Portland, Ore.—August 18, 2020—American College of Healthcare Sciences’ (ACHS) is pleased to announce that the college will be donating $1,000 to Mudbone Grown, a local Black-owned farm that promotes inter-generational community-based farming with a focus on sustainable environmental, social, cultural, and economic impacts in communities. The college will also be donating $500 to Ocean Matters, an organization known for marine science through service.
The donations come as a result of ACHS staff, faculty, family, and friends working together as a team to reduce plastic use as a part of the Plastic Free Ecochallenge. At the beginning of the month, Chief Marketing Officer Kate Harmon challenged the ACHS Ecochallenge Team to earn 10,000 points in the Plastic Free Ecochallenge for the college to make the donations. At the end of the month, the college had earned 19,676 points and finished 9th place nationally, 2nd place among schools, and 1st place in Oregon. The $500 donation to Ocean