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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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Portland State University
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Heather Spalding
Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator
PSU
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:
Yes

A brief description of the event(s):

PSU hosts many events related to sustainability each year. In 2008-2009, there were at least 90 sustainability-related events on campus. For example, once a month the Office of Sustainability hosts a student sustainability forum, and once a month we have a social sustainability colloquium. We have hosted Business and Sustainability Conference, the annual Urban Ecological Research Symposium, and the Sustainability in the Humanities Conference. These are just a couple examples. Seminars are held in Environmental Science and Transportation Departments, and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions hosted weekly "Solutions Seminars" during fall term. Speakers included David Orr, Robert Costanza, Bill Becker, and more. Events are listed at the website below, and there are events nearly every day of the week.


The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:

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