Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Collaborative partnerships are useful, but to address complex challenges and achieve ambitious goals they must do more than connect organizations and exchange resources: they must aid in overcoming structural and historic limitations that are currently preventing systems change.
The USGS-PSU Partnership (UPP) is an innovative joint program between the U.S. Geological Survey’s Oregon Water Science Center and PSU. The UPP facilitates water science advancements in Oregon by promoting collaborative research, creating student opportunities and sharing resources.
ISS connects students with real-world experience through paid internships in resilience-focused professional fields. High impact internships enable students to gain the skills, experience, professional networks, and confidence to land jobs after graduation.
The Resilient Portland initiative focuses on building community resilience to climate change and natural disasters
Smart Trees is a collaborative program between PSU, Reed College, University of Washington-Vancouver, and the Nature Conservancy in Oregon to better understand urban trees: the benefits they provide, the unique threats they face, and how to protect their health in a changing climate.