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Social Sustainability Colloquium series: Doing the Groundwork for a Sustainable Neighborhood
Friday, February 25, 2011 - 1:00pm to Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:00pm

WHAT: Social Sustainability Colloquium series: Doing the Groundwork for a Sustainable Neighborhood

          A celebration of Groundwork Portland – celebration, presentation, reception

WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Academic and Student Recreation Center room 660

Join us for a Celebration of Groundwork Portland! Doing the Groundwork will be a fun and informative event that takes place with support from the PSU Sustainability Network. This event will bring together students, PSU and Portland neighborhood community members from a variety of disciplines and range of interests. The focus will be on Groundwork’s efforts to clean up brownfields while building community. In Emerson St Gardenparticular, the Emerson Street Garden project will be highlighted as one way to build community and increase the local food supply. Those interested in environmental justice, community development and local food production are strongly encouraged to attend. We expect a number of other groups with similar missions to attend as well. Join us on Friday, 2/25 from 1 to 3pm and enjoy local, organic food appetizers, socializing as well as opportunities to learn more about how to support Groundwork Portland and local food production.


Featuring Cassie Cohen, Groundwork Portland Program Director, and John Ossowski, Social Work Student Intern.

Groundwork Portland inspires communities to clean up contaminated land and transform it into community assets. Everyone has a right to a healthy, livable community.

Sponsored by the Portland State University School of Social Work. Accessible by Streetcar, Max Green and Yellow Lines and Bus.

For more information on this event or to RSVP, please contact John Ossowski, Social Work Student Intern at