Morgan Gary's capstone project for her MBA in Sustainable Business evolved into Spin Laundry Lounge, turning her vision of a community-oriented, sustainably focused laundromat into a reality.
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.
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
- Recommendation to Ban Sale of Bottled Water on Marylhurst Campus
Ban the Bottle website
- Recommendation to Sign Talloires Declaration
About Talloires Declaration
- Recommendation to Divest from Investment in Fossil Fuels
About Sustainable Investment
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.
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
November 11, 2014, at 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.
December 9, 2014, at 1-2 pm. Visitors welcome.
• 2014-15 Meeting Schedule (coming soon)
• 2014-15 MUSAC action teams (coming soon)
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)