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Sustainability Advisory Council

The Sustainability Advisory Council (MUSAC) is an advisory council to the President and the Administrative Cabinet on matters of sustainability to the university. The 12-member council includes students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. 

On-Going Campus Initiatives
Habitat Designation
Current Working Proposals
Coming Events
Nomination Process (coming soon)

On-Going Campus Initiatives

Marylhurst works regularly to:

  • Reduce energy use
    1. Electric power monitoring and conservation practices – 
    heat/cool buildings only when occupied, timers and motion sensors to turn off equipment and lights when not needed, reduced excessive light levels, installed energy efficient florescent and LED lighting
    2. Building envelope energy efficiency – 
    insulation, weather stripping, double pane insulated glass window upgrades
  • Make sparing use of resources and products, and abundant use of recycling opportunities
    1. Recycling metal, paper, plastic, food waste, building materials
    2. Landscape management sustainable practices – 
    reduced chemical use, organic fertilizer, minimal mowing, soil enhancement practices
  • Adopt and follow low-impact building, remodeling and transportation practices
    1. Water-use monitoring and conservation practices –
    low-flow toilets and flush meters, restricted irrigation and low-flow sprinklers
    2. Storm water monitoring and filtering discharge to river
  • Make environmentally responsible purchases

Responsibility for Our Campus Habitat
We hold a strong sense of stewardship for our beautiful campus and its plants and animals. We are a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat and take seriously the campus' health and well-being as a sanctuary for wild nature and for our human souls.

Current Working Proposals

Coming Events

Summer Walk-about
July 8, 2014, at 1 pm
Join historian and MUSAC member Sister Carole Strawn for a campus walk-about. Part of the Mary's Woods/Marylhurst University Partnership. Free and open to the public. More information.

Monthly Meeting.
August 12, 2014, at 12 noon. Visitors welcome.

Download 2013-14 meeting schedule and MUSAC action teams.

For more information, email musac@marylhurst.edu or visit Sustainability Advisory Council.

Nomination Process
Every year interested persons may self-nominate for open positions. Membership on the council is approved by the Administrative Cabinet of the President. 
Download>> Self-Nomination Forms (available soon)

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Tamara DiCaprio Receives Leadership Award

Tamara "TJ" DiCaprio, MBA in sustainable business, received the 2014 C.K. Prahalad Award for global sustainability leadership in June 2014.

Lisa Jo Frech Presents at International Ecology Conference

Lisa Jo Frech, science faculty, participated in a panel discussion at the Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology in May 2014.

Calendar

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July 26, 2014 – August 11, 2014

HI: Europa 2014 Study Tour - Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Umea (Sweden), Amsterdam

Short-term study: exploring the cultural, environmental and creative contributions of five impressive European cities to our global society. Focus:...

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August 12, 2014

Marylhurst University Sustainability Advisory Council (MUSAC)

Monthly business meeting. Visitors welcome to attend. Agenda items may be submitted to the Advisory Council prior to the meeting. The Council's mi...

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September 04, 2014

Business Programs Information Session

Meet faculty and advisers from the School of Business in a small-group setting and learn about our accredited programs for working adults. We offe...

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