Monarch Butterflies: On the Brink of Extinction

Even though we’ve all had that on our minds lately, it’s still important to consider species that play critical roles in ecosystems and are threatened with extinction. One such species is the monarch butterfly, a key pollinator. As our partners at the Xerces Society have tracked, the western...

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Enthusiastic response to PCEF’s first request for proposals

PCEF received 140 applications from community groups to invest in climate action that advances racial and social justice. At the close of the two-month application period on November 23, the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) received 140 applications from more than 110 Oregon...

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ESD for 2030 Regional Launch

    Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) supports efforts to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to contribute to a more inclusive, just, peaceful and sustainable world. In its Resolution 72/222 in 2017, the UN General Assembly recognized ESD as...

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The Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network College Network hosted a powerful event focused on “Food Security in Uncertain Times” on Tuesday, November 17.  We appreciate the time and expertise shared by presenters to help participants learn about food security resources on...

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#TheWorldWeWant

On the United Nations 75th anniversary, we asked people around the world to share their vision of #TheWorldWeWant United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched a global conversation on the world’s future, inviting everyone, everywhere to participate, to commemorate the United Nations...

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Speak Truth to Power

Greetings GPSEN friends! It is a pleasure to be back in Portland, serving our communities and helping to shape and create a sustainable future for our region and beyond. I want to extend immense gratitude to GPSEN leaders, especially the board and co-founder/ambassador Kim Smith, for placing their...

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GPSEN Welcomes New ED – Jonathan Ostar

Join GPSEN in welcoming our new Executive Director, Jonathan Ostar! Jonathan is a Civil Rights attorney and environmental justice advocate with a passion for sustainability, community organizing and cooperative enterprise. He has worn many hats and explored many pathways to advancing social...

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RCE Americas – Incredible Projects Across the Region

RCE Salisbury and the Bosserman Center of Conflict Resolution (Maryland, USA), acknowledged by United Nations University and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as the newest Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) in the...

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PSU’s Emerging Sustainability Leaders Program

Former ISS Student Fellows program transitions to the SSC as the Emerging Sustainability Leaders program Dear Sustainability Community and PSU Students, Faculty & Staff, Since the Fall of 2016, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) Student Fellows Program has had a significant impact...

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