Welcome to the Greater Portland
Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN)


Can you envision a better world? GPSEN can help!

Say our name backwards and you will know our mission: we are a regional network using sustainability education to create a greater Portland.

We encourage collaborative partnerships among educators, 5 Ps of SDstudents, non-profits, political and industry leaders, civic organizations, and community members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, in Oregon, and Clark County, in Washington, to help create a sustainable future through formal, non-formal, and informal education, training, and public awareness campaigns.

As a UNU-IAS Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), GPSEN helps implement Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Check out the GAP Implementation Recommendations for the U.S., for ideas on how to advance ESD efforts.

To learn more about our work, explore our website and sign up for our newsletter.


Save-the-Date:  Sustainability Symposium
Friday, January 27
Portland Community College Sylvania

Save the date for our Sustainability Symposium!  The Symposium will highlight academic and community research on sustainability issues in the greater Portland region.  In addition to keynote speakers, the event will include faculty, student, and community presentations, a poster session, tabling, workshops, and a reception.  More details to come!

We invite you to submit a proposal to be included in the Symposium.  Requests for Proposals for presentations are now being accepted.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please check out the details.