Mid-June News

“To educate is to guide students on an inner journey toward more truthful ways of seeing and being in the world” – Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach

Many of us participate in educational systems and programs across Greater Portland, including schools, non-profits, training centers, and other community organizations. Learning is a lifelong process, and as another academic year comes to a close, we invite you to reflect on how education has impacted your life. Have you ever had a mentor, teacher, or peer who encouraged you to see yourself, your community, or the world differently? GPSEN offers heartfelt thanks to all educators who support critical thinking, inquiry, and deeper understanding for learners of all ages.

With education and the transition to summer in mind, we hope this edition of the GPSEN newsletter offers ways to connect with sustainability education efforts across our region.

GPSEN Board and Executive Director applications due Monday, June 18

Are you interested in helping create a sustainable future for everyone in our region? Consider becoming a board member with the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network! Our all-volunteer board welcomes applications from people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience from across our four county region (Clark, Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas) who are excited about sustainability education. GPSEN is a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development recognized by the United Nations University. We are currently seeking new board members as well as a volunteer Executive Director to step into the shoes of our current ED, who is stepping down at the end of June. Learn more about the opportunities available at GPSEN and apply here. Any questions or issues with the application process? Contact our current ED, Lin Harmon-Walker, at linmharmon@gmail.com.

Heather Spalding
Board President

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