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dialogue, conversation. There are many ways to speak to each other, and on
Wednesday, January 28th, PSU’s Eco Reps did just that with students
at their event, Conservation Conversation. The event was held as part of the
group’s effort to let students know about Portland State University’s
involvement in the Campus Conservation Nationals, a nationwide competition
between universities that aims to reduce water and electricity use on campus.
The Campus Conservation Nationals will run from February 18th to
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).
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?
Below is a list of our 2012 Conservation Challenge events. You may also be interested in the 2013 Conservation Challenge list.
Get involved. Be the change.
Eco Reps are excited to announce this year’s Conservation Challenge, which will run from Feb. 6th – April 23rd.
Download the new Green Event Planning Guide designed to help student organizations make more environmentally and socially responsible decisions when planning their events!
According to the EPA, buildings are a major user of energy and water.
• Buildings represent 38.9% of US primary energy use.
• Buildings are one of the heaviest consumers of natural resources and account for a significant portion of the greenhouse gas emissions that effect climate change.
• In the US, buildings account for 38% of all CO2 emissions. Buildings represent 72% of US consumption.