Students at Portland State have planned 10 full days of community building and placemaking activities for the 2013 PSU Village Building Convergence with the aim of "regenerating our ecological, social, cultural and economic communities". Organizers invite everyone to get involved in transforming our urban spaces.
Chiron Studies Teach Out
A free celebration of highly democratic and participatory approaches to teaching and learning.
May 13-17, 2013 in Portland's South Park Blocks
The SoMa EcoDistrict is partnering with multiple coffee shops in the district to offer a special Earth Day discount for guests who bring in their own coffee mug during the week of April 22nd. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of the tremendous amount of waste from the use of disposable coffee cups every day and to encourage new habits.
Participating retailers will offer a 50¢ discount on drink purchases (an increase from their typical 10¢ discount!) from April 22 through the 26.
For the second year in a row, our research team is working through the Institute for Sustainable Solutions's (ISS) Solutions Generator funding opportunity. Each year the Solutions Generator program awards grants to help fund student projects which focus on sustainability solutions on campus and in the community.
Social Enterprises (http://socialenterprises.net/)
Our dynamic and fast-growing small business is looking for a Partnership and Operations Specialist at our Portland, Oregon headquarters. If you are a go-getter with a passion for sustainability, can keep pace with a flurry of duties and responsibilities, are tech savvy and have an innate sense for what needs to be done, this job’s for you! You must thrive in a small-office environment, be a team player, intuitive driver and enjoy the start-up atmosphere.
Tryon Creek is a 640-acre State Park located in SW Portland. We have 14 miles of hiking trails and a plethora of educational programming for the greater Portland community. Many visitors come through the park every day!
The Friends of Tryon Creek are currently looking for Nature Center Hosts. If you enjoy meeting new people and sharing information then this opportunity might be great for you!