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by Laura Gleim April 14, 2014
An executive, a student, a diversity strategist, a tribal leader, an activist, and a veteran—they’re all taking on climate change. And they all came together at Portland State University this winter to share a live story about their efforts at an event called Fortified: True Stories of Climate Action. Missed the event? Not to worry—we filmed it just for you.
by Heather Spalding April 8, 2014
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” - Hans Hoffman On April 22, we will celebrate Earth Day! When you consider the health of the earth, do you think about how your personal well-being supports sustainability? Each day, we breathe air, drink water, and eat food that literally is the earth. From our bodies, these life elements then continue cycling through the earth’s living systems. Each of us also participates in social, cultural and economic systems. By creating personal balance and health, we are supporting sustainability.
by Laura Gleim April 7, 2014
You could consider the Columbia River Gorge as Earth Day’s cradle. In 1970, Denis Hayes, a 25-year-old native of Camas, Wash., planned the first Earth Day celebration. This April, students will host Portland State University’s 7th Annual Earth Day Festival, an entire week chock-full of speaker panels, workshops, film screenings, and hands-on activities exploring and celebrating the environment.
by Anna Dearman April 7, 2014

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions invites PSU faculty from across the University to apply to participate in a professional development workshop to be held Friday, June 20th, 2014. 

by Alejandra Zamudio April 7, 2014
Q&A with Alejandra Zamudio, student, artist, social sustainability advocate and volunteer.
by Kenzie Eiden April 4, 2014
The Portland-based nonprofit City Repair hosts an annual ten-day placemaking festival called the Village Building Convergence (VBC). This “festival” combines crowd-sourced activism, creative community development, and hands-on education and celebration. This year’s festival will take place between May 23 and June 1.

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