The concept of ecosystem services is complicated enough to understand all by itself. The average person certainly can grasp why trees make the world more livable and even the role of wetlands as a vital habitat. But what services do these aspects of nature provide and how do we value them?
by Christina Williams — April 4, 2014
by Monica Cuneo — April 1, 2014
It’s difficult to dispute that there’s a connection between healthy food and healthy people. Groups of policy makers and organizational leaders, faith based communities and neighborhood coalitions are all recognizing this relationship, and developing strategies for envisioning and creating healthier, more equitable communities. Join us this April and May for a four-session series of events that explore the connection between food, health, and community.
by Laura Gleim — March 28, 2014
by Alex Accetta — March 4, 2014
Recreation and sustainability: Q&A with Alex Accetta, director of Campus Rec, dad, husband, ally, cyclocrosser (is that a word?), spin Instructor, past DJ, Michael Franti and John Butler Trio fan, believer in the possibilities of humanity.
by Christina Williams — March 3, 2014
Every year, Portland State University recognizes the sustainability champions among us with the Excellence in Sustainability awards presented at the annual Sustainability Celebration in May.
by Heather Spalding — February 10, 2014
Many of us will purchase chocolates, flowers, and valentines to share love, friendship, and kindness on February 14. By supporting fair trade as we make purchasing decisions, we can make a positive impact for global communities and the environment. Who doesn’t love that? So what is fair trade, and what are some of its benefits?