A commitment to environmental sustainability. Because of its location on the Willamette River in the state of Oregon, the University of Portland has embraced the challenge to be a wise and responsible steward of the land and water.
Signed a compact, pledging to enact and observe sustainable practices.
Acquired waterfront property, which it will reclaim and use in sustainable ways
First campus in the west to ban plastic water bottles.
Buildings are constructed and food is purchased and consumed according to sound environmental practices.
Environmental science, public policy, and good stewardship concern all units across the University.