Institute for Sustainable Solutions
The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) empowers effective community-university collaboration for a more livable, resilient, and sustainable future.
With a specific focus on addressing climate change, ISS serves as a link between the city and PSU—working across campus and in the community to provide valuable educational experiences while advancing sustainability efforts in our city and region.
About our programs:
A partnership between the city and ISS to advance goals outlined in the Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan.
Matching motivated faculty and students with University staff to work on projects that support PSU’s campus sustainability and climate action goals.
Connecting PSU students and faculty with community organizations in long-term partnerships to advance neighborhood-scale efforts.
Providing students real-world experience through paid internships in professional fields that focus on resilience.
Helping urban areas across the U.S. implement their sustainability projects—moving plans, concepts, and policies to reality.
Learn more in our 2016 Impact Report.
The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation has provided generous support since 2008 to catalyze the work of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and its partners across campus and beyond. Help build a better future by investing in education and supporting the Institute for Sustainable Solutions' work.