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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
Current Working Proposals
Habitat Designation
Coming Events
Nomination Process

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

Current Working Proposals

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.

Coming Events

Monthly Meeting
April 14, 2015, at 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.

Earth Day Planting Event
April 18, 2015
In support of City of West Linn Parks Initiative

Monthly Meeting
May 12, 2015, at 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.

Monthly Meeting
June 9, 2015, at 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.

No meeting in July.

Download
     • 2014-15 Meeting Schedule (coming soon)
     • 2014-15 MUSAC action teams (coming soon)

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

Nomination Process
Nomination process is closed for 2014-2015. Nomination process for 2015-16 opens in July 2015.
Every year interested persons may self-nominate for open positions. Open to staff, faculty, students and alumni of Marylhurst University and interested members of the community. Membership on the council is approved by the President's Leadership Team. 
Download>> Self-Nomination Forms (word doc) (coming soon)

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June 04, 2015

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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June 09, 2015

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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July 25, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. We offer master's degrees in: Applied Pastoral Theology, Art Therapy Counseling, Business Admin...

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