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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Education and Research

Sustainability related majors, minors, programs

Sustainability concepts can be applied to nearly all majors. Here are programs where it is a focal point.



Graduate & Professional Degrees

Class Project Ideas

Have to research and present a class project? Why not make it a project that contributes to Pacific's sustainability efforts? Below is a list of potential project ideas. Contact us to discuss potential projects, one listed or an idea of your own. 

Project Skills Developed
Arbor Walk GIS, graphic design, interactive media, plant identification
Edibles walk GIS, graphic design, interactive media, plant identification
Energy Audit of a building data collection, writing, energy audit skills
Building Water Filter Study engineering, cost-benefit analysis, water system knowledge

Completed class projects:

  • Engineering, Building Information Modeling: Garden Rescource Center Design
  • 3D Design - Battery collection containers
  • 3D Design - Garden Furniture from reclaimed Redwood
  • Engineering Management Senior Project: Energy Audit

Funding - SPIF

The Sustainability Project Investment Fund (SPIF) was established by the university in 2012 to fund projects that advance the University's sustainability efforts at any of the three campuses. Funds are available to Faculty, staff, and students. 

SPIF Funding Timeline

September - February: Prepare applications
February: Applications submitted
March - April: Applications reviewed by Sustainability Committee
May: Notification of awards are distributed
July 1: Funds are released for approved project implementation the following fiscal year

Resource -AASHE Hub

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has resources related to all avenues of sustainability in higher education. There are resources for faculty on how to address sustainability in the curriculum and examples of ways students have adopted sustainable practices on campuses. Because Pacific is an AASHE member, everyone with a email address can access the AASHE resources
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