Clackamas County awarded Marylhurst University the highest possible recognition in its Leaders in Sustainability program, Gold certification, on April 20, 2016.
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 MBA in Sustainable Business (Green MBA) which weaves sustainable business philosophies into every class
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 students, staff, faculty, alumni 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.
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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.
Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS)
SOS is committed to creating a more sustainable, thriving world by empowering students
to take action within the Marylhurst campus community and beyond.
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