Global Climate Change Week

Climate change poses a major threat to sustainable development. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, ‘Poverty and disadvantage are expected to increase in some populations as global warming increases; limiting global warming to 1.5°C, compared with 2°C, could reduce the...

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Judy Walton – 2019 AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award

PSU’s Judy Walton  is the Recipient of 2019 AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award Judy Walton was the founding director of AASHE, serving the organization from 2006 to 2013. Sustainability has been her lifelong passion, with a focus on higher education and cities. Her experiences include community-led...

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Art Exhibit: Ghost Net Landscape

Ghost Net Landscape is an interactive art installation and performance, in which Emily Miller collaborates with visitors to transform piles of “ghost net” fishing rope waste into sculptural, tactile basket forms. The project involves three major components: a massive pile of ghost net rescued from...

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Campus Sustainability Month

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events on campus and elsewhere to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become...

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PCC – A Top College for Sustainability, 2019

PCC was named top community college for sustainability in the country by The Chronicle of Higher Education. We’re in some elite company as we try to combat climate change & create a healthier future. Check out our ranking! http://bit.ly/2lwVvS1 

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Eco-School Network Dessert Meetup

Parents, teachers, and grandparents – join us to learn what you can do to make your child’s school greener and healthier! We offer free training to help you carry out a project that gets students practicing sustainability at school. Meetups are at 7:00 pm on Sept 23 in NE Portland,...

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8th Americas RCE Meeting

We are pleased to inform you that the 8th Americas RCE Meeting will be organized in Burlington, Vermont, USA from 23 – 25 September 2019. This Meeting will be hosted by RCE Greater Burlington with the support of United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability...

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Earth Overshoot Day

A couple of days ago on 29 July was 2019’s Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and...

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2019 International Green Gown Awards Winners

The winners of the 2019 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 10th July 2019 at our host partner venue – the Institute of International Education (IIE) – in New York as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum. The International Green Gown Awards celebrate the...

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Reaching out for the Stars: Consolidating the HESD Constellation

The COPERNICUS Alliance Online Conference 2019, entitled “Reaching out for the Stars: Consolidating the HESD Constellation”, will take place from 9-11 September 2019. This innovative online conference is free of charge and travel carbon! It seeks to unite people and institutions committed to...

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Life Cycle Assessment

Sustainability practitioners are frequently confronted with a tough question: “How do I measure that?” Here’s how. This is a survey course on life cycle assessment. Participants will learn the steps involved and gain a basic understanding of the scope, challenges and...

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Volunteer Field Trip Leader Spring 2019

Are you passionate about teaching, nature, or working with children? If so, consider volunteering with the Sauvie Island Center this spring! Volunteers are trained to lead or co-lead small groups of elementary school students through hands-on activities about plant life cycles, pollination, soil...

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