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Community Spotlight: Q&A with Brenna Kutch

My name is Brenna Kutch, and I have worked in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) for over 12 years! PSU and OIT are my home, and I love how much I've learned here since starting as an undergrad in 2002.

Call for speakers, sessions, case studies: Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is an opportunity for collective direction and solidarity in higher education for our region. As political, social and environmental issues become more complex, WOHESC convenes and empowers stakeholders who are driving leadership and generating solutions for a more sustainable future.

Community Spotlight: Q&A with Kevin Saavedra

My name is Kevin Saavedra, and I am a GIS & Planning Analyst at the Campus Planning Office. I completed my undergraduate work in Geography and City & Regional Planning at U.C. Berkeley, and I have a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Prior to accepting my current position at PSU, I worked as an urban planner and GIS analyst at a small city planning and urban design firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I specialized in transportation planning and Complete Streets projects. So I suppose I'm one of those California transplants I hear so much about.

Check out what’s happening for Earth Week 2017 at PSU

Join PSU’s Environmental Club and others across campus to celebrate Earth Week 2017 at Portland State. Check out the schedule of events below. All events are free and open to everyone.

Community Spotlight: Q&A with Molly Bressers

Molly Bressers, Program Development Coordinator in the Campus Sustainability Office and graduate of the Master of Urban Studies program in the College of Urban and Public Affairs

Calling all sustainability stars for PSU’s 10th Sustainability Celebration

A decade ago Portland State’s sustainability community gathered at the first ever PSU Sustainability Celebration to recognize accomplishments from the year and build momentum to advance these efforts. That original community—a mere handful of people—has multiplied exponentially over the years, with hundreds of students, faculty, and staff now gathering annually for this one-a-year extravaganza of inspiration.

PSU’s first honey harvest wins third place in local taste test

In April of 2016, PSU’s Beekeeping Task Force introduced two hives to campus in the Community Orchard. The flowers bloomed, luring the bees out to explore their new home. The bees visited the apple trees, pear trees, tomato plants, blueberry bushes, buckwheat flowers and anything else that intrigued them. As the student-led task force monitored them throughout the summer and into fall they noticed they had collected quite a bit of honey which meant one thing—Beekeeping Task Force collected their first honey harvest.

New book provides toolbox for campus-community collaboration on sustainability efforts

Portland State’s motto, “Let Knowledge Serve the City,” speaks to the value the University places on engagement with its community and region. A recently released book by the same name describes the multi-faceted process of building sustainability programs at Portland State University—programs that rely on strong university-community relationships and a two-way pipeline of knowledge development and exchange.

Call for proposals: Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference

The Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WAHESC) is a regionally focused opportunity for those teaching, working, or studying within higher education to come together and learn about sustainability in academics, operations, and research.

Community Spotlight: Q&A with Ruby Buchholtz

Ruby Buchholtz, environmental management master’s student in the School of the Environment. My study area is in wetland and riparian ecosystems, my graduate project consists of creating a management plan for a small urban wetland in Lake Oswego. I am also the conservation outreach specialist with the Campus Sustainability Office as well as a trip leader with the Outdoor Program at Portland State University.

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