Earth Week provides an opportunity to educate and mobilize towards sustainability and to empower responsibility for a clean and healthy community. See: PCC Earth Week for a schedule of events in which to participate. For more Earth Week events around the Portland Metro area, see Portland Earth Day Event Roundup.
Portland Community College is a leader in sustainability efforts, districtwide. Learn more about ways to offset your carbon emissions, vermiculture, or composting with worm bins – and much more!
Learn about the history of Earth Day and see what communities all over the globe are doing to campaign for a better quality of life and to improve the environment they live in.
How Stuff Works (video)
This 20 minute video explores where “stuff” comes from and where it goes when we throw it out. It provides an understanding of production and consumption patterns.
Plastics Pollution (video)
Follow the harmful effects of plastic and it’s toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment in this video narrated by Jeff Bridges.
City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development
Find out about local green and sustainability oriented efforts or learn how to start a “green team” at work.
If you’re looking for opportunities to participate in local volunteer activities, keep watch on the SOLV website. SOLV works on projects to enhance the livability of Oregon.
Metro: Sustainable Living
Check out the Metro Sustainable Living page for recommendations on environmentally friendly cleaning products, natural gardening, composting and getting around PDX the green way.
Sustainable Northwest (SNW) will help to keep you current on sustainability activities in the Pacific Northwest or you can join their email list and receive updates in your inbox.
Related research guides
PCC Environmental Studies Research Guide
Created by a PCC Librarian, this guide features databases, newsfeeds, blogs, videos on climate change and more.