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2011 Sustainability Accomplishments

January

Effective January 1, 2011, the University strengthened its Purchasing Policy to address a commitment to supplier diversity, local businesses, and sustainability.

E-waste Drive with Goodwill - diverted 21 electronic items, weighing approximately 400 lbs

Sustaining our Pacific Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 2

Stockton Campus Sustainability Action Team formed and conducted their first meeting

RecycleMania 2011 ~ January 24-April 4 

Vanessa Barberis (Pacific Alumni) 2007 Waste Audit presentation ~ January 25 

February

2010 Sustainability Report released

Friends of the Lower Calaveras River, University of the Pacific and River Partners team up to restore habitat on the Calaveras River in Stockton ~ Feb 5

Campus Day of Service ~ February 12

Garden Party & showing of Food Inc. 8 students from SEA (Stockton campus) also attended ~ Feb 11 (McGeorge Campus)

March

The Water War:Challenges and Litigation Surrounding San Joaquin County Water, Moderated by: Bill Jeffery, Professor of Law ~ March 1

REXPO - San Joaquin Green Team event held in Stockton ~ March 9

Sustaining our Pacific Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 3

School of International Studies students Kim Hargrave and Samantha Phillips speak on "Council on Non-Governmental Organizations and Solar Cookers International." ~ March 15

Sustainability Month March 21 - April 22

Sustainable Farming with Eric Firpo, Stockton Harvest; Bob Whitaker, Fresh Edibles; Dana Perls, Pesticide Watch ~ March 21

OIT Online Fax Server Demo - The Online Fax Server can replace office fax machine. Seven Tips to be more green while using technology at University of the Pacific.

Bike Tour of the Calaveras River Trail, 11 miles round trip ~ April 3

2 Day E-Waste Recycling Event Dugoni School of Dentistry in partnership with UnWaste.com ~ April 2 & 3

Stockton Earth Day Festival ~ April 10

Cooking Demonstration with Ken Albala, History Department and Author of The Lost Art of Real Cooking ~ April 11

Exploring John Muir's Legacy through Photography and Film - Lecture by photographer Scot Miller and film screening on John Muir's Legacy by film maker Catherine Tatge ~ April 13

Go Green for Guatemala - Co-hosted by the Environmental Law Society and the Spanish Speakers Club raised money for the Centro de Accion Legal, Ambiental y Social (CALAS) [McGeorge] ~ April 13

No Impact Man, The Documentary [McGeorge] ~ April 14

Modesto Junior College Earth Day Festival ~ April 14

RecycleMania Celebration ~ April 18

Bizarre Foods: San Francisco Episode [Dugoni] ~ April 18

Rebroadcast of Michael Pollan: The Sun Food Agenda [Dugoni] ~ April 19

Sierra Nevada Brewery Company - Sustainable Business Practices ~ April 20

Sustainability Committee Commuting Survey conduced by Sighlines [Stockton Staff & Faculty]

Tapped, The Movie [Dugoni] ~ April 21

Party for the Planet [McGeorge] ~ April 21

ASuop Green Fashion Show and showing of Fern Gully ~ April 22

April

Meatless Mondays started in the Dining Center in partnership with the Environmental Law Society and supported by the Student Sustainability Committee [McGeorge]

University of the Pacific is named in the Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition

May

Graduation gowns made of recycled plastic bottles ~ May 7

Bike or Walk to Work Week ~ May 16-20 

Stockton Campus recycling switches to Yellow-Top totes

June

University passes 250K Sustainability Investment Fund to put towards operational changes that will improve sustainability while also reducing costs

July

John T. Chambers Technology Center is Certified LEED Gold (featured in AASHE bulletin)