Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN)

A UNU-IAS Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development


UNU RCE logo

The Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) has been acknowledged as a Regional Centre of Expertise on education for sustainable development, by the United Nations University. Guided by the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, we join a coalition of 129 RCEs around the world committed to creating a healthy, just, and thriving future.

GPSEN is a growing network of regional educators, students, non-profits, political and industry leaders, organizations, and community members collaborating to promote sustainability education in the Portland Metro region, including Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington.

Creating a community web at the Social Sustainability Colloquium

Networking at PSU's Social Sustainability Colloquium

Our mission is to increase the region's collective impact by developing collaborative partnerships, supporting outreach, and offering formal, nonformal, and informal educational and research opportunities that leverage our talents and resources to help us all increase our collective impact.

We invite you to explore how GPSEN can help you create a more sustainable, just, healthy, and thriving greater Portland region.

How can you help advance sustainability education?
Take the GPSEN Member Engagement Pledge!


Check out sustainability events in the region on our Events page.

Educate, Inspire, Engage