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

Sylvania Facilities Management Services Office got Gold! Sylvania Facilities Management Services Office got Gold!
Great job Sylvania Facilities Management Services office for becoming a certified Green Office at the Gold level! They are the fourth off to become a certified PCC Green Office. PCC is proud to have offices dedicated to promoting sustainability and working towards helping lower the campuses carbon footprint. […] Posted March 24, 2015
Volunteer with Rock Creek's Learning Garden this Spring Term! Volunteer with Rock Creek’s Learning Garden this Spring Term!
                      PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden Weekly Volunteer Schedule Spring Term Harvest Crew: Tuesdays Join a team to harvest food for the cafeteria and farm stand. Help run the farm stand in the afternoon. Where […] Posted March 18, 2015
Eco-Tip: Turn off Computers at Night Eco-Tip: Turn off Computers at Night
TURN OFF COMPUTERS AT NIGHT By turning off your computer instead of leaving it in sleep mode, you can save 40 watt-hours per day. That adds up to 4 cents a day, or $14 per year. If you don’t want to wait for your computer […] Posted March 18, 2015
Help Work on the Cob Oven (March 13th) Help Work on the Cob Oven (March 13th)
Cob Oven Update Friday, March 13th, 9:00am-1:00pm Cutting timbers and posts for the roof Sylvania’s Learning Garden The team did some nice planning last Friday sourcing reusable materials for the oven project. This Friday they will cut and notch posts and have them ready for concrete […] Posted March 12, 2015
Freecycle Freecycle
Eco-Tip: Freecycle Portland has a neat secret alternative to craigslist’s FREE section: Freecycle. Well, it may not exactly be a secret, but it is sure a handy tool to clean your house of things you don’t want anymore. Or a great resource to find free […] Posted March 9, 2015
Successful Hard Drive Smashing Event Successful Hard Drive Smashing Event
Sylvania Campus had their first Hard Drive Smashing event February 25, 2015 and it was a complete success! 20+ students, instructors, and staff smashed 234 hard drives & collected 152 other computer items for responsible eCycling! That’s approximately 351 lbs. of hard drives that were […] Posted March 2, 2015
Hands-on sustainable business projects for credit Hands-on sustainable business projects for credit
Are you interested in working on a hands-on sustainable business project during next term – Spring 2015? Choose from 2 different opportunities and gain real world experience while receiving 2 BA credits through PCC’s Cooperative Work Education program. (Download the flyer.) Opportunity #1: Food Cart Business […] Posted February 26, 2015
Sylvania Environmental Club SOLVE Outing (Feb 28) Sylvania Environmental Club SOLVE Outing (Feb 28)
Environmental Club SOLVE Outing Saturday, February 28th, 9:00am-12:00pm Ma Olsen’s Garden, St Helens Road & NW 108th, Portland Such nice weather we’re having! Why not get out and help Oregon’s native plant species? If ridding hillsides of invasive species, replanting native plants, and uncovering hundred-year-old […] Posted February 26, 2015
Successful eCycle Event at PCC Rock Creek Successful eCycle Event at PCC Rock Creek
February 9th-11th ASPCC members at the Rock Creek campus hosted an eCycle event. What is an eCycle event? An eCycling event is where you take your old/unused electronics such as computers, cell phones, cameras, microwaves, etc to the event to be recycled! This helps keep electronics […] Posted February 26, 2015
Sylvania Composting Survey Sylvania Composting Survey
Sylvania Composts? Please help Sylvania Campus by sharing your opinions regarding composting on campus. If you would, please fill out our quick online survey, and leave any comments you wish to share. This will help PCC’s Sylvania Campus to change the existing composting system and forge […] Posted February 26, 2015