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The latest news, events, and conversations about sustainability at PCC.

Solid Waste Assessment Report Solid Waste Assessment Report
As part of PCC’s contract with Community Environmental Services (CES), the college requested in May 2013 that they conduct a landfill-bound waste assessment for our four largest locations: Sylvania, Cascade, Southeast Center, and Rock Creek. View the complete report Breakdown of Waste Stream 11%  Commingled […] Posted February 28, 2014
Electronics Recycling Event: Rock Creek Campus Electronics Recycling Event: Rock Creek Campus
The Rock Creek ASPCC Sustainability Team would like to invite you to participate in a free electronic recycling event.  The event will enable you to recycle your electronics for free! For every item you recycle at this event, you will also receive a free piece of yummy chocolate! […] Posted February 13, 2014
Garden Gossip: 2/11 Garden Gossip: 2/11
In this article:  Community Bed User Update, Join our Facebook Group, Winter Photo Montage, Current Events, Winter Volunteer Schedule Community Bed User Update: To those of you who are interested in renewing your beds for next year, I wanted to let you know that we will be […] Posted February 13, 2014
Wheelbarrow Painting Contest
January 29 & 30, 11am to 2pm, Building 2 Mall Posted January 29, 2014
forest view at rock creek campus Sustainability Focus Award
The new Sustainability Focus award recognizes students who have completed a broad range of sustainability related courses. The award is designed to encourage students to learn to see environmental issues from multiple perspectives and to increase their experience in this multi-disciplinary topic. The earning of […] Posted January 15, 2014
Garden Gossip 11/20 Garden Gossip 11/20
In this article: Community Bed User Update, Upcoming Events, Harvest Haiku by Jeffery, Garden Gossip Hibernation. Community Bed User Update: Today is the 20th! That means your plot should be mulched with leaves to protect it from the rain. Laying leaves in your bed to a depth of […] Posted December 19, 2013
Garden Gossip 11/6 Garden Gossip 11/6
In this article: Community Bed User Update, Harvest Haiku by Jeffery. Community Bed User Update: Hello! In this friendly update I would like to share two pieces of information in regards to the renewal and maintenance of your bed.    The year is coming to a close and as you clean […] Posted December 19, 2013
Garden Gossip 10/30 Garden Gossip 10/30
In this article: Harvest Update Haiku,  Upcoming Events,  Community Member Spotlight, Summer Service Soiree Pictures. Harvest Update Haiku by Jeffery: Arugula greens, Newly protected from frost, Under the hoop house. Root veggie bounty, Radishes, turnips, carrots, In the back forty. Tasty green bean pods, nestled inside their […] Posted December 19, 2013
Climate Action Plan Climate Action Plan 2
PCC’s Climate Action Plan is a comprehensive report outlining how the college intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Portland Community College’s first Climate Action Plan was signed off by PCC in 2009. The second edition of the Climate Action Plan was signed on Wednesday, May 22. This […] Posted June 18, 2013
Sylvania Depave Event Sylvania Depave Event
Join us in depaving part of Parking Lot 10 at Sylvania in order to create an innovative set of rain absorptive tree wells. Gloves, goggles, tools and lunch will be provided. Pants and closed-toed shoes required. This opportunity is open to all ages! Saturday June […] Posted June 18, 2013