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Sustainability at Pacific

University of the Pacific's Sustainability Commitment states responsible leadership requires individuals and organizations to carefully evaluate short- and long-term social, economic, and environmental impacts of decisions before acting. Pacific is committed to creating a campus culture that advances this approach for a sustainable future among all members of the Pacific community. See the full University Commitment.

Sustainability is a University department that works to meet this commitment. Sustainability is responsible for coordinating and implementing initiatives in the areas of operations, academics, co-curricular learning, policy and planning which advance sustainable practices and understanding. Sustaining Pacific works specifically to engage campus members in sustainability efforts.

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Sustainability in a Nutshell

The most commonly used definition comes from a report issued by the UN's World Commission of Environment and Development in 1987, commonly referred to as the Brundtland report. It refers to sustainable development as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

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In short, sustainability is having healthy social, environmental, and economic systems that allow us to meet our needs and have a high quality of life in economically viable ways that are within the limits of the natural systems we depend on. 


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