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PSU Sustainability Education Week
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 12:00am

PSU Sustainability Education Week - November 6-12, 2010

November 6-12, the student group Students for Leadership in Ecology, Culture & Learning (SLECL) is hosting a series of events for the PSU Sustainability Education Week.  The week's events are part of the national initiative created by the K-12 and Teacher Education sector team of the US Partnership for Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.  Last week, Governor Kulongoski signed a Proclamation in observance of Sustainability Education Week for the State of Oregon.  In its second year, PSU Sustainability Education Week builds upon collaborative relationships established last year as a sustainability learning and leadership community of practice.  The events calendar reflects partnerships with university, community, and national organizations to reflect diverse sustainability learning experiences all week long.

On Friday, November 12th, the keynote forum entitled "Notes from the Change Agentry Collective: How Social Architecture Informs Sustainability as a Driver of Large Scale Change" will be facilitated by sustainability catalyst, Douglas Cohen, Board Member & Chair of Youth Initiatives for US Partnership for Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

Other featured events include:

  • "Educating Students for Sustainability: Case Studies from Around the Country" national webinar and networking reception
  • "WakeUp: Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream" youth symposium
  • Learning Gardens Tour & Work Party
  • "Kimchi & Drinking Vinegar: Make Your Own/Tasting" workshop
  • Sustainability Education Panel

SLECL's guiding vision for PSU Sustainability Education Week is to:

  • Exemplify local, regional, national, and global models of Sustainability Education
  • Create opportunity for dialogue, reflection, and taking action
  • Build long-term collaborative learning teams
  • Involve diverse sectors, organizations, and groups
  • Convene multiple disciplines, cultures, and generations
  • Inspire joyous, creative learning

In alignment with sustainable event practices, SLECL strives to foster an "ecological systems waste culture" and encourages participants to bring their own cup, plate, cloth napkin, and utensils to events where snacks and beverages are offered.

For all event details, visit the SLECL website:  http://sites.google.com/site/psuslecl/