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Upcoming Events, Workshops, and Conferences

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Equity Stories Project, PCC, Feb, 2014

Equity Stories Project, PCC, February, 2014

For more events, see the GPSEN Newsletter.


Meetings and Events


GPSEN Events


Ethics for A Sustainable Future Talking Circle
Thursday, February 5
3:00- 5:30 pm 
Performing Arts Center Lobby
PCC Sylvania Campus
12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

What ethics are necessary to perpetuate life on Earth?  Perceiving Earth and all her inhabitants as living systems helps us explore this core question.  Join Dr. Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair in ESD and Adviser to the RCEs of the Americas, and other illustrious community leaders, in a Talking Circle to explore how these ethics and principles can be best embodied to create a sustainable future.

This modified fishbowl model will have concentric circles, with members of the audience in the Outer Circles invited to listen and then ask questions of members of the Talking Circle.  Please let us know if you would like to participate in the Talking Circle or would like to suggest someone who you think best embodies these ethics.  And, please invite folks who you think would benefit from engaging in the Outer Circle.

Sponsored by GPSEN, the Ethical Future Institute, Earth and Spirit Council, and Portland Community College.


Community Events

Upcoming Nature Events

Don't miss out on the many opportunities to explore natural areas in greater Portland area.  We certainly are blessed with an abundance of beauty in our region.

Workshops and Conferences

City Repair's 2015 Village Building Convergence Placemaking Materials
Applications are due January 22, 2015

It's time to start planning your Village Building Convergence (VBC) placemaking projects. From street murals and cob benches to community gardens, VBC projects make neighborhoods, schools, and businesses gathering places. Check out City Repair's handy VBC Toolkit, which includes information about City Repair, the VBC, permaculture, plast VBC design ideas, and a VBC 15 Placemaking Program overview.

Curriculum for the Bioregion: Fostering an Ethic of Place
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington

Sponsored by the Washington Center, “Fostering an Ethic of Place” will build on ten years of Curriculum for the Bioregion work situating sustainability studies in the places we actually inhabit. We will explore ways that community-based learning and research can lead to deeper community- and civic-engagement on the part of both students and campuses.

The conference is designed specifically for small higher education-teams (which can include faculty, staff, students, and community partners) who want to plan a new project or further develop an existing one. Campuses are invited to bring one or two teams (up to 8 people per campus) who want to create a new project or deepen an existing one; individuals are also welcome to attend. The registration fee for the day (including refreshments and lunch) is $60/person. Registration forms and information are available at:

Art of Participatory Leadership 
February 11-13th, 2015
Lewis and Clark College

This workshop is part of the international Art of Hosting movement that is working to move forward participatory leadership skills and practices. We're finding that many leaders are seeking tools and strategies that bring out the best in our communities and foster deeper collaboration. We'll focus on how to create effective meetings and practices for working better together amidst times of rapid change and complexity. 

Early bird specials and group discounts are available.  For more details and to register, check out our website.


2015 Oregon Environmental Education Conference

March 18-21-2015

March 18-21, 2015

YMCA Camp Collins

Gresham, Oregon

Save the date!  More details coming soon for this popular conference, with hands-on, interactive, and relevant presentations and workshops. For more information,contact conference coordinator Kim Silva at 503-257-1774.

Other Events

See GPSEN/RCE newsletter archives for past events