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Content related to sustainability education at PSU, especially coursework and experiential learning.

Affordable housing, garden commodes + a pop-up porch: Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative spring roster

This spring, the Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative (SNI) is working with 10 classes to connect students with community partners to explore local sustainability issues. The SNI facilitates collaborations with community partners and organizations to provide community-based learning for students. These opportunities provide students hands-on opportunities to learn while adding capacity to local organizations. What will students be up this spring? Read on for the details.

Grant writing for a more livable Lents: A senior capstone experience

This past winter term, I finished my senior capstone in Celine Fitzmaurice’s Grant Writing for Environmental Advocacy. Over the course of the term, students in the class delved into the intricacies of the grant writing process, from finding a suitable funder, to working with the grant-seeking organization to refine its concept of the community need it seeks to meet, to assembling a thorough and complete grant proposal.

Living Lab Projects: Spring 2016

This spring, the PSU Living Lab program is connecting with eight classes and two groups of passionate student volunteers and interns to tackle 12 different sustainability projects that link campus operations and education.

E-waste and you

How many cell phones have you owned over the last year? Laptops, tvs, and tablets? Technology now develops at a much quicker rate than we’ve ever seen, and with these rapid innovations more and more e-waste is being produced.

Sustainability courses: Spring 2016

From Chicano/Latino Studies to English and Psychology, sustainability courses at Portland State University span dozens of different subject areas. Check out the list below to see what sustainability courses are being offered spring 2016. 

Find dates and times for courses and register online here.

Transforming PSU's new Backyard

During fall term, students in Adjunct Professor Chris North’s Community Design Seminar (ART 471) were hard at work re-envisioning a vacant lot as a new “backyard” for Portland State University. 

Sustainability courses: Winter 2016

This winter term, sustainability courses are being offered by 25 different departments at Portland State University. Check out the list below to find one that matches your degree plan.

Resource: Sustainable business case studies

Sustainable business and social entrepreneurship cases are written by students, faculty, and staff and are available for classroom use. Many of them focus on local organizations, and nearly all of them are free for educators to use.

Sustainability at PSU crew takes on Minneapolis for AASHE 2015

In October, 19 people representing Portland State—a mix of students, staff, and faculty—traveled to Minneapolis to attend the annual conference and expo of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, known as AASHE. While they were there, they learned a ton and also shared best practices from PSU’s own programs. Read on to hear about some of their highlights from the conference.

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