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10th Annual Sustainability Celebration
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
10th Annual Sustainability Celebration

Join the Portland State University community for our 10th Annual Sustainability Celebration on May 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. This once-a-year extravaganza of inspiration provides a lively overview of sustainability initiatives, projects, and programs at PSU and the opportunity to mix and mingle with the most forward-thinking students, staff, and faculty on campus.

The event features free food, live music, awards ceremony, project showcase, and a hefty dose of inspiration.

Wednesday, May 24 | Doors open at 2:30 p.m. 
Smith Student Union Ballroom

Free—Please RSVP here

Project Showcase Presenters:

  • Amanda Wolf: Campus Sustainability Office
  • Emily Murkland: Port of Portland Food Optimization Study and the Oregon DEQ Study, and general CES projects
  • Leslie Batchelder: Student Activism on Climate Change
  • Jordan Kokich: Lift Up - The Drive for Personalized Care
  • John Dea: Rainwater Catchment System at Malden Court Community Orchard
  • Judy Walton: Urban Sustainability Accelerator
  • Jason Jurjevich: The Winds of Change? Exploring Climate Change-Driven Migration and Related Impacts in the Pacific Northwest
  • Linda George: Portland Neighborhood Air Quality Project
  • Casey McCarthy: The life and times of the G-Force
  • Mary Vance: Sustainability Internship Program/Sustainability Mentor Program
  • Taylor Stone: Mapping transit user exposure to extreme heat and nitrogen dioxide pollution in the Portland Metro region
  • Caitlin August: Cultural Sustainability Task Force
  • Thea Kindschuh: Climate Resilient Urban Campuses and Communities (CRUX) - Portland
  • Terry Rolfe: A pilot study of fugitive greenhouse gas emissions from municipal-scale composting
  • Tyler Wilkins: Johnson Creek Floodplain Listening Project
  • Nickolas Hash: Practice what we preach!
  • Eric Rutledge: PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization Summer Internship Experience
  • Bin Jiang: Development of a New Numerical Model in Simulating Efficient Silicon Solar Cells
  • Jackson Voelkel: Canopy Analytics
  • Samuel Richmann: Rammed Earth Wall
  • Erin Elliott: Growing community: Successes and challenges of collective impact approaches to engaging departments, neighborhoods and students via co-production
  • Juan Barraza: Invent Oregon
  • Britta Baechler: Microplastics in our food? Providing a baseline of microplastic concentrations in Oregon’s commercially and recreationally-important pacific oysters and pacific razor clams
  • Andey Nunes: Environmental Impacts of Portland's Residential Deconstruction Ordinance
  • Sachi Arakawa: How Small Backyard Homes Innovate to Help Solve the Housing Crisis
  • Lacey Friedly: Tiny TREC: A microcosm of transportation research
  • Amanda Hudson: ISS Student Fellows
  • Turner Odell: Advancing Collaborative Solutions: Lessons from the Oregon Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)
  • Elliott Gall: Smart technologies and the built environment: resiliency challenges in an increasingly interdependent node of multiple critical infrastructures
  • Mark Fujii: School of Business Administration Renovation & Addition
  • Sam Groshong: WRTF: Innovation in Waste Reduction
  • Kalina Vander Poel: Building Science Lab to Advance Teaching
  • Craig Leets: All Gender Restrooms at PSU
  • Ben Shetterly: Phosphorus Characterization of Soils in Portland, OR Green Streets
  • Megan Schneider: Living Lab Program Clint Culpepper: 2017 PSU Bike Challenge
  • Rebecca McLain and Kevin Donohue: Wayfinding and Interactive Maps in Cully: Promoting Active Transportation Options for an Underserved Neighborhood
  • Madison Hathaway: Put A Price On It-Carbon Taxation
  • Carrie Bee: SRTC Stand Alone Cooling System
  • Sybil Kelley: Sustainability and Science in the Learning Garden (SciLG)
  • Brian Elliott: Social Sustainability and Urban Gentrification
  • Akashdeep Singh: The Bonding Principles of Environmental Justice
  • Stefanie Steele: PSU Campus Apiary
  • Anna Williams: Community Boards for a DIY-Proud Neighborhood
  • Molly Simas: What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change
  • Sergio Palleroni: Accessory Dwelling Unites- In search of Sustainability and Affordability in Portland's Future
  • Lorena Nascimento: Green areas distribution in Portland, OR
  • Olyssa Starry: University Honors College Sustainability Scholars Program Highlighted Honors Thesis Research Projects and other annual activities
  • Randy Bluffstone: Environment, Economics and Your Speaker Series
  • Megan Horst: Food Systems Certificate Program