|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2011|
Portland State University
PAE-20: Inter-Campus Collaboration on Sustainability
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
President Wim Wiewel serves on the sustainability committee of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Noelle Studer-Spevak, discussed carbon inventories, climate planning, and the benefits of having a sustainability program with facilities directors from eight Portland area private colleges in 2009.
Judy Walton and Noelle Studer-Spevak presented ACUPCC at the pacific rim APPA meeting in 2008.
Several PSU students, faculty, and staff presented at the 2010 AASHE conference.
University faculty and staff from other colleges and other countries visit to learn about our programs on a monthly basis. Visitors receive a tour and info is exchanged over lunch.
Questions from other universities by phone/e-mail about our programs are fielded on a weekly basis.
Professor David Erin was invited to present “Building Sustainability Scholarship at Portland State University: War Stories and Lessons,” Michigan State University conference on Engaged Sustainability Scholarship: Accelerating Change, April 30, 2009.
The names of local, state, regional, national, and other campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
Oregon University System Sustainability Officers
Willamette Valley Public Sector Sustainability Coordinators
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
Oregon University System Sustainability Conference occurred first in 2008 and the second, in February 2011. All sustainability coordinators within the system collaborate to provide meaningful breakout sessions to educate and inspire our students, staff, and faculty.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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