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National Sustainability Education Week
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Posted: November 9, 2009

National Sustainability Education Week

Presented by Students for Leadership in Ecology, Culture & Learning and the U.S. Partnership for Decade for Education for Sustainable Development

Schedule of Events

Mon 11/9

National Sustainability Education Week Kick-Off:  Leaders of the Next Generation
SMSU, Multicultural Center 228

Learn about local, regional, national, and global models of Education for Sustainability and the Leaders of the Next Generation Program from Douglas Cohen, Chair of the National Youth Initiatives of U.S. Partnership for Decade for Education for Sustainable Development. Explore the context of Education within the Sustainability framework. Reflect upon your role as a Citizen-Leader for a Sustainable Future.

Tue 11/10

Diversity & Social Sustainability Student Dialogue Forum
SMSU, Room 294
Students only

The Sustainability Leadership Center is hosting the Diversity and Social Sustainability Forum to explore the social dimensions of diversity, equal representation, social inclusiveness, personal well being, and student leadership for transformative learning under the framework of sustainability. Together let's explore, connect and engage in collaborative dialogue that fosters positive change to enrich a locally relevant, culturally appropriate and educationally purposeful footprint at PSU, community, and our global relations.

Leading Change Workshop
SMSU, Room 327
Suggested donation $5-20

Leading Change is a dynamic learning process affected by each situation, group of people, purpose, and the leader's growing experience.  Join us for a workshop focusing on the guiding principles for modeling and leading change for yourself, your campus, your community, and your world!

Sponsored by Students for Leadership in Ecology, Culture & Learning, U.S. Partnership for Decade for Education for Sustainable Development, and Opening to Emergence

Exploring Interconnectedness in a Complex World: Featuring Films from Global Oneness Project
SMSU, Room 236, 7-9:30pm

Join us for Hot Lips Pizza and an evening of discussion with movie shorts from around the world.

The Global Oneness Project is exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world. Join us for a screening of these films told from the perspective of peoples from all over the world, working in such diverse fields as agriculture, religion and conflict restitution. Following the films there will be an opportunity for discussion so that we may re-imagine our relationship with the world together.

Thu 11/12

Exploring Leadership, Service & International Education
SMSU, Room 294

Look Up and See Green
URBN, 4th floor terrace

Look up and See Green is a student driven, collaborative initiative to lead the Portland Metropolitan Region in sustainability. Last year, this project created a sustainable community gathering place on the 4th floor of Urban Center by bringing together student groups to implement ideas of rainwater collection strategies, utilization of our rooftops for growing food and a university wide discussion on sustainability initiatives. The Look Up and See Green team would like to invite the campus community to the terrace for an open house where we will be compiling ideas for the 2009-10 projects. The celebration will have music and food so be sure to drop by!