How many cell phones have you owned over the last year? Laptops, tvs, and tablets? Technology now develops at a much quicker rate than we’ve ever seen, and with these rapid innovations more and more e-waste is being produced.
From Chicano/Latino Studies to English and Psychology, sustainability courses at Portland State University span dozens of different subject areas. Check out the list below to see what sustainability courses are being offered spring 2016.
Sustainable business and social entrepreneurship cases are written by students, faculty, and staff and are available for classroom use. Many of them focus on local organizations, and nearly all of them are free for educators to use.
In October, 19 people representing Portland State—a mix of students, staff, and faculty—traveled to Minneapolis to attend the annual conference and expo of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, known as AASHE. While they were there, they learned a ton and also shared best practices from PSU’s own programs. Read on to hear about some of their highlights from the conference.
With the help of PSU Impact Entrepreneurs’ Social Innovation Incubator, two high school teachers set out to confront gender inequities in the modern workplace by empowering young women with the skills and knowledge to translate their success in the classroom to leadership positions in the real world.
Although their organizations differ in the way they operate to support their communities, both Victor and Jalene are clearly passionate about their work and recognize the significance in building strong relationships.