GPSEN’s Sustainability Symposium


“A Call FR Action”



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Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus


Join GPSEN and our co-host Portland Community College for our
2020 Sustainability Symposium:  “A Call for Action”

Calling all change agents, leaders, teachers, scholars, students, and community members in our greater Portland region and beyond. Highlighting cutting-edge academic and community research, sustainability projects and sustainability solutions, we will focus on collaboration, diversity, innovative problem-solving, reflections on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how we can amplify our work through the power of education, networks, and collective impact.


Announcing our opening Keynote Speaker!


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Makerusa “Mak” Porotesano, 

PCC Sylvania Multicultural Center Coordinator


We will start out the day with a pre-conference Student Summit, hosted by GPSEN’s College Network.  The Sustainability Symposium features community, faculty, and student leader presentations, workshops, posters, art, tabling, an award ceremony, and a networking reception and celebration.

More Program details to come!


Sustainability Leadership Awards Nominations

Nominations for our GPSEN Sustainability Leadership Awards are now open.

Who do you believe deserves recognition for their exemplary sustainability work in our community?  Each year, we feature and celebrate an individual in each of the following categories: non-profit organization, private business, faculty, student, and community member.

Be sure to submit nominations for our regional Sustainability Leadership Awards, by February 1. 


Interested in learning about last year’s Symposium? Check out details here.  

Learn more about our Symposium and the history of GPSEN, in our PCC Sustain Me! podcast.


We look forward to sharing the day with you.  Remember, we are all in this together!


Thank You to Last Year’s Sponsors!

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