Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network
A UNU Regional Center of Expertise on ESD


 January Newsletter

Educate   ~   Empower   ~   Engage

A new year, full of possibilities!  What vision do you have for a sustainable future?  How can advancing sustainability education initiatives in our community help you get there?

Our upcoming GPSEN Sustainability Symposium is the perfect opportunity to share your ideas and learn from others.  With a focus on collaboration, diversity, innovative problem-solving, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we want to highlight cutting-edge sustainability projects or research happening in our community.  The Call-for-Proposals is open until this Sunday, January 6, so don't delay.  Contribute to "Building Bridges to Sustainability" by suggesting speakers, workshops, posters, and art exhibits.  Plus, don't miss out on a chance to be a Sponsor for the Symposium.  Details are available on our website.

As GPSEN Fellow Frank Granshaw quoted in his reflections on his experiences at COP24 "Our children and future generations don't need our anger and despair, they need our courage and our commitment to act.  They need our spirit to build solidarity at a time when science has detailed the suffering and destruction we could avoid if we act urgently, effectively, and fairly."   ~Lindsey Fielder Cook, Quaker UN Organization

Together, let's see what we can accomplish in 2019 and beyond!

Looking forward,
Your GPSEN Team

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The Intertwine Alliance: Happy Hour with Warren

Posted in Community Events

Tuesday, January 8
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ENSO Urban Winery

The Intertwine Alliance has a new executive director. Let's embark on this new adventure together! Please join The Intertwine Alliance staff and board for a casual happy hour with Executive Director Warren Jimenez.


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HOPE IN THE DARK: Creativity, Connection, and Courage for the World We Live In

Posted in Classes + Workshops

Saturday, January 5
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Multnomah Friends Meeting House

This daylong retreat offers the opportunity to come together to ponder these questions, and offers a toolbox for resilience and clarity of intention as we navigate the world we live in now. Drawing from practices from the Work That Reconnects, creative arts, and other emergent resilience practices, activists and other engaged humans will gather and create practices for self and community resilience.

This event is offered as a fundraiser for 350PDX.

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WOHESC Sustainability Conference

Posted in Conferences

February 24-27, 2018
University of Washington

Registration for WOHESC 2019 is Now Open!  In 2018, we had over 600 attendees and over 110 speakers contributing to our sustainable future and caring for our common home.  Check out this year's program today.  Pre-Registration pricing ends January 25th, 2019.  

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City Hall Garden Manager

Posted in Jobs + Internships

Thursday, January 17 (application deadline)
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)

The City Hall Garden Manager will oversee operations of the Better Together Garden. This part-time position will have full responsibility for planning crop rotation; procuring seeds, starts, and tools; planting; weeding; maintaining infrastructure; coordinating with other bureaus as needed; harvesting and donating produce; interacting with members of the public; and performing other tasks to keep the garden productive and attractive throughout the year.

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President’s Environmental Youth Award

Posted in Grants

Friday, February 1 (application deadline)

The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth, including projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness.  Check it out!

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Teaching Teens About Climate Change

Posted in Curriculum

Green Teacher’s newest book brings together articles and activities to aid educators working with high school-aged students.  Take teens from despair to empowerment, helping them appreciate the difference between cap and trade and carbon taxes, exploring the environmental impacts of the tar sands, providing options for sustainable transportation, among other topics.

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United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities

Posted in Publications

The United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) collaborative initiative has published a new publication on “Connecting cities and communities with the Sustainable Development Goals.” Sixteen United Nations bodies contributed to the development of reports focusing on how cities can use information and communication technologies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read More → – Sustainability Literacy Test

Posted in Organizations

Our mission is to improve Sustainability Literacy worldwide by providing citizens and organizations with internationally recognized and locally relevant tools to engage learning and to collect meaningful indicators on the awareness of sustainability challenges and solutions. Sharing these indicators may allow researchers, educators and other relevant stakeholders to tailor pedagogical approaches and learning experiments to support Education for Sustainable Development.

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PCC, Sustain Me!

Posted in Regional News

Episode #16 ~ Charles Hopkins & the 11th Global RCE Conference
The 11th Global RCE Conference held at the University of the Philippines, Cebu was held from December 7th-9th folks from many places around the world gathered to focus on pathways towards education for sustainable development.

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