Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network

Do you want to increase your collective impact?  Hoping to expand your network?  Looking for sustainability education tools and opportunities in the greater Portland region? Our Regional Hub’s calendar, resources, and news feed have everything you need to shape a sustainable future.

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Become part of the GPSEN community by signing on as a regional partner or joining an action committee, and make a commitment to support education for sustainable development within Portland and beyond.

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GPSEN is a multi-sector network of educators, students, non-profits, political and industry leaders, organizations, and community members collaborating to promote sustainability education in the region.

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Acknowledged as a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) by United Nations University, in 2013, we are part of a coalition of 174 RCEs around the world.

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What is a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development? What is the geographic region for ‘Greater Portland’? How is GPSEN supported?

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Neeraja Havaligi’s Farewell Letter

Neeraja Havaligi’s Farewell Letter

Greetings, everyone. I hope this finds all of you safe and well. Consider this as a personal note of gratitude to all of you for your continued support to our organization with your readership, partnership and participation in the work we do. As I step away from GPSEN...

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Portland Declares A Climate Emergency

Portland Declares A Climate Emergency

Hours after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly revoked their support from the Interstate 5 Rose Quarter project, a controversial freeway widening project, the council voted to adopt a climate emergency declaration. Globally, thousands of...

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Explore our library of Sustainability Education Resources:

The Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action

The Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action

Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient and Just America

Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient and Just America

Sustainable Development Report 2020

Sustainable Development Report 2020

US Climate Resilience Toolkit

US Climate Resilience Toolkit

Riverlands of the Anthropocene: Walking Our Waterways as Places of Becoming

Riverlands of the Anthropocene: Walking Our Waterways as Places of Becoming

Grading Goal Four – Tensions, Threats, and Opportunities in the Sustainable Development Goal on Quality Education

Grading Goal Four – Tensions, Threats, and Opportunities in the Sustainable Development Goal on Quality Education

RCE Contributions to a More Sustainable World

RCE Contributions to a More Sustainable World

The State of the World’s Forests: Forests, Biodiversity and People

The State of the World’s Forests: Forests, Biodiversity and People

Racial Justice

Racial Justice

How our brains make it hard to solve climate change

How our brains make it hard to solve climate change

The importance of climate education in a COVID-19 world

The importance of climate education in a COVID-19 world

Community Energy Project Programs

Community Energy Project Programs

Dawnland is now available

Dawnland is now available

Planting for Pollinators

Planting for Pollinators

Earth School

Earth School

UNEP Statement on COVID-19

UNEP Statement on COVID-19

Charting an SDG 4.7 roadmap for radical, transformative change in the midst of climate breakdown

Charting an SDG 4.7 roadmap for radical, transformative change in the midst of climate breakdown

ISSP Career Center

ISSP Career Center

World Oregon Global Classroom

World Oregon Global Classroom

AASHE Conference & Expo to be 100% virtual

AASHE Conference & Expo to be 100% virtual

Earth Day 1970-2017: What’s Changed

Earth Day 1970-2017: What’s Changed

350PDX Updates and Resources

350PDX Updates and Resources

National Geographic

National Geographic

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2020

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2020

The digital introduction of the SDGs into Higher Education Teaching

The digital introduction of the SDGs into Higher Education Teaching

Center for Sustainable Economy

Center for Sustainable Economy

2020 Elevating Impact Summit Videos

2020 Elevating Impact Summit Videos

Sustainable Development and Higher Education Institutions: Acting With a Purpose

Sustainable Development and Higher Education Institutions: Acting With a Purpose

Second Nature Solutions Center

Second Nature Solutions Center

ESD publications for teacher-preparation

ESD publications for teacher-preparation

Evaluation to connect national priorities with the SDGs

Evaluation to connect national priorities with the SDGs

Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program

Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program

Free Junk Jumble Recycling Materials Game

Free Junk Jumble Recycling Materials Game

ACUI On-Line Learning

ACUI On-Line Learning

Education Resources

Education Resources

Bioneers Reader: Intelligence in Nature

Bioneers Reader: Intelligence in Nature

Nature’s Notebook

Nature’s Notebook

The State of Global Environmental Governance 2019

The State of Global Environmental Governance 2019

Stories to Change the World

Stories to Change the World

Advancing Environmental Education Practice

Advancing Environmental Education Practice

Green Learning Network

Green Learning Network

7th Higher Education in the World Report “Humanities and Higher Education: Synergies between Science, Technology and Humanities”

7th Higher Education in the World Report “Humanities and Higher Education: Synergies between Science, Technology and Humanities”

The Green Economy Tracker

The Green Economy Tracker

Degrowth Toward a Steady State Economy: Unifying Non-Growth Movements

Degrowth Toward a Steady State Economy: Unifying Non-Growth Movements

The Green New Deal: Bioneers Media Collection

The Green New Deal: Bioneers Media Collection

Harvesting synergy from sustainable development goal interactions

Harvesting synergy from sustainable development goal interactions

Systems Change to Revolutionize our World for the Better

Systems Change to Revolutionize our World for the Better

Issues and Trends in Education for Sustainable Development

Issues and Trends in Education for Sustainable Development

Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives

Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives

Free Climate Literacy Ebooks

Free Climate Literacy Ebooks

AASHE 2019 Conference Highlights

AASHE 2019 Conference Highlights

Our World in Data

Our World in Data

EcoChallenge: Save the Dates!

