Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Together, we can create a sustainable future.

GPSEN Events


2015 Youth Virtual Conference of the RCEs
Friday, May 15

6:00 am - 8:00 am (Pacific)

This year's award-winning Youth Virtual Conference of the RCEs will focus on Energy Systems and Sustainability.  This annual conference gives students the perspective and practice of a global dialogue, in hopes that they will better understand the unique dilemmas facing the regions of the world through dialogue, empathy and collaboration. Secondary school students (ages 14-18) from three RCE cities across the world will be linked in a peer-education symposium, including schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Medellin, Colombia, and our very own Rex Putnam High School, in Portland, Oregon.  Each class/student group will present their research on a sustainabilit- related energy issue of interest to them and their region.

You can catch a livestream of the conference on YouTube.


GPSEN Partner and Stakeholder Meeting
Thursday, May 28
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 
PCC Cascade, TH 112
705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

GPSEN is taking it to the next level.  Learn about and help frame our new partnership model, connect with and create internships, and network with peers.  Greater Portland is our geography, but it is also our aspiration.  Let's do this together.




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 ClackamRCE Logoas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, in Oregon, and Clark County in Washington.

Acknowledged as a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on education for sustainable development (ESD), by the United Nations University, in 2013, we are part of a coalition of 136 RCEs around the world.


How can you help create a more sustainable future?

~ Educate, Empower, Engage ~