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

Latest climate report brings impacts home

The latest in a series of Big Reports on climate change was released this week, the third National Climate Assessment, delivering piles of data, graphics, forecasts, and research on the topic of impact. 

VIDEO | Fortified: True Stories of Climate Action

An executive, a student, a diversity strategist, a tribal leader, an activist, and a veteran—they’re all taking on climate change. And they all came together at Portland State University this winter to share a live story about their efforts at an event called Fortified: True Stories of Climate Action. Missed the event? Not to worry—we filmed it just for you.

ISS announces Faculty Professional Development Workshop for Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions invites PSU faculty from across the University to apply to participate in a professional development workshop to be held Friday, June 20th, 2014. 

Food Systems Event Series: Strengthening Community, Building Capacity

It’s difficult to dispute that there’s a connection between healthy food and healthy people. Groups of policy makers and organizational leaders, faith based communities and neighborhood coalitions are all recognizing this relationship, and developing strategies for envisioning and creating healthier, more equitable communities. Join us this April and May for a four-session series of events that explore the connection between food, health, and community.

Community Spotlight: Q&A with Alex Accetta

Recreation and sustainability: Q&A with Alex Accetta, director of Campus Rec, dad, husband, ally, cyclocrosser (is that a word?), spin Instructor, past DJ, Michael Franti and John Butler Trio fan, believer in the possibilities of humanity.

Inspiring excellence in sustainability at PSU: A call for nominations

Every year, Portland State University recognizes the sustainability champions among us with the Excellence in Sustainability awards presented at the annual Sustainability Celebration in May

Changemakers: Inspiring action for a better world

They are everywhere at Portland State. In the arts and in the sciences. In the business school and the engineering department. In the administrative offices, student groups, and corner cafes. They are changemakers—people who fearlessly dream up new ways of doing things and develop novel solutions to our most looming social and environmental problems—regardless of how enormous or minute.

AASHE 2014 conference to be held in Portland

October is going to be an exciting month for sustainability in Portland—the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education will host their 2014 conference at the Oregon Convention Center on October 26-29. Are you interested in submitting a proposal to present at AASHE 2014? The Institute for Sustainable Solutions is available to help craft proposals and build teams of co-presenters.

Winter term sustainability courses, ah-ha moments, and avoiding the #epicfail

“What are your sustainability courses?” Seems like a simple question. It's certainly one that I get asked a lot. And yet few students know that this little question strikes terror in the hearts of many administrators.