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Save the date and submit a nomination: the 8th Annual Sustainability Celebration is coming

If you came to last year’s annual Sustainability Celebration, you know it was a raucous good time. If you missed it, you’ll be pleased to know that this year will be even better. 

Divest Portland State—what’s all the hype about?

Maybe you’ve seen the little orange squares pinned on jackets and backpacks around campus or have heard murmurs about “divestment” at Portland State. But what does that word—divestment—actually mean? Divestment is the opposite of investment. In the case of the student-led initiative Divest Portland State, it would mean moving PSU’s financial investments away from oil and coal companies as part of a larger international effort spearheaded by environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben through his climate action organization 350.org.

VIDEO| Cheap, easy, eco-friendly: This is reuse

Portland State's Reuse Room, Mug Runners, and Pop-Up Swaps are three of the ways we make reuse on campus easy. Check out the video above to learn about three of PSU’s reuse programs. Give, take, share!

Green Campus Living | Recycling: Demystified

Though it’s one of the most fundamental parts of sustainable living, recycling can sometimes seem very complicated; when faced with the task of throwing things out, most of us find it hard to keep track of what goes where. Read on as the PSU EcoReps shed some light on this major component of Portland life, with helpful tips to make saving the planet a little easier.

NW students unite to divest from fossil fuels

In 2007, students from Middlebury College decided to start organizing against climate change. Bill McKibben, a Harvard graduate, environmental activist, journalist, and best-selling author, joined hands with the students and 350.org was established. To raise awareness and inspire action on the issue, Bill McKibben launched his “Do the Math Tour” to call for universities, governments, and other institutions to divest from fossil fuels and begin moving us back toward safe CO2 levels. Students at PSU are working on a Divest Portland State campaign. Join us.

Thanks, AASHE

There’s nothing like hosting out-of-town visitors to motivate you to mop the kitchen floor. While Portland State didn’t exactly get out a dust rag, we did do our best to showcase our achievements and be a good host when some 2,000 sustainability professionals descended on Portland this week for a national conference.

Carnivorous plants find home on PSU campus

This summer, students from the Garden Taskforce installed two species of carnivorous plants on campus. These amazing plants can be found in a planter box at the northwest corner of the library, just past the food cart pods.

Cultivating student success through PSU’s learning gardens

When picturing the university learning environment, a classroom with desks and four walls may be the first image that comes to mind. At PSU, we believe that education occurs throughout the campus life experience. We intentionally create opportunities for students to participate in enriching activities that complement their classroom studies. PSU’s campus gardens are one such place where students can “learn by doing.”

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