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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 - Opens June 1, 2016.

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 12, 2016, 1-2 pm, Flavia Science Lab.
Visitors welcome.

Earth Week Activities
April 17-21, 2016
Sponsored by SOS (Student Organization for Sustainability)
April 18: About Bottled Water
April 19: Environmental Justice
April 20: Recycling
April 21: Composting
April 22: Tree Planting

Gold Certification Award Ceremony
April 20, 2016, 1:30 pm, Belluschi Pavilion
Clackamas County presents Marylhurst with 
Leaders in Sustainability Gold Certification   

Monthly Meeting
May 10, 2016, 1-2 pm, Flavia Science Lab.
Visitors welcome.

Download 
     • 2015-16 MUSAC Action Teams (coming soon)
     • 2015-16 Meeting Schedule (coming soon)    

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

 Self-Nomination Process
Nomination process for 2016-2017 MUSAC membership. 
Opens June 1, 2016.
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)
(Available June 1, 2016)

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