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We've been busy with our Energy Challenge 2011 events. We've got just two more coming up. The first one is tonight: Meatless Monday. We've partnered with Victor's Dining hall to serve a meatless meal. Look for the Eco Reps and RAs to be giving out smoothies and getting the word out about the connection between energy consumption (and carbon) and meat this evening in the Ondine Lobby.
Our final Energy Challenge 2011 event will be Saturday, April 30th 12 pm - 3 pm also in the Ondine Lobby. We'll be displaying the submissions to our Creative Expressions of Conservation and celebrating the success of the the challenge. We'll have food and drinks and I'll be giving away two $50 gift cards to selected submissions (it's not too late to send something in - just email a digital version of your work with a sentence or two about how it represents conservation to you to email@example.com and bring the original to set-up at 11:30 AM Saturday)
Hope to see you there...
In support of the PSU Earth Day Coalition and their efforts to Educate! Empower! and Engage! at this year’s Earth Day Festival, Mayor Sam Adams issued a proclamation at today's City Council meeting, declaring April 22nd "Portland State University Earth Day Festival" day in Portland.
Click here for full article.
At the 4th Annual Campus Sustainability Celebration, a student, faculty, an staff will be honored for excellence in transforming PSU into a “living laboratory” of sustainable practices. This includes the advancement of innovation in teaching, research, community outreach and operations, enhancement of student engagement on campus, and involvement of faculty, student, and staff in solving sustainability problems.
If you're looking for ways to teach kids some "green" habits, this site has the resources for you- like "Top Ten Earth Day Projects."
The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges profiles 308 institutions of higher education in the United States and three in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. The 220-page guide is the only free, comprehensive, annually updated guide to green colleges.
Portland State University is featured under the sections:
- Green Guide Schools with LEED Certified Buildings
Film showing as part of Energy Challenge 2011 -- looking at the water and energy nexus from PSU to the global community.
Come and join us in Ondine Lobby (1st floor) on Monday, April 18th, at 7:00 pm for a documentary screening of the film Blue Gold: World Water Wars!
April 12th, 2011
by Ben Waldron
This is an EASY first step. When you're at a restaurant or a bar, simply tell your server you don't want a straw as you are placing you order.