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by Kevin Kecskes May 27, 2015
What does sustainable community leadership look like in practice? Who are the local Portlanders leading social change, and what does a day in their shoes look like? To answer these questions, we set out to interview two such community leaders.
by Molly Radany May 22, 2015

The forecast for a chilly Saturday spring morning didn’t dampen the spirits of the many guests and volunteers who participated in the Khunamokwst Park grand-opening festivities earlier this month

by Serena Dressel May 18, 2015
Shades of Green radio show and podcast started out spring term by featuring a variety of topics and speakers that showcase ways for students to learn and live more sustainably. Listen now.
by Jacob Sherman May 18, 2015
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued by the Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) in partnership with the School of Art + Design. The purpose of the RFP is to solicit works of art, broadly defined, for the vacant lot located at SW 4th Avenue and Lincoln Street, which is directly adjacent to the School of Art + Design.
by Kevin Kecskes May 14, 2015
As Portland State University students pursuing our Civic Leadership Minor our professor, Kevin Kecskes, found it important that we go out and meet leaders in the community that contribute to community sustainability. We were sent out to see what they do and what makes them so good at it. The task felt slightly intimidating at first. We were going out to interview Nick Sauvie of Rose Community Development and Nöelle Studer-Spevak of Central Northeast PDX Childhood Literacy Initiative.
by Amanda Decker May 12, 2015
At Portland State University, students, employees, and visitors produce seven truckloads of waste every week. Find out where that waste goes—to the landfill, the recycling plant, or a compost facility—and learn why it’s important to choose the correct bin every time you throw something away. Learn more and see a checklist of recycling do's and don'ts on the PSU Recycles website.