PLNU takes caring for God's creation through environmental stewardship seriously. We strive to equip students with the knowledge of good stewardship practices through our on-campus recycling program, educational programs and events, and renewable energy technologies. We believe, however, that positive solutions to creation care are not simply programmatic. Therefore we've structured our sustainability program at PLNU so that it is interdependent between program and participant. In this way we are shaping students to be sent from PLNU into the world with the habits of good stewardship.
We are committed to leadership in the community and incorporate a high level of conservation and environmental concern in all university endeavors. This holistic approach to sustainability includes a commitment to constructing new buildings to LEED silver standards and purchasing EnergyStar equipment whenever available and financially feasible. The program incorporates an increased usage of reusable items, minimizes the use of disposables, and develops campus-wide purchasing procedures that specify materials made from recycled products and local materials whenever possible. Finally, the program seeks new ways to reduce our waste stream contributions to minimum levels.
The university's sustainability initiatives are directed by the Sustainability Officer, student sustainability team, and the Sustainability Advisory Board.