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.
Many of us will purchase chocolates, flowers, and valentines to share love, friendship, and kindness on February 14. By supporting fair trade as we make purchasing decisions, we can make a positive impact for global communities and the environment. Who doesn’t love that? So what is fair trade, and what are some of its benefits?
Q&A with Pam Campos-Palma, Air Force veteran, political science student, director of Las Mujeres resource center, and sole student-voting member of PSU's newly established Institutional Governing Board of Trustees.
“Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sustainability movement—that’s the only way I see forward,” said Marcelo Bonta, founder and executive director of the Center for Diversity and the Environment, at Portland State University last week. Speaking candidly about his own experience working in the environmental field as a man of Filipino descent, Bonta addressed issues around the lack of diversity in the U.S. environmental movement.
Today marks the start of the fourth annual series of events hosted at PSU as part of Social Sustainability Month (SSM). The Women’s Resource Center, Sustainability Leadership Center, and faculty from Indigenous Nations Studies and Sociology have supported this initiative from its roots as a student idea in 2010.
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.
Students at Portland State University formed the organization Sustainability 4 All in 2011 to create a more equitable and inclusive sustainability movement. At their latest workshop in April 2013, they challenged the idea of what it means to be sustainable by asking: What's your color green?