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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Planning & Policy

Sustainability efforts are driven by the University Commitment to Sustainability and guided by recommendations from the Sustainability Committee, feedback from the Pacific community and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating SystemTM (STARS). 

Other influential working groups and committees include or have included:

  • University Facilities Committee
  • Sacramento Student Sustainability Committee (inactive)
  • Environmental and Animal Law Society
  • San Francisco Sustainability Task Force

Tracking and Assessing Progress

To assess progress toward sustainability, Pacific completes a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating SystemTM (STARS) report. STARS is a transparent, self reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. More information about STARS and the scores from all participating institutions can be found at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education website. University of the Pacific earned STARS Silver (V2.0) in 2017. View full report.


Sustainable Building Construction and Renovation Policy
This policy has been in effect since January 1, 2010. 

Purchasing Policy
The policy includes commitments to: supplier diversity, local suppliers, and sustainability.