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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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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A Beautiful International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.  This year’s International Day of Peace theme is...

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2020 GPSEN Newsletters

Check out our Newsletter archives, in case you missed any of them or need to access to some of the details again.  If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, please click here. December News: A Chance to Reflect Mid-November 2020 Newsletter: Catharsis and Vigilance November 2020 Newsletter:...

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2019 GPSEN Newsletters

Check out our Newsletter archives, in case you missed any of them or need to access to some of the details again.  If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, please click here. Mid-December 2019 Newsletter: Awards and Opportunities December 2019 Newsletter:  Tonight and Beyond Mid-November...

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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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