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 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.