The global food system is under unprecedented strain, buffeted by rising oil prices, erratic weather patterns, soaring demand, and shocking waste, but Hugh Campbell doesn’t want you to head for the hills just yet.
by Christina Williams — October 9, 2013
by Valerie Holdahl — October 7, 2013
Monthly Q&A with a member of PSU's sustainability community.
by Laura Gleim — October 7, 2013
As it turns out, an affinity for craft beer can be better for your financial future than a night out on the town would lead you to believe. On October 21, an event at Portland State’s Lincoln Performance Hall will bring together two brewery leaders who are proof of just that—and further proof that it’s possible to do it all while looking out for the well-being of people and the planet.
by Lewis Bivona III — October 4, 2013
Interconnectedness is at the heart of sustainability. To me, sustainability is the realization that environmental injustice is the same as social injustice; the understanding that through synergies, the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts. More than ever, the Sustainability Leadership Center (SLC) is incorporating this important lesson into its mission to integrate sustainability into the student experience at PSU.
by Laura Gleim — October 1, 2013
“What you’re getting is very rare, and all of you are very lucky.” Richard Boone, a program director for the National Science Foundation, said these words to a group of Ph.D. students from universities across the country. The 33 students, all recipients of prestigious IGERT awards from the National Science Foundation, gathered at Portland State University to exchange ideas and collaborate on sustainability research during a four-day conference from September 26-29.
by Heather Spalding — September 19, 2013
From September 23-29, Portland State University departments and student groups will host a week of events to welcome new students to campus. More than 150 events are planned during Viking Days, and the Sustainability Leadership Center has joined the fun and designed a variety of events that will offer new students opportunities to get involved, learn about sustainability, and make new connections at the start of the year.