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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

Networking Social
Thursday, August 21
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Join sustainability education fans for connection and lively conversation at this eclectic and popular Portland hang-out. Let’s catch up and see what ideas are percolating for fall.


Community Events


VOIS Green Drinks: Bringing Socially Responsible Investors to Portland
Tuesday, August 5
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Forge Portland
1410 SW Morrison St., Suite 850 (8th floor of the Tiffany Center)
Portland, OR 97205

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

EEAO: Join us at our summer soirée!
Thursday, August 14
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97236

Delicious food and drink; talk by Gladys Ruiz, award-winning leader from Audubon's TALON program

Registration $25, or $15 for students/job-seekers
Tickets are limited. Get yours today!

Meet & Greet for Walkability in East Multnomah County
Wednesday, August 20
5:00-7:30 p.m.
328 N Main Ave
Gresham, OR 97030 (near Gresham Central Max station)

Come join friends and colleagues to learn more about the future of walkability and Safe Routes to School in the greater Portland metropolitan region, with a focus on East Multnomah County. Find out more about our walkability strategy and how you can help ensure success, and hear from speakers from around the county who will give updates on topics of interest for Multnomah County. This is also an opportunity to network while enjoying light appetizers and delicious local beverages.

Visit this link for more information or to RSVP.

Workshops and Conferences


International Society of Sustainability Professionals Webinars
The North American Clean Energy Landscape: Understanding the Matrix of Renewables, Offsets, and Onsite Generation
Tuesday, August 5
11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

With Amy Haddon,Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Renewable Choice Energy. Register here.

What Sustainability Professionals Need to Know about Doing Business with Business
Thursday, August 21
11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

With Dr. Kerul Kassel, a faculty member at Fielding Graduate University who teaches in the Sustainability Leadership and Global Leadership programs. Register here..

Free Professional Development Workshops
All workshops held at
Umpqua Bank
18757 SW Martinazzi Ave,
Tualatin, OR 97062

Treat yourself to a complementary and refreshing 45 minutes that will unlock your creativity and improve your productivity! Hosted by the Portland Consulting Group.

Let Go of Being Busy & Exhausted: Improve your Productivity
Wednesday August 6
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Double Your Profits Using the Triple Bottom Line
Wednesday, August 13
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

"Why" Leadership: What Great Leaders Do Differently
Wednesday, August 20
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Am I Really Bias-Free? Becoming Culturally Competent
Wednesday, August 27
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

For more information visit this link or contact Gary Langenwalter:, 971-221-8155

Environmental Justice and Sustainability Conference
August 7-9
Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Seattle University’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability will be holding its inaugural conference titled “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons.” The conference, which will focus on the intimate connections between environmental justice and sustainability, will host over 60 presenters, experts in their respective fields. Keynote speakers include Denis Hayes, co-founder of Earth Day, and author Bill McKibben (via live video feed), co-founder of

Register here.
Find out more about the conference schedule, or general conference information.
Limited scholarships are available. Please email Mike Schut at to inquire.

EcoChallenge Camp for Students Grade 6-9
August 11-15
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203

Students in this weeklong camp will work on projects and ideas for how to creatively restore and reclaim contaminated sites, while also learning some basics of local ecology, as well as working with different community members and organizations who are also involved in sustainability. The camp is located directly above a Superfund site that is being restored on the Willamette River.

Financial aid and full scholarships available for at least 20 students. Visit this link for detailed camp information and registration.

Other Events

See GPSEN/RCE newsletter archives for past events