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Institute for Sustainable Solutions

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

ISS invites faculty from across the University to join us by becoming a faculty fellow, and then apply for a grant through our cities and sustainability grant program. Grant application deadline: April 11.

ISS is home to the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, the Research to Action symposia, the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative, and the Ecosystem Services for Urbanizing Regions Graduate Research Traineeship (IGERT).

ISS administers the 10-year, $25 million challenge grant made to the University by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation in September 2008, providing catalytic funding to integrate sustainability across the campus and prepare students for change-making careers. 

In 2013, staff worked with partners throughout PSU to develop a set of goals and initiatives that became known as the Sustainability Playbook

Learn more about how ISS supports faculty, students, and the broader community through its programs in the ISS 2014-15 Annual Report. (The 2013-14 report is available here.) 

Meet Institute staff and fellows.

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