Navigating PSU's sustainability resources

Sustainability opportunities are found throughout PSU. If you'd like to meet up with an SSC staff member to learn about programs and activities that fit your interests, email us at or call 503-725-5598. The SSC is here to support student success and help you have a great sustainability experience at PSU!


Campus Apiary

The SSC manages an apiary with two beehives and one mason bee nest box at PSU's Community Orchard. Through a partnership with Bridgetown Bees and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions’ Living Lab program, PSU is becoming a more pollinator friendly environment while promoting hands-on learning opportunities for the campus community.


Cultural Sustainability Tour

Discover the many cultural centers and resources available for PSU students, faculty, and staff.





Each fall, SSC joins other PSU departments in challenging you to choose 1 action to reduce your impact and stick with it for 2 weeks. You pick your Challenge and set a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you, your community, and our planet.


Field Trips

Field trips offer an opportunity to explore the Portland region with a community of students who have a variety of academic interests and life experiences. We choose field trip destinations that demonstrate environmental, social, and economic sustainability in action. By attending, you’ll be exposed to exciting and innovative organizations, learn about sustainability issues, explore career opportunities, and feel more prepared to create change. 

Seed Library

PSU students, faculty, and staff can check out free seeds to plant and grow. Our seed inventory includes 400 different seed varieties of beans, peas, melons, pumpkins, lettuces, tomatoes, beets, flowers, herbs, medicinals, teas, and so much more!


Self Care and Well-being 

Engage in practices that strengthen your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.



Social Sustainability Month

With partnerships from across campus, this annual event series explores the connections between social and environmental issues by celebrating equity, diversity, and cultural tradition.


Student Gardens

Our campus is a living classroom. PSU's student focused gardens offer opportunities to learn about plant care, habitat restoration, community building, food production, cultural diversity, and much more.



Village Building Convergence

Each spring, the SSC partners with the City Repair Project to create community spaces that feature public art, gathering places, permaculture gardens, and natural buildings, in a process we call "placemaking". 



Workshops and Events

Practice your sustainability leadership skills and strengthen your network. Workshop topics include: sustainability-focused resume and LinkedIn building, environmental health and safety, beekeeping, self care, and our Sustainability Leadership Workshop. To stay up-to-date, please visit the sustainability events calendar ot email us at to discuss tailored workshops.