Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.55
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Portland State University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Noelle Studer-Spevak
Sustainability Coordinator
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Community Environmental Services (CES) is a self-supported research and service unit within the Center for Urban Studies in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. CES has provided high quality research, technical assistance, data collection, and educational outreach services in the areas of solid waste management, recycling, waste prevention, and other resource conservation and business sustainability issues since the late 1980's.

CES has secured over half a million dollars in new contracts in each of the past three calendar years with community partners in the Portland region to perform research and technical assistance.

CES employs 20 students annually, giving them the opportunity to develop leadership capacity and practical job skills through education, service, and research. Over 80% of CES staff are graduate students from programs within Portland State University including Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Public Administration and Portland International Initiative for Leadership for Sustainability Education (LSE).

Below is a list of current projects.
-Port of Portland Technical Assistance Project (Portland International Airport)
-Portland Major Event Recycling (Waterfront Park, the Rose Garden Stadium)
-Private Waste Audits
-Portland Single Family Weight Study
-Portland Multifamily Recycling
-Metro Multifamily Outreach
-Metro Multifamily Service Provisions Evaluation Study
-Metro Multifamily Field Services

In 2008 CES received the Association of Oregon Recycler's Leadership Development Award: http://www.aorr.org/awards_2008.html

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