ISSP COURSE: SPaRK Sustainability Plan & Reporting Kit

Walk through the steps of creating a comprehensive sustainability plan: from justification for your sustainability efforts, through impacts assessment and determination of measures. The resulting plan also sets you up for reliable and pain free reporting. At the end of the course you will have a...

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PSU’s Sustainability Dashboard is Here!

After several months of hard work, the Campus Sustainability Office is thrilled to share its new interactive Sustainability Dashboard. Use the arrows to enter full screen – from there, you can examine utility data by time period, building, and more. The dashboard was created by PSU student...

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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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Where Will Our Food Come From?

Can you imagine getting all of your food from local producers? Or a food system that was regenerative—rather than destructive? Join us or a live, online conversation with author, farmer and PCI Board President Jason Bradford, author and co-owner of Regenerative Farms Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin,...

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Empowering a Green Future

During this Spring term 2019 at Portland Community College, I have been taking a class focused on environmental sociology. As part of the curriculum, our instructor Dr. Kim Smith – founder of GPSEN – invited the class to participate in the Northwest Earth Institute’s...

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Serving Coffee and Community: Nossa Familia

Sitting at a cafe, have you ever noticed the large number of straws, to-go cups, and plastic utensils that steadily flow from the counter to the trash can? In a culture of convenience and disposable goods, it can be easy to pass off this waste as trivial. However, these little pieces of waste add...

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