Senior Jayda Kechour realized her love for animals includes removing animal products from her diet. While on her food journey, Kechour discovered her passion to become a regenerative farmer.
Pepperdine uses Christian ideals to inform its sustainability initiatives, yet does not take a stance on climate change. Faculty and students said they believe not taking a position on climate change goes against the University’s mission and science and is damaging to the surrounding area.
Integrated Marketing Communication Professor Sarah Fischbach talks about her passion for fighting against single-use plastic waste and how she’s using her passion for sustainability in research.
Pepperdine’s five Young Evangelicals for Climate Action fellowship members advocate for change and preservation of God’s creation through individual projects based around sustainability. Each student — all women — work with the University’s administration and other students on a faith-based mission to create a healthier planet.
Junior Clare Cornelius started her small business selling eco-friendly swimwear in April. Cornelius designs, sews, markets and packages her swimwear by herself and with the intention of being environmentally conscious.
Pepperdine’s Sustainability program faced successes and challenges with the opening and subsequent closure of the New Zealand Sustainability International Program. Students and faculty are hard at work to find spaces for sustainability in their four-year plan and new ways to travel abroad.
Living a 100% sustainable lifestyle comes at a cost not everyone can afford. It’s time for sustainability snobs to stop making others feel bad for not being able to share in that luxury.
Since acquiring the notes of John Peabody Harrington 14 years ago, the Cultural Department of the Santa Ynez Band of Samala Chumash Indians aims to rekindle the ancestors’ culture of living off the land. The group participates in recycling, cleanups and a bustling tribal nursery.
A Pepperdine professor and student research people’s disgust levels when faced with reusing single-use plastics during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will use this research to further the discussion on curbing plastic waste.
Second Breath Buttons is a jewelry business that sells hand-made pieces made by Pepperdine’s very own, senior Kara Tyler. Her brand represents supporting sustainability, small businesses and women.