental field to build your understanding of the components of sustainability.

Enhance your primary field of study with environmental knowledge. Study the three interconnected points of the sustainability development triangle — social issues, economy and ecology — and transform your knowledge into action with a civic-engagement project.

After Pacific | Students who minor in sustainability are prepared to put their knowledge to work in any field. They may work in the government or nonprofit sectors, as urban planners or consultants, for instance. Or they may work in the corporate sector on “green initiatives.” Our graduates work in a variety of settings, from healthcare to policymaking.

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Fallon Harris '14 with students at Cornelius Elementary

Alumna Fallon Harris '14 created the nonprofit Eden Acres, promoting environmental literacy for all learners of all ages. Today, the organization is partnered with area schools, public agencies, and businesses, offering outdoor classes and sustainability activities for youth.

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.