EcoChallenge: Save the Dates!

Conscious Capitalism Launches New Elevate Business Conference

Conscious Capitalism Launches New Elevate Business Conference

Faith Climate Action Week Kit Now Available!

Faith Climate Action Week Kit Now Available!

Asian Economic Integration Report

Asian Economic Integration Report

The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2019

The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2019

UNITAR’s Policy cycle, integrated approaches and SDGs

UNITAR’s Policy cycle, integrated approaches and SDGs

Facing the Future Publications

Facing the Future Publications

Eco-School Network Releases Annual Report

Eco-School Network Releases Annual Report

Harvesting Synergy from Sustainable Development Goal Interactions

Harvesting Synergy from Sustainable Development Goal Interactions

En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator

En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator

Edeos Digital Education Videos

Edeos Digital Education Videos

Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit

Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit

Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities

Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities

‘Futures of Education: Learning to Become’ Initiative

‘Futures of Education: Learning to Become’ Initiative

PCC Climate Change Resource Guide

PCC Climate Change Resource Guide

Free Climate Lawsuit Curriculum

Free Climate Lawsuit Curriculum

Teach the Future

Teach the Future

Water Resilient Cities

Water Resilient Cities

Environment, Conflict and Cooperation (ECC)

Environment, Conflict and Cooperation (ECC)

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

U.S. Cities Release New Climate Action Playbook

U.S. Cities Release New Climate Action Playbook

U.S. Cities Release New Climate Action Playbook

Sustainability Science Education

Sustainability Science Education

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report 2019

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report 2019

Climate Strike Educator Resource Guide

Climate Strike Educator Resource Guide

Greening New Pastures for Green Investments

Greening New Pastures for Green Investments

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019

Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

Planet Local Library

Planet Local Library

The Innovate to Mitigate Challenge

The Innovate to Mitigate Challenge

Haiku Alive School Outreach Program

Haiku Alive School Outreach Program

Introducing STARS 2.2

Introducing STARS 2.2

Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems

Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems

ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRANTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY

ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRANTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY

IPCC Climate Change and Land Report

IPCC Climate Change and Land Report

2018 State of the Climate Report

2018 State of the Climate Report

SMART is now SMART Reading

SMART is now SMART Reading

Open SDG Platform

Open SDG Platform

Leveraging Services for Development

Leveraging Services for Development

Growing Gardens

Growing Gardens

Reshaping governance for sustainability

Reshaping governance for sustainability

HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

Outdoor School Fully Funded!

Outdoor School Fully Funded!

UN SDG:Learn Launched

UN SDG:Learn Launched

Lasting Learning, Real Impact through Project-Based Learning

Lasting Learning, Real Impact through Project-Based Learning

SDG Accord Report

SDG Accord Report

Understanding Climate Change

Understanding Climate Change

Modelling for Sustainable Development: New Decisions for a New Age

Modelling for Sustainable Development: New Decisions for a New Age

REVITALIZATION

REVITALIZATION

Spotlight Report 2019

Spotlight Report 2019

Transforming our World in Harmony with Nature

Transforming our World in Harmony with Nature

Local is Our Future

Local is Our Future

Expanding the Definition of Literacy to Educate for Sustainability

Expanding the Definition of Literacy to Educate for Sustainability

WorldOregon Youth to Power

WorldOregon Youth to Power

Publication Opportunity

Publication Opportunity

PSU maintains AASHE STARS Gold rating

PSU maintains AASHE STARS Gold rating

Declaring War on Words that Sell Sustainability Short – Blog

Declaring War on Words that Sell Sustainability Short – Blog

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear

Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear

Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Metro T2020 Survey

Metro T2020 Survey

Transport and Climate Change 2018 Global Status Report (TCC-GSR)

Transport and Climate Change 2018 Global Status Report (TCC-GSR)

Financing for Sustainable Development Report

Financing for Sustainable Development Report

A New Global Language for Natural Resources

A New Global Language for Natural Resources

The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability Route Map

Sustainability Route Map

Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking with a Focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking with a Focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Code

Sustainable Development Code

The Earth Scientist – Spring 2019

The Earth Scientist – Spring 2019

Better Student Outcomes through Sustainability – Living Lab Guide

Better Student Outcomes through Sustainability – Living Lab Guide

Global Green Economy Index

Global Green Economy Index

Education: the multiplier effect

Education: the multiplier effect

Metro’s Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Metro’s Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Big Planet, Big Feels

