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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.

PCRE staff team up to beautify PSU’s campus


The whole campus beatification team in front of the newly planted Pacific Dogwood trees—yay Tree Campus USA! 

Chuck it for Charity—don’t move out without it

Think before you toss! The Campus Sustainability Office's Chuck It for Charity program makes sure that the unwanted clothing and household items students leave behind when they move out of PSU residence halls go to local charities, instead of to the landfill—donating an average of 10 tons of usable goods each spring.

Highlights from a year of sustainability awesomeness (SLIDESHOW + VIDEO)

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the 9th Annual PSU Sustainability Celebration last week. It was an amazing party and featured the achievements from what has been an exciting year in sustainability on campus and in our Portland community. 

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