Welcome to the Greater Portland
Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN)


homePageGardenersGPSEN is a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), acknowledged by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

As a multi-sector collaborative network of educators, students, non-profits, political and industry leaders, organizations, and community members, we promote education, training, and public awareness to help create a sustainable future for the greater Portland region, including Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington.

Can you envision a better world?  The new 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development can help!5 Ps of SD

We are helping implement Goal #4, on Education, with UNESCO’s new Global Action Programme on ESD:

  1. Advancing policy by mainstreaming ESD
  2. Transforming learning and training environments through whole-institution approaches
  3. Building capacities of educators and trainers
  4. Empowering and mobilizing youth
  5. Accelerating sustainable solutions at the local level