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by Christina Williams March 2, 2015

If you came to last year’s annual Sustainability Celebration, you know it was a raucous good time. If you missed it, you’ll be pleased to know that this year will be even better. 

by Ankita Guchait February 27, 2015
Listen as DJ Anky interviews Olyssa Starry, an assistant professor in PSU's Honors College, and her graduate assistant, Sydney Gonsalves, about their current research and involvement in an international project to assess greenroof biodiversity.
by Vinicius Cavani... February 26, 2015
Lighting is responsible for 5 to 10 percent of total energy consumption in the average U.S. home. This percentage might not sound like a huge amount of energy, but we can still reduce it significantly just by replacing our old incandescent bulbs with more highly efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LEDs).
by Todd Ferry February 26, 2015
Todd Ferry is a research associate at the School of Architecture’s Center for Public Interest Design who designs and builds structures for the world’s most vulnerable communities, where good design can have the greatest impact.
by Anna Dearman February 24, 2015
Students in 11 classes from across the University are engaging with Portland neighborhoods in meaningful ways this term through the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative. Check out this quick snapshot of the urban sustainability projects being explored in classes this term.
by Olivia Clarke February 17, 2015

We all wash our clothes (well, hopefully—dorm life can get a little iffy in that department). But what about all the water and energy that goes into this process?