Action for People and Planet

Every September, the Member States of the United Nations meet at the General Assembly in New York to discuss the critical issues of global concern. This year, in addition to the general debate, world leaders will participate in a series of summits and high-level meetings to boost action on climate...

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Kelsey Hill Graduates and Continues Service

Kelsey Hill is a recent graduate of Portland State University’s Master of Public Policy and Public Administration programs, and additionally received a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. Kelsey joined GPSEN as a member of the Board in the summer of 2019, and is also part of the Governance...

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PSU’s Sustainability Dashboard is Here!

After several months of hard work, the Campus Sustainability Office is thrilled to share its new interactive Sustainability Dashboard. Use the arrows to enter full screen – from there, you can examine utility data by time period, building, and more. The dashboard was created by PSU student...

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Businesses Benefit From Moving Beyond Carbon

Businesses across the world are stepping up with bold strategies to address the climate crisis— and U.S. companies are leading the way. In fact, a new study from Deloitte shows that over 50% of all American companies have increased their commitments to renewable energy following recent reports...

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2019 US Cities Sustainable Development Report

The 2019 US Cities Sustainable Development Report is SDSN’s third city-level report ranking 105 US cities on progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). The results show that there will be significant work to do across the board if the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030,...

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Nature for All campaign

Dear partners and friends, As many of you know, The Intertwine Alliance Board of Directors has endorsed the Metro Parks and Nature measure. Supported by the Nature for All campaign, this region-wide Metro bond seeks to renew funding that ensures birds, fish, friends and neighbors alike have access...

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These Are the Best Countries to Be a Woman in 2019

A new global report analyzes the state of gender equality in 129 countries around the world. Denmark is the country closest to achieving the goal of gender equality, according to a new report recently published by UK-based NGO Equal Measure 2030 — but no country has achieved total gender equality...

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Earth Overshoot Day

A couple of days ago on 29 July was 2019’s Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and...

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