GPSEN ED Application Now Open

GPSEN has launched a search for our next Executive Director!  We are excited to offer this opportunity for a regional professional to support sustainability education and network development in our broader community. The executive director should have previous experience in managing a non-profit,...

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Tahira Abbas Completes SAGE Legacy Fellowship

Tahira Abbas, as member of WorldOregon’s Young Professional Steering Committee recently completed a Legacy Fellowship with our frequent community partner SAGE (Senior Advocates for Generational Equity).  As part of her fellowship, Tahira worked with the Greater Portland Sustainability Education...

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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 as its Executive Director,...

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Racism, our Inner Pandemic

By, Neeraja Havaligi June 2020 Inner Pandemic, A fragile unyoked need for assertion and power one over the other. Fed by fear, shaped by stereotypes, grown in suspicion, evolving sight that only sees, ‘the other’. Inner Pandemic Intimidates into silence, Overlooks, un-hears, And claims it did not...

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Does Art Matter?

Does Art Matter? A Reflection on GPSEN’s Sustainability Symposium Series “Arts and Activism” Webinar By, Neeraja Havaligi, GPSEN Executive Director Art, a thread A memory, of the past and the present, A reminder, for the future, Art. Art, Opens senses, Multiplies capacity finds...

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Student Leadership for Divestment: Q&A with Michelle Bates

Student Sustainability Leadership Award Winner   GPSEN:  We are proud to recognize you with GPSEN’s Student Sustainability Leadership Award this year. This honor highlights your work, as a student at Portland State University, in calling for divestment from fossil fuels by Portland area...

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Student Leadership for Divestment: Q&A with Billy Fish

Student Sustainability Leadership Award Winner GPSEN:  We are proud to recognize you with GPSEN’s Sustainability Leadership Student Award this year. This honor highlights your work, as a student at Reed College, in calling for divestment from fossil fuels by Portland area educational...

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The Power of Grassroots: Q&A with Jose Mikalauskas

Community Member Sustainability Leadership Award Winner   GPSEN:  As recipient of GPSEN’s Community Member Sustainability Leadership Award this year, you’ve worked on the front lines organizing for social justice & sustainability. From climate justice to expanding public...

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Ode in the Time of Coronavirus

Ode in the Time of Coronavirus It swept the world like a tidal wave, a Tsunami That plunged us in the depths of anxiety, Fear lies crouching in the labyrinth of our minds. This virus is an enigma, a mystery to be unraveled, It knows no boundaries of geography, time and space, It visits the rich...

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