by Christina Williams — April 25, 2013
In Vietnam, popular culture—including songs, stories, and poster art—has long been used to unite and mobilize the general public during their centuries-long struggles for national independence. The same tradition should be tapped to help the country face the challenges posed by climate change, says Khanh Pham, a Vietnamese-American Ph.D. student in Portland State University’s urban studies program
by Laura Gleim — April 25, 2013
Portland State students and city officials from the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability gathered last week at PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions to play a board game called "Broken Cities," which simulates the economic and environmental consequences of different types of urban development. The game plays like a combination of Monopoly and Sim City, but with an added twist of climate science.
by Lisa Meersman — April 22, 2013
Over the years, the students of Take Back the Tap have worked hard to create meaningful change on the PSU campus and we have gained significant support from the campus community. However, as a Portland State alum, a citizen of Portland, and a member of the global community, I was embarrassed to attend “An Evening with Tim Wise” on April 10 and see Dasani bottled water placed on the podium.
by Kathryn Camp — April 16, 2013
Did you know that most coffee cups cannot be recycled? It’s a common misconception that coffee cups are recyclable, but really there is a plastic film inside many cups that causes them to end up in a landfill. Usually, the cardboard sleeve is the only part that belongs in the recycling bin.
by Heather Elise S... — April 12, 2013
A group of strangers had the good fortune of spending our Spring Break together on a service-learning trip organized by Student Leaders for Service (SLS). As participants in one of three Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs, we travelled throughout Northern California working on organic farms and tracing the food supply lines back to the city.
by Christina Williams — April 8, 2013
Portland State University and Wells Fargo are teaming up to present a new competition for students and faculty with innovative ideas about how to improve the way we operate in a resource-constrained environment.