|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2011|
Portland State University
Tier2-4: Themed Housing
Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator
Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:
A brief description of the themed housing:
PSU currently has a Sustainability-themed Living-Learning community as a part of the First Year Experience Program. The Sustainability community infuses the learning-living community with practical and theoretical approaches to sustainable living, merging students’ living community with unique academic and field experiences. Students in this community partner with the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and engage in various activities and programs outside of class to increase sustainable practices on campus and in the Portland community. Through required enrollment in the Sustainability Freshman Inquiry class, the students participate in a year-long examination of the philosophy and principles of sustainability.
The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
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