Celebrating Earth Week 2018

PSU promotes a positive and healthy connection to our environment and community every day. Earth Week is another opportunity for us to join an international celebration by hosting several local events. These are free and open to the public.

Saving the Earth, Bite by Bite - Earth Week Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Smith Memorial Student Union, SMSU 327

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Celebrate Earth Week with an interactive panel discussion on the tremendous potential to transform our world bite by bite, through individual and collective action around our food choices. Snacks will be provided.

The panel will feature:

  • Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director at the Center for Biological Diversity
  • David Macek, Executive Director of Northwest Earth Institute
  • Neeraja Havaligi, Fellow and Board Member of Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network - GPSEN
  • Katie Cantrell, Founder and Executive Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC)

Sponsored by PSU Veg Education Group. More information on Facebook.


E-waste Collection

April 17 & 18

Market Center Building

1600 SW 4th Avenue

Earth Week Calendar (2018) - also includes other spring events

Collection bins for e-waste will be available in the Market Center Building lobby on these days. In addition, we will be collecting office supplies and other items for the PSU Reuse Room.


Earth Day of Service

Saturday, April 21

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Smith Memorial Student Union, SMSU 10

1825 SW Broadway

This Earth Day, come out and explore the connection between environment, social justice and how to tangibly address the great needs of our people and planet leading to collective healing. Join us for a day of community connection, service, reflection, food and wisdom.

Register here


Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 21

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

PSU Learning Gardens Laboratory

6801 SE 60th Avenue

Join the Earth Day Spring Festival at PSU's Learning Gardens Laboratory. We will celebrate the growing season and the incredible work and learning that happens at the Laboratory. Everyone is welcome! This annual festival will include a blood drive, live music, kids games and crafts, a plant sale, raffle prizes, garden tours and more.

Participating vendors:

  • Bloodworks Northwest
  • Full Circle - organic farm to you boxes
  • Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association
  • Portland Nursery
  • Imperfect Produce 
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Master Gardeners
  • Community Transition Program
  • Citizen Climate Lobby
  • Green Mountain Energy Company (PG&E)
  • PSU Capstone Students - leading children's games/activities