Community in a Time of Change

While our world continues to shift, our values remain the same. GPSEN joins our community in this moment of collective processing and change, as we remind ourselves of the power of networks and the strengths that keep our communities alive and functioning in these turbulent times. We recognize the...

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GPSEN Leaders: Farewell and Welcome

We are excited to announce exciting new leadership changes in GPSEN’s Board of Directors. Our current Board President, Heather Spalding, has accepted a newly-created position at Central Washington University’s (CWU) College of Education and Professional Studies! Heather will match new...

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COP25 Talanoa Dialogues Report

Neeraja Havaligi, GPSEN’s ED, submitted a summary of the Talanoa dialogues between participants at the December 2019 Virtual Bridge to COP25, hosted at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and Lewis and Clark College.  It offers a pulse from Portland for climate change and COP25....

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Whitman College Publishes Article on GPSEN Co-Founder Kim Smith

GPSEN Co-Founder Kim Smith’s expertise in — and passion for — environmental sociology has made her an international leader in sustainability education, representing the U.S. in global efforts, while also bettering her own community in Portland, Oregon. In addition to teaching sociology at...

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GPSEN Launches New 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

GPSEN’s strategic plan for 2019-2022 places sustainability education at the forefront in order to transform “business as usual” to a sustainable future through new levels of shared identities, empowerment, and active engagement. Strategic Priorities and Highlights Educational programs, such as...

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Judy Walton – 2019 AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award

PSU’s Judy Walton  is the Recipient of 2019 AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award Judy Walton was the founding director of AASHE, serving the organization from 2006 to 2013. Sustainability has been her lifelong passion, with a focus on higher education and cities. Her experiences include community-led...

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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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Serving Coffee and Community: Nossa Familia

Sitting at a cafe, have you ever noticed the large number of straws, to-go cups, and plastic utensils that steadily flow from the counter to the trash can? In a culture of convenience and disposable goods, it can be easy to pass off this waste as trivial. However, these little pieces of waste add...

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8th Americas RCE Meeting

We are pleased to inform you that the 8th Americas RCE Meeting will be organized in Burlington, Vermont, USA from 23 – 25 September 2019. This Meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Burlington with the support of United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability...

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