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Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Collaboration for a more sustainable world.

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) empowers effective community-university collaboration for a more livable, resilient, and sustainable future. 

With a specific focus on addressing climate change, ISS serves as a link between the city and PSU—working across campus and in the community to provide valuable educational experiences while advancing sustainability efforts in our city and region.

About our programs:

Portland Climate Action Collaborative 

A partnership between the city and ISS to advance goals outlined in the Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan.

Living Lab Program

Matching motivated faculty and students with University staff to work on projects that support PSU’s campus sustainability and climate action goals.

Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative 

Connecting PSU students and faculty with community organizations in long-term partnerships to advance neighborhood-scale efforts.

Sustainability Internship Program 

Providing students real-world experience through paid internships in professional fields that focus on resilience.


Faculty Fellows and 
Student Fellows 

Over 200 faculty and students from dozens of departments at PSU pursue sustainability research, teaching, learning, and action.

Urban Sustainability Accelerator 

Helping urban areas across the U.S. implement their sustainability projects—moving plans, concepts, and policies to reality.

 

 

Help build a better future by investing in education and supporting the Institute for Sustainable Solutions' work.

Meet Institute staff and Advisory Council

Learn more about the Institute's impact in our 2015 Annual Report

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