GPSEN’s Sustainability Symposium:

Building Bridges to Sustainability


Friday, March 8, 2019
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus

Join GPSEN and our co-host Portland Community College for our
2019 Sustainability Symposium:  “Building Bridges to Sustainability.”

There has never been a more important time to learn, find hope, connect with each other, and discover new ways to make a difference as we advance sustainability initiatives in our greater Portland region and beyond. Highlighting cutting-edge academic and community research and sustainability projects, we will focus on collaboration, diversity, innovative problem-solving, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Join our opening keynote speaker, Judy BlueHorse SkeltonAssistant Professor, Indigenous Nations Studies Program, Portland State University.

Opening plenary panel presented by leaders of the Portland Clean Energy Fund, from NAACP, PDX350, and Verde, with moderator Jenny Lee, with the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC).

Celebrate International Women’s Day with closing keynote speaker, Suvira Chaturvedi, UN Adviser/ Consultant in international development, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.

We start out the day with a pre-conference Student Summit, hosted by GPSEN’s College Network.  This is followed by a great slate of speakers, including community, faculty, and student leader presentations, workshops, posters, art, tabling, an award ceremony, and a networking reception and celebration. 


Check out our GPSEN 2019 Symposium Program!


If you would like to participate, proposals are still being accepted for posters and art through February 18. Exhibitors are invited to fill out our Sponsor form.

Come join us to learn about and celebrate the amazing, innovative sustainability education work in our region and beyond!

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Sustainability Symposium

Signature program for students and leaders in sustainability education.

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Providing knowledge, inspiration, and skills on critical issues.

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