Their visit to Portland coincided with a spectacular spate of summer weather, the Oregon Brewers Festival and the achievement of an electric counter tallying one million bike commuters crossing the Hawthorne Bridge. In other words, Portland put a good foot forward when representatives from seven U.S.
by Christina Williams — July 31, 2013
by Christina Williams — July 26, 2013
Hard to imagine when you’re catching a ride up, but some 10 tons of used escalator handrails end up in Portland-area landfills each year.
by Laura Gleim — July 26, 2013
With ten years experience working at the World Bank, Director of PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions Jennifer Allen felt right at home in a room full of international delegates. The delegates—researchers, engineers, and urban planners from member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)—were in Portland this week to learn about Portland’s efforts curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
by Laura Gleim — July 23, 2013
In spring 2013, four University Studies Freshman Inquiry classes partnered with EcoDistricts around Portland to give students the opportunity to get on-the-ground experience with neighborhood-scale sustainability efforts. This is the story of one of those classes.
by Laura Gleim — July 22, 2013
Economics professor Rossitza Wooster technically shouldn’t be at Portland State University today. But despite being on sabbatical, she has been on campus every day this week. Wooster and her colleague Josh Winiki are the volunteer directors of PSU’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL), which brings underprivileged teens to campus for a week to encourage them to complete high school and eventually succeed in college.
by Judy Skelton — July 16, 2013
On July 15, Portland State students planted camas bulbs at the PSU Oak Savannah. The restoration on this site of this traditional food, camas, and the collaboration with Metro and the Tribal/Native American community to dig these bulbs for replanting in other gardens is historically and culturally significant, coming full circle, regenerating a revered “First Food” and source of carbohydrate for Indigenous People.