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Facilities Management Services
PCC is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed (AASHE). AASHE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.
AASHE enables its nearly 1,000 members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. They work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.
PCC is a founding member of the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) and the college's Sustainability Manager is a sitting Board member.
As a UNU-IAS Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), GPSEN helps implement Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Check out the GAP Implementation Recommendations for the U.S., for ideas on how to advance ESD efforts. It is a regional network using sustainability education to create a greater Portland. They encourage collaborative partnerships among educators, students, non-profits, political and industry leaders, civic organizations, and community members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, in Oregon, and Clark County, in Washington, to help create a sustainable future through formal, non-formal, and informal education, training, and public awareness campaigns.
-PCAPPA 2016: "We're all in this Together: Facilties as Leaders in Higher Ed Sustainability"
-OHESC 2016: "Leveraging Campus Buildings to Educate Occupants & Shift Behaviors"
-AASHE 2016: "Beyond Operational Sustainability: Facilities Staff as Leaders, Teachers & Guinea Pigs"; "Weaving Social Justice into Sustainability Programs"; "Change Makers: Innovative Waste Reduction Campaigns & Beyond"
-GPSEN Sustainability Symposium 2017: "Case Studies in Campus Sustainability at PCC"
-WAHESC 2017: "By Taking Care of it, You're Aware of it: Mini Max at PCC"
In 2015, PCC Rock Creek won AASHE's Campus Sustainability Case Study Award for Associate Colleges for addressing food insecurity at the student level with their innovative learning garden program and farm stand accepting SNAP Benefits.
PCC's Sustainability Manager sat on the planning committee for the following conferences:
-GPSEN Sustainability Symposium 2017
PCC regularly participates in collaborative planning efforts and resource sharing with other Oregon higher ed sustainability practitioners.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.