Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN)

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



The Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) is a multi-sector network of educators, students, non-profits, political and industry leaders, organizations, and community members collaborating to promote sustainability education in the Portland Metro region, including Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington.

UNU RCE logo

Acknowledged as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on education for sustainable development, by the United Nations University, we join a coalition of 129 RCEs around the world.


Creating a community web at the Social Sustainability Colloquium

Networking at PSU's Social Sustainability Colloquium

Our mission is to develop collaborative partnerships, support outreach, and offer formal, nonformal, and informal educational and research opportunities that leverage our region's 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?

There are many ways to get involved. Check out the links in the sidebar and let us know how you would like to make a difference.

Take the GPSEN Member Engagement Pledge!


GPSEN’s NWEI EcoChallenge Team

October 15-29, 2014

Have you signed up to participate in this year's EcoChallenge? This annual Northwest Earth Institute event asks you to take on a two-week challenge to change your life for the good of our planet. It's free, it's easy, and it's fun to participate.  Please join the GPSEN team this year to take actions that make a difference in your life and community and even be entered for a chance to win prizes.


And don't miss out on the many Events in our region!

~ Educate, Inspire, Engage ~