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, students, 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.


Facing Climate Change Workshop

Friday, April 21
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Portland Community College Cascade – TEB 222
705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

Facing Climate Change identifies the psychological barriers that inhibit our sense of efficacy, such as fear, time, and self-limiting frames of actions and outcomes, and offers tools to overcome adversity, develop communication skills, and build our resilience. This workshop will use lessons from ecopsychology to help you build your own reserves of personal resilience so that you can face what you know and read about climate change with clear eyes, not sink into despair, and learn practices that will be psychologically supportive and empowering, including suggestions for how you can take action in your own communities. Through this lens, climate change becomes our ally to help us to move forward.

Go to our Facing Climate Change page to learn more and register.


5 Ps of SD

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.


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