Envisioning Council

The Envisioning Council (EC) is a coalition of student leaders from organizations and departments across campus. Since 2008, the EC has served as a student voice for sustainability on campus by bridging administration, faculty, and students to create a vision for the future of PSU. This collective works to promote sustainability as a balance of social, environmental, and economic justice. Council members gain valuable leadership skills through hands on experience while building a strong network and community. Together we support existing sustainability efforts on campus and join forces to build projects of our own. 

One EC meeting per term serves as the Student Sustainability Center's Advisory Board.

EC meets once a month, at a predetermined time. Members commit to serving 2-4 hours weekly for the duration of the school year.

Want to apply? Please email psussc@pdx.edu to request that we send you our fall term application when ready.

 Example focal areas (chosen by members each year):

  • Leadership development in a collaborative, supportive space

  • Inspiring students to participate in sustainability initiatives on campus 

  • Facilitation

  • Grant writing

  • Campus greenspaces

  • Food security

  • Addressing the need for self care in leadership 

  • Working on projects that address emerging campus and community needs

Environmental Council brings together leaders from:


What members have said about the Envisioning Council:

It was a pleasure to come into an environment where people are striving for a common goal that not only supports sustainability but also allows many unique expressions and visions of that common goal to take place.    — Valeria Atanacio
I enjoyed participating in...meetings with other student leaders on campus to hear about their ideas/events and having a place to share my events and thoughts. — Shreya Jain

I have expanded my knowledge [of] what it means to be a leader and what true sustainability actually looks like. — Serena Dressel