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

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
Carpool to School
 Eco-Tip: Does Ride Share save me money and help the world? YES! In addition to the savings in gas you will both be getting, and the shared price of a permit saves you money. The combined total of the Ride Share permit is $10 – $40 […] Posted February 26, 2015
E-Centers Free Upcycle Event: Flower Bombs and Bird Feeders E-Centers Free Upcycle Event: Flower Bombs and Bird Feeders
What a good turnout to the UpCycling event this week hosted by the Sylvania Campus Environmental Center. Bird-seed feeders and flower bombs were made! Flower bombs are a great way to spread flowers and joy in the world. They are a rich soil and clay mix, […] Posted February 26, 2015
Rock Creek Science and Technology Department got Bronze! Rock Creek Science and Technology Department got Bronze!
Way to go Rock Creek Science and Technology department in becoming a certified Green Office at the bronze level! They are now one of three certified PCC Green Offices. It is wonderful to have offices dedicated to promoting sustainability and working towards helping lower the campuses carbon […] Posted February 26, 2015
Rock Creek Hiring a Garden Educator Rock Creek Hiring a Garden Educator
Rock Creek Hiring a Garden Educator Rock Creek is hiring a Learning Garden Educator. This job is an Americorps position, which Rock Creek would like to fill as soon as possible. The application deadline is Sunday, February 22 by midnight. Click here for details on […] Posted February 18, 2015
Donate Your Old Refrigerator Magnets by February 20th! Donate Your Old Refrigerator Magnets by February 20th!
Donate your old refrigerator magnets! Have you found yourself staring at a large flat magnet designed to advertise something? You do not want it, but what can you do with it?  They are hard to recycle, but it doesn’t seem quite right to put it […] Posted February 18, 2015