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Community Spotlight: Q&A with Matt Gray

My name is Matt Gray. I am entering my second year of PSU's Master of Urban & Regional Planning program. I moved to Portland from Salt Lake City, Utah nearly a year ago. Since entering the program, I’ve been involved with Planning Club, board deputy for ITE-STEP (Students in Transportation Engineering and Planning), and Student Fellows of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

Johnson Creek Floodplain residents and PSU sustainability students identify concerns in flood-prone areas

By Tyler Wilkins, undergraduate in Political Science with a focus in Public Service and a minor in Civic Leadership, and member of the Student Fellows Leadership Team

More than 300 students participate and $13,000 awarded for professional development in first year of Student Fellows program

The Student Fellows program launched last fall and has grown to more than 300 students. This network created by the Institute for Sustainable Solutions was designed to connect students to valuable and unique opportunities to support their success at PSU and in the sustainability field.

At Cully Critter Cruise, youth take a closer look at nature and careers in sustainability

As a Professional Science Master student in the Environmental Science and Management Department, I am exploring the different ways people engage with nature. This focus drew me to a local partnership of organizations working on a community event at a new Northeast Portland park—the Cully Critter Cruise. The Institute for Sustainable Solutions, through their Sustainable Neighborhoods Initiative, supports this valuable community partnership and my participation in and research stemming from the event.

Food Systems field trip features local Latinx movements in agriculture and community-led retail business

In June, students in the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems joined Nathan McClintock’s Feeding The City class on a field trip to learn about the labor side of food justice.

Community Spotlight: Q&A with Tanya Zarling

My name is Tanya, and I am a student in the Environmental Studies program at PSU. I moved to Portland three years ago from Wisconsin to surround myself with the beauty that the mountains, forests, and oceans of the Pacific Northwest have to offer! As you may have guessed, in my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and surfing.

How we can all support equity and diversity in the sustainability field

Whether we’re aware of it or not, we all have a role in our workplace cultures and policies. And we have the power to change them.

Coastal wetland restoration, climate change, and your next Instagram favorite

When was the last time you took a walk through a local park and wondered about the soil beneath your shoes and the quality of life for the plants growing nearby?

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.