Alumnus Dr. Robert Wiese Speaks on Ethical Dilemmas in Recovering Endangered Species

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PLNU alum and chief life sciences officer of San Diego Zoo Global Dr. Robert Wiese speaks tonight at the Silent Spring Series put on by the Center for Ethics in Science & Technology. PLNU is also co-sponsoring the event. The forum, held at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park, will focus on the ethical dilemma of those seeking to preserve endangered species.

PLNU Celebrates Creation Care

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PLNU celebrated its ninth annual Creation Care Week Sept. 10-15. The sustainability program, headed by Alexandria Bennett, collaborates with the sustainability studies minor each year to dedicate a week to environmental education and awareness and how those play a role our Christian faith. This year’s Creation Care Week featured a sustainability fair; Bike the Jam,… Read more »

PLNU coalition helps restore wildlife at Border Field State Park

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This past month, a group of volunteers from PLNU joined with the Tijuana Estuary at Border Field State Park, along with a number of students from UCSD and WILDCOAST, “an international conservation team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife,” to help restore much of the environment that was either damaged or destroyed during the… Read more »


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Starting this weekend, the PLNU campus community will participate in Recyclemania, a 10-week “friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities,” against 549 other colleges and universities around the the U.S. and Canada. This year, participants will collect one day worth of PLNU’s trash, sort it,… Read more »

PLNU teams up with Westminster Community Garden

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What began as a small idea by members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, PLNU professor of sustainability Dr. Harry Watkins, and students in Watkins’ “Sustainability in Action” class became a reality this month with the creation of the Westminster Community Garden (WCG). The 7,500 square foot garden includes 12 10×10 garden plots and 14 10×20… Read more »

New solar power systems unveiled

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Two new solar systems were recently dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at PLNU. The new 620kW DC photovoltaic (PV) system and 54 kW solar thermal hot water system on PLNU’s campus will provide a combined savings of up to $1.6 million over the next 20 years. The projects build on PLNU’s first solar PV system… Read more »

Creation Care Week

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From Sept. 12-17, PLNU celebrated its annual Creation Care Week, sponsored by Waste Management, Inc. Highlights of the week included: Presentations by Jim Ball, president & CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network and author of Global Warming and Risen Lord Sustainability Fair Farmer’s Market Top Chef Cook-Off Networking with professionals working in sustainability Beach clean… Read more »