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Because it requires knowledge from every field, sustainability at Portland State is not based in any single department. Instead, it spans the university to unite creative thinkers from across campus and throughout our community.

Campus-wide sustainability efforts are organized and managed by three main units:

Integrating research, learning, and practice

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) is the hub for sustainability at Portland State, supporting curriculum development, student leadership, and research that contribute to a just, prosperous, and vibrant future for our region and the world.

Greening our campus

The Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) aims to ensure continuous improvement in resource conservation at PSU by facilitating collaboration, benchmarking sustainability performance, and aligning operations, policies, and planning with the University's sustainability goals.

Preparing student leaders

The Sustainability Leadership Center (SLC) enhances student success by fostering sustainability engagement and leadership opportunities that help students develop the knowledge, skills, and values to act as leaders in their future careers and communities.


Learn about other sustainability units at PSU »