What is Sustainable Living?
Sustainable Living concerns your day to day practices that are friendly environmentally, socially, and economically. Sometimes referred to as "Green Living," sustainable living involves a set of skills and knowledge that allow you to make informed choices to better society and reduce adverse impacts on the Planet.
At Pacific, we are working together to be responsible and informed citizens; creating skills that last a lifetime.
Top Ways to Live Sustainably at Pacific:
Know your totes
Identify and utilize nearest recycle, compost, and landfill totes (waste management information)
Blue recycling bins also available in residence halls
Bike, skate, walk, and carpool whenever possible.
Try the student shuttle service
Be aware of water usage
Take short showers, turn off faucets, report leaks, wash full loads
Buy local, organic, Fair Trade, and all-natural foods for personal health and community support. Look for Bon Appetit's menu for healthy and sustainable options in the Marketplace.
Bring your own reusable bottles/cups
Discounts are available at campus cafe or fill up at hydration stations and water fountains
Unplug chargers and appliances when not in use
Try a power-saving surge protector
Join student sustainability groups, Participate in the Ted and Chris Robb Garden located on campus, attend related events, and volunteer
Participate in university projects, take related courses, read current events
Helpful Sustainable Living Websites:
Earthh911 provides information on recycling facilities, reuse and reduce ideas, crafts, and news
The Huffington Post offers up to date news and media in many areas of green living including science, business, politics, technology, and healthy living.
Although the name may initially seem cliche, this website offers top stories in green design, technology, healthy eating, business, energy, and transportation.