Third-Annual Sustainability Celebration May 24
Join us for a celebration of this year's sustainability activities at Portland State University, including:
• Official signing of PSU's 2040 Climate Action Plan by President Wim Wiewel
• Introduction of Robert Costanza, incoming director, Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices
• Sharing of successes by students, faculty and staff
• Poster session for Miller Grant-funded sustainability projects
Monday, May 24, 2010, 4-6 p.m.
4 p.m. Reception and poster session
5 p.m. Program and Climate Action Plan signing
6 p.m. Poster session, Freshman Inquiry "Sustainability" sections
6:45 p.m. John de Graaf, author of Influenza discusses selections from his new film, What's an Economy for Anyway?
7:30 p.m. Student Question & Answer session with John de Graaf
8:15 p.m. Freshman Inquiry Student Awards and Closing Comments
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, Rm. 355 (1825 S.W. Broadway)
Light refreshments served. Free and open to the community.
About the Climate Action Plan
PSU's 2010 Climate Action Plan contains strategies to bridge academics and operations, strengthening our University as a living laboratory for sustainable practices. Actions listed through 2013 set PSU on a trajectory to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2040 and align PSU with regional energy and waste reduction goals. The plan includes sections on commuting, travel, energy use in buildings, and material goods purchasing & disposal.
NOTE: Comments are welcome through May 17: http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/climate-action-plan