Paul Ventura, chair of the Department of Sustainable Business, talks about some of the exciting sustainability projects produced by Marylhurst students in the August 2013 issue of 2Degrees.
At Marylhurst, we accept the responsible and moral choice to study, practice and advocate for health, just and sustainable relationships among all people and within the natural world.
As a leader in higher education and in our community, we actively engage in sustainability. We work to set an example of service, social responsibility and stewardship in the natural world through academic programs, our Sustainability Advisory Council, campus-based sustainability initiatives and membership in both local and national associations.
Sustainability is a heavy focus of several of our bachelor's and master's degree programs, including:
The MS in Food Systems & Society, with an emphasis on sustainable food systems
The environmental science concentration in our Bachelor of Arts in Science program
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, which focuses heavily on sustainable design practices
The sustainability studies concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
The Marylhurst University Sustainability Advisory Council is a primary driver of campus
sustainability initiatives. This group of staff, faculty students, and community members
helps keep earth stewardship a campus priority and promotes adoption of practices
that will help Marylhurst become a model of ecological sustainability.
More about the Sustainability Advisory Council
Marylhurst is an institutional member of the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future. The AASHE mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.
Marylhurst also has an active student chapter of Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.