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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
October 14, 2014, 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.

Campus Sustainability Day
MUSAC Brown Bag: A Marylhurst Conversation for Campus Sustainability Day
October 22, 2014, noon-1pm. Free and open to the public.

NW Earth Institute EcoChallenge
October 15-29, 2014
Join the Marylhurst Team

AASHE* annual conference: Portland 2014
October 26-29, 2014
* Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network
October 31-November 2, 2014, Portland, Oregon
Fall Training Session

Monthly Meeting
November 11, 2014, at 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.

Monthly Meeting
December 9, 2014, at 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.

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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October 15, 2014 – October 29, 2014

NW Earth Institute EcoChallenge, Join Marylhurst's EcoChallenge Team

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October 22, 2014

MUSAC Brown Bag: A Marylhurst Conversation for Campus Sustainability Day

Join members of MU's Sustainability Advisory Council for a discussion of campus initiatives and current proposals. For more information, email musa...

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October 23, 2014

Graduate Programs Information Session

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