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Sustainability at Marylhurst

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.

Academic programs

Sustainability is a heavy focus of several of our bachelor's and master's degree programs, including:

The MBA in Sustainable Business (Green MBA) and the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Business, which weave 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


Sustainability Advisory Council

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.
More about the Sustainability Advisory Council

Associations

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.

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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Kristy Athens Talks on Food Choices

Kristy Athens, food systems & society student, will tour the state as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project speaking on the impact of food choices in spring 2015.

Lisa Estrada Promoted to Sustainability Manager

Lisa Estrada, MBA in Sustainable Business alum, was promoted to the new position of Economic Efficiency and Sustainability Manager at the City of Peoria, Ariz., in January 2015.

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May 12, 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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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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