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.


Sustainability Symposium

Friday, January 27
Portland Community College Sylvania
12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219

The Symposium will highlight academic and community research on sustainability issues in the greater Portland region.  In addition to keynote speaker Amy Pearl, of Hatch Innovation, the event will feature presentations, workshops, a poster session, tabling, a networking reception, and an awards ceremony.

Go to our Symposium Page to learn more, register, submit a proposal, or become a sponsor.


Hope and Resilience Training

Friday, February 10
Portland Community College Cascade
705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

In these times of accelerating change and challenge where we are bombarded with negative news that numbs and overwhelms the spirit, how can we build hope and resilience? How do we build stronger internal and external supports for sustainability personally and for our communities? How do we hold hope for our planet? This one-day training provides practical strategies and tools for cultivating hope and resilience from an ecopsychology perspective. The training, with three sections of focus: Personal, Community and Planetary, will consist of a combination of short lecture and group activities giving participants resources that they will be able to use in their own communities.

Go to our Hope and Resilience Training 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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