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Social Sustainability Month Planning Committee
Monday November 5th, 5-7pm
Location: Womens Resource Center (WRC)
Join us for an evening of free food, freshly
harvested tea, and a collaborative envisioning of what it means to be socially
Restoring the Oak Savanna on PSU campus: One of the
rarest plant communities on earth
Hosted By Sustainability Leadership Center
Friday November 9, 1-2pm
Colleges and universities serve a unique role in our state. We have a responsibility to investigate societal challenges, test drive potential solutions, and serve as the shepherds of a sustainable future. Take part in the effort to maximize our collective potential. Join campus professionals, faculty, and students for two days of dialogue, networking, and training at the 2013 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (OHESC).
This year's conference will be held at PSU! Check it out and consider attending....or presenting!
The Wolf Private Nature Reserve has an area of 21.24 hectares and is situated in Prešov region, in the Čergov Mountains. WOLF has aquired the forest from a private landowner. The amount that was necessary for buying the forest - 3.2 million Slovak crowns - was raised by the fundraising campaign "Buy Your Own Tree" and help of supporters from 19 different countries across the world. WOLF has been the owner of the forest since 1998 with no human interventions taken in this forest ever since.
Hi-ya Folks! I am going to talk to you guys about the buildings section of the Climate Action Plan (CAP). As you know from my previous post, the Climate Action Plan describes the steps PSU is going to implement in order for us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to 80% below 2008 levels by the year 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2040.
In recent years, climate change has become an increasingly crucial issue; more and more scientists have stated that if we don't start cutting greenhouse gas emissions immediately, there could be catastrophic and irreversible consequences. Most of us already know about climate change and that it is a big deal, but what initiatives is PSU making in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
For those of you who missed the first Sustainability Volunteer Program Field Trip to the EcoTrust Building, here's a recap of the day for you!
First stop: Cascadia Green Building Council.
Download the new Green Event Planning Guide designed to help student organizations make more environmentally and socially responsible decisions when planning their events!
In support of Multnomah County’s “Idling Gets You Nowhere” campaign and PSU’s own Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Club is working with Transportation & Parking staff to reduce vehicular idling on campus. Together, we hope to promote efficient driving practices, decrease the idling habit, and ensure cleaner air for the PSU community. You can help by calling our attention to areas around campus where you feel idling is an issue.