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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Portlanders for Parks

As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged on World Environment Day 2020,”To care for humanity, we must care for nature.” Here in the Portland-Vancouver region, we know that the resiliency of communities is closely linked to our parks and open spaces. Safe and equitable...

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Announcing Model the Way Awardees

The Lloyd EcoDistrict announces their new awardees! Congrats to our first two awardees! Model the Way awards celebrate practical sustainability by recognizing institutions, firms, and individuals who have come up with creative, ambitious, radical, and resilient solutions to some of our biggest...

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Metro awards $700k for Nature in Neighborhood grants

The Metro Council recently awarded 12 community organizations $700,000 in grants for projects designed to increase racial equity and climate resilience in greater Portland by connecting people of color to nature.   This round of Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods grants include a project that bring...

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Police brutality spiking in Portland

After 6 weeks of continuous protests here in Portland, the movement for Black lives has shown that it’s here to stay. For 46 nights, protestors have gathered at locations like the Justice Center, the North Precinct, and the Portland Police Association headquarters to demand justice for Black lives...

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Check out Bridgeliner for local news

 Is that hope we feel? It’s Tuesday, friends, and before we get to the latest terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news, we want to talk about a piece of advice that’s sneakily optimistic: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”  We’ve been thinking about that quip a lot lately as the coronavirus...

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Portland Declares A Climate Emergency

Hours after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly revoked their support from the Interstate 5 Rose Quarter project, a controversial freeway widening project, the council voted to adopt a climate emergency declaration. Globally, thousands of jurisdictions have declared climate...

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Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park

Introducing Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park:  Major improvements complete at historic park (Portland, OR) – Portland Parks & Recreation and Mayor Ted Wheeler are pleased to announce that the former Lynchview Park (SE 167th Avenue and Market Street in east Portland) has been renamed Verdell...

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2020 PSU Sustainability Celebration video!

We are so proud of all of the efforts that have been accomplished at PSU this year!  So many GPSEN leaders are included in this video, including former GPSEN Board President, Heather Spalding, who won the PSU Sustainability Legacy Award.  Such wonderful news, Heather! Hear from President Percy,...

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