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by Mark Armstrong January 20, 2016
Fall 2015 saw PSU once again offering the capstone “Empowering Portland’s Ecodistricts with GIS and Asset Mapping,” this time with the goal of conducting a comprehensive urban tree inventory of the Portland State University campus and the larger SoMa EcoDistrict, within which our campus resides. Urban tree inventories are increasingly popular and important tools that local governments and institutions can use to quantify and qualify urban forests.
by Jamie Valentine January 14, 2016
This winter, the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (SNI) is working with 14 classes to connect students with community partners to explore local sustainability issues. The SNI assists students in community-based learning by facilitating collaborations with community partners and organizations. These opportunities provide students hands-on learning while adding capacity to local organizations. Learn more about current projects.
by Frances Hanna December 30, 2015
Hello, my name is Frances Hanna. I am the lead Sustainability Student Ambassador for Portland State. I’m a second year student majoring in International Studies and minoring in Mandarin Chinese. I am originally from Indiana, Pennsylvania. Although I grew up in a very small town I feel at home here in Portland.
by Emma Ingebretsen December 23, 2015
The Portland State University chapter of Net Impact, in conjunction with PSU’s Impact Entrepreneurs, will enter its second term in January of offering free consulting services for Oregon companies engaged in the B Corp certification or recertification process. Join them?
by Devin Burgoyne December 22, 2015
The Student Sustainability Center had a busy fall term—tending campus gardens, creating a Spanish version of PSU’s Cultural Sustainability Tour Map, organizing a “food waste buffet,” hosting a student craft market, and more. Read highlights below from participants in each of the SSC's programs: EcoReps, Sustainability Volunteer Program, and Student Sustainability Leadership Council.
by Molly Bressers December 22, 2015

PSU’s Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) has created a new toolkit that makes it easy for faculty to conserve natural and financial resources while teaching courses.

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