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

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Career Exploration Speaker Series STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Career Exploration Speaker Series
PCC Southeast Campus invites you to attend our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Career Exploration Speaker Series Speakers from a broad spectrum of STEM career tracks will give one hour of their time to talk about their career and/or research, education/training, job outlook, daily schedule […] Posted January 28, 2015
Rock Creek Reducing Their Waste with the OZZI Machine Rock Creek Reducing Their Waste with the OZZI Machine
January 22nd, 2015 the OZZI Machines had its grand opening at the Rock Creek campus. The event was hosted by ASPCC where students and faculty were able to get a free breakfast when purchasing a reusable OZZI container. This exposed us to the machine, how […] Posted January 28, 2015
PCC SE Campus STEM Guest Lecture: Climate Change on the Columbia Basin Tribal Lands: Past-Present-Future PCC SE Campus