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by Wim Wiewel August 25, 2014
With half the world’s population of seven billion now living in urban or rapidly urbanizing areas, any path to sustainability will have to negotiate the complexities and contradictions that define the modern city. Resilient yet damaging, cities hold the keys to an uncertain future. The disappearance of traditional community anchors has left a void in our cities, which are otherwise well-positioned to address global sustainability dilemmas. This is the opportunity of the 21st century for our urban universities: to employ their missions of education and service in solving these challenges while creating equitable economic opportunities for city denizens.
by Mary Rozance August 18, 2014

Much attention is given to local foods and goods in Oregon, and that extends to the products we get from the forest.

by Heather Spalding July 30, 2014
As a native of Portland and a 2013 graduate of PSU’s Leadership for Sustainability Education master’s program, Nicole Sangsuree Barrett was an unforgettable member of the PSU community. Among the many roles she embraced, she was a singer, songwriter, artist, musician, puppeteer, farmer, and activist for causes that included social justice and the environment. Nicole Sangsuree Barrett left a powerful legacy upon her passing in Thailand on Thursday, July 18, 2014.
by B.D. Wortham-Galvin July 29, 2014
B.D. Wortham-Galvin is an assistant professor with a trio of fascinating projects on the go.
by Kevin Thomas July 28, 2014

On October 22—National Campus Sustainability Day—Winona LaDuke will speak at Portland State. While LaDuke has certified rock star status in some communities, others might ask: “Who is Winona LaDuke?” 

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