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by Amy Coplen March 19, 2015
Many of those who work to put food on our plates cannot afford to feed themselves. Food labor— including cultivating, harvesting, sorting, packaging, processing, transporting, marketing, retailing, preparing, and serving food—constitutes over half of all human labor. Yet, this work remains largely invisible to consumers.
by Ankita Guchait March 13, 2015
As an international student from Mumbai, India, I have learned about a lot of surprising things since I started attending school at Portland State. The education system in India is more theoretical, where students spend most of their time reading books. But at PSU, we are encouraged to gain hands-on learning experiences by being involved in community-based learning projects and working with community organizations. And I prefer this kind of hands-on learning approach.
by Ankita Guchait March 5, 2015

Spring is a wonderful time to begin a brand new hobby that is both sustainable and relaxing—like gardening.

by Christina Williams March 3, 2015
After touching down in Denmark, Croatia, and Japan in recent years, the 2016 On Sustainability Conference is coming to Portland State, creating many exciting opportunities for the PSU sustainability community to get involved.
by Heather Spalding March 3, 2015
To build a resilient sustainability movement in higher education, we need to bring together diverse perspectives and work to design collaborative solutions. In recent years, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has invested in gathering feedback from its membership about optimal direction for the organization through the Listening Project effort.
by Christina Williams March 2, 2015

If you came to last year’s annual Sustainability Celebration, you know it was a raucous good time. If you missed it, you’ll be pleased to know that this year will be even better.