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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


Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2014
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
PCC Climb Center, Rms 302-303
1626 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR

The greater Portland region has definitely made it on the map! Come learn about how to plug intoUNESCO's Global Action Programme and highlight priority action areas for our region and beyond.Let’s catch up and see what ideas are percolating for fall and beyond. Join us afterwards for some celebratory Hot Lips pizza.


Community Events

VOIS Green Drinks
Tuesday, December 2
6-8 p.m.
Velo Cult Bike Shop
1969 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213

While bicycling might not be on the top of your mind in December, we've decided to have a bike theme for our December (12/2) Green Drinks gathering. We will be meeting at the Velo Cult Bike Shop, home to some awesome bikes and 16 beers that are always on tap. We will also have Carl Larson from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) talk about their "Make Big Streets Safe" campaign.

Beer will be sponsored; we're still planning for drink options and light refreshments.
$5 suggested donation.
Please email us if you plan on

VOIS Westside Green Drinks
Tuesday, December 11
6-8 p.m.
Golden Valley Brew Pub
1520 NW Bethany Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97006

West Side Transportation Alliance Rae-Leigh will talk about local options to get outdoors without the use of a car. She will be talking about the latest developments in West Side transportation initiatives.We're also thrilled to have Jesse Shue, Brewmaster at Golden Valley speak about their latest release for the holidays and what sets Golden Valley apart in the local community.

$5 suggested donation.Please email us if you plan on

Workshops and Conferences


City Repair's 2015 Village Building Convergence Placemaking Materials

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 Repairs' handy VBC Toolkit, which includes information about City Repair, the VBC, permaculture, plast VBC design ideas, adn a VBC 15 Placemaking Program overview.

Applications are due Thursday, January 22, 2015.

Free LEED® Green Associate Exam Prep

This Free LEED Exam Prep course will educate you on core green building concepts and the LEED rating system. The comprehensive program will prepare you with the strategies and skills that you need to pass the LEED Green Associate exam. Every individual seeking a LEED credential must start with the Green Associate exam.

Green CE, Inc., is an online resource for design professionals who want to learn about green building, sustainability, conservation, and how to create a healthy environment. Our mission is to educate design professionals about environmental benefits, health benefits, and economic benefits when designing a building.

Other Events

See GPSEN/RCE newsletter archives for past events