Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN)

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

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GPSEN Events

Indigenous Rights and Wisdom
Monday, April 20
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
PCC Sylvania ST 100

12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

Ilarion Merculieff is a passionate advocate for indigenous rights and wisdom and the rebuilding of harmonious relationships with the Earth Mother. A Unangan Aleut, he was raised in a traditional way on St. Paul Island, in the middle of the Bering Sea. Throughout his life, Ilarion has focused on traditional knowledge, wisdom, and spirituality gained from culture bearers around the world, acting as a bridge from the past to those alive today. Don’t miss this powerful presentation!  Co-sponsored by Portland Community College and the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network.

 

The UN’s New Global Action Program and You
Wednesday, April 22
1:00-2:50pm
PCC Sylvania, ST 100
Kim Smith
12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

Dr. Kim Smith, PCC Sociology Instructor and GPSEN Coordinator, will introduce the UN’s new Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development and help participants explore how they can engage in the five priority action areas to help create a more sustainable future in our organizations, region and beyond. Co-sponsored by GPSEN and Portland Community College, this event builds on efforts to create networks across sectors and communities that support E4 solutions, focused on the environment, education, economy, and equity.

College Student Networking Event
Saturday, April 25
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Normandale Park
5700 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97213

This networking event will bring college students from across the greater Portland region together to foster collaboration around sustainability issues. We know that students in our region are passionate about issues like climate change and environmental justice and are already doing a lot to learn about and engage in these challenges. But we feel we can achieve more if we work together. As part of the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN), we hope this event will allow students, across campuses, to get to know each other better so we can discuss our common interests, concerns, and ideas for the future.


Creating a community web at the Social Sustainability Colloquium

The Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) is a multi-sector network ofeducators, 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.

PSU's Social Sustainability Colloquium

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

 

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~ Educate, Empower, Engage ~