Big Planet, Big Feels

Sustainable Development Goals – Resources for educators

Sustainable Development Goals – Resources for educators

Becoming an impactful, purposeful, and agile leader for sustainable development

Becoming an impactful, purposeful, and agile leader for sustainable development

Welcoming Jackie Kirouac-Fram as New ED of the ReBuilding Center

Welcoming Jackie Kirouac-Fram as New ED of the ReBuilding Center

Free Children’s Book Helps Parents Explain Climate Change

Free Children’s Book Helps Parents Explain Climate Change

How to teach the next generation of changemakers

How to teach the next generation of changemakers

Green Living Journal

Green Living Journal

Fostering Leadership for Sustainability

Fostering Leadership for Sustainability

Faith Climate Action Week Kit

Faith Climate Action Week Kit

Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals

Drawdown EcoChallenge 2019

Drawdown EcoChallenge 2019

Eye on Earth Symposium

Eye on Earth Symposium

Climate  and Security

Climate and Security

Unlocking The Inclusive Growth Story Of The 21st Century

Unlocking The Inclusive Growth Story Of The 21st Century

Cloud Commons

Cloud Commons

Climate Literacy: Educating with the Future in Mind

Climate Literacy: Educating with the Future in Mind

Faith Climate Action Week

Faith Climate Action Week

Action on Ocean

Action on Ocean

Act for the World

Act for the World

Climate change food calculator: What’s your diet’s carbon footprint?

Climate change food calculator: What’s your diet’s carbon footprint?

Preparing People on the West Coast for Climate Change

Preparing People on the West Coast for Climate Change

Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP)

Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP)

Education Requires Prominent Place in Countries’ National Climate Plans

Education Requires Prominent Place in Countries’ National Climate Plans

Making Massive Small Change

Making Massive Small Change

Open Call:  SDG Good Practices

Open Call: SDG Good Practices

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators

THE #RIGHTTOEDUCATION CAMPAIGN

THE #RIGHTTOEDUCATION CAMPAIGN

Democracy for All: Beyond a Crisis of Imagination

Democracy for All: Beyond a Crisis of Imagination

Call for Submissions for RCE Publication on Disaster Risk Reduction in ESD

Partnerships for SDGs online platform

Partnerships for SDGs online platform

Post-GAP UNESCO Webinar Recording

Post-GAP UNESCO Webinar Recording

Synthesis Report of the voluntary national reviews (VNRs)

Synthesis Report of the voluntary national reviews (VNRs)

Everything you ever wanted to know about UNEP but were afraid to ask

Everything you ever wanted to know about UNEP but were afraid to ask

New Eco-School Network Launched

New Eco-School Network Launched

2018 Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) Data Pack

2018 Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) Data Pack

Exploring Ocean Frontiers Educator Resources

Exploring Ocean Frontiers Educator Resources

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators

Sustainability: Key to Long-term Institutional Success

Sustainability: Key to Long-term Institutional Success

Inclusive Green Growth Index

Inclusive Green Growth Index

World Benchmarking Alliance

World Benchmarking Alliance

GEM Report 2017-2018

GEM Report 2017-2018

2018 Global Green Economy Index

2018 Global Green Economy Index

New Website: People of Color in Environmental and Climate Justice

New Website: People of Color in Environmental and Climate Justice

Business & The Sustainable Development Goals: A Framework for Effective Corporate Involvement

Business & The Sustainable Development Goals: A Framework for Effective Corporate Involvement

Impact Pathways of Small-Scale Energy Projects In The Global South

Impact Pathways of Small-Scale Energy Projects In The Global South

ECOSYSTEMS: Complexity, Diversity and Nature’s Contribution to Humanity

ECOSYSTEMS: Complexity, Diversity and Nature’s Contribution to Humanity

Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?

Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?

Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs

Realising the Transformative Potential of the SDGs

Academia and Communities: Engaging for Change

Academia and Communities: Engaging for Change

Green Guide for Universities

Green Guide for Universities

EcoChallenge Platform

EcoChallenge Platform

AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Hub

AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Hub

Climate Change Education Guide

Climate Change Education Guide

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Sulitest.org – Sustainability Literacy Test

Sulitest.org – Sustainability Literacy Test

Climate Wizard

Climate Wizard

Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan

Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan

Online Knowledge Hub on Sustainable Development Goals

Online Knowledge Hub on Sustainable Development Goals

Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development

Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development

United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities

United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities

A Decade of Progress: Education for Sustainable Development

A Decade of Progress: Education for Sustainable Development

NOAA Climate Stewards Book Club

NOAA Climate Stewards Book Club

Teaching Teens About Climate Change

Teaching Teens About Climate Change

NGSS CLEAN Collection

NGSS CLEAN Collection

Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change

Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change

Community Climate Change Education: A Mosaic of Approaches

Community Climate Change Education: A Mosaic of Approaches

Ocean Sustainability Teaching Module

Ocean Sustainability Teaching Module

Oregon Educator Network (OEN)

Oregon Educator Network (OEN)

Northwest Earth Institute Discussion Course Books

Northwest Earth Institute Discussion Course Books

AACC SEED Center

AACC SEED Center

NOAA Climate Explorer

NOAA Climate Explorer

New Interactive Education Module on Climate Change Effects

New Interactive Education Module on Climate Change Effects

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