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PSU Climate Champions
PSU departments working to reduce their environmental footprint.
PSU Reuse Room
Need a binder or desk organizer? The PSU Reuse Room is a place for the free exchange of usable office and school supplies.
Our Community Partner: Office of Sustainable Development
This partnership is designed to develop case studies of green building practices in the City of Portland and to provide assistance to promoting green building within the City of Portland.
Our Community Partner: Oregon Center for Environmental Health
OCEH is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to reducing and eliminating toxic chemicals that are long-lasting and build up in living tissues, threatening the health and reproductive viability of humans and wildlife. Students use the OCEH as a practicum site for learning about sustainability and environmental health issues.
Our Community Partner: Multnomah ESD Outdoor School
The ESD Outdoor School is designed to teach field-based science concepts as they relate to natural resources, to extend science instruction beyond the classroom and to implement activities that provide opportunities for participation in cooperative living experiences, performing arts, recreation, and structured events.
Our Community Partner: Metro Regional Government
Metro funds commercial technical assistance projects providing on-site assistance to businesses throughout the region focusing on recovering additional resources from the waste stream, increasing markets for recycled content products, and promoting waste prevention practices.
Our Community Partner: Nature Conservancy
Students worked with Brian Lipinski throughout Spring Term 2003 to design and write a brochure discussing the ecological features and flora and fauna of the Camilla Reserve. The brochure is for the public at large.
Our Community Partner: Port of Portland
PSU faculty and students have conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the port's solid waste and recycling management systems, providing recommendations for improvement, including establishing the only major airport food waste diversion program in the country.
Our Community Partner: The Wetlands Conservatory
TWC works with local communities, land trusts, watershed councils, and state resource managers to build local stewardship and acquire lands. TWC and PSU's Geography Department have created a website to disseminate information about the state's important wetlands.
Our Community Partner: Environmental Justice Action Group
PSU students participate in a variety of Senior Capstone courses and research projects designed to enhance the air quality in the Portland Metropolitan region.
Our Community Partner: Know Ivy League of Forest Park
Students survey and obtain data in three locations with different degrees of urbanization in Forest Park. All of the information collected will help in understanding the relationship between ivy and native plants with regard to human impacts/urbanization.
Our Community Partner: Johnson Creek Watershed Council
PSU students and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council work together to set up a snapshot monitoring event designed to empower individual landowners to learn about the health of Johnson Creek on their property, meeting the goals of the watershed council in the areas of protection, conservation, and restoration of the watershed.
Our Community Partner: US Fish and Wildlife Service
This partnership involves the cooperation of the USFWS, the Chinook Tribe and Portland State University and is aimed at archaeological and environmental research, public education and student training.
Our Community Partner: Bureau of Environmental Services
The Community Watershed Stewardship Partnership utilizes PSU students in assisting neighborhoods and communities to develop voluntary watershed protection activities and programs.
Our Community Partner: Portland Parks and Recreation
Oaks Bottom Signage Project - Students studied the Oaks Bottom Refuge and created interpretive signs for the public's benefit on proper use and care of the sensitive wetland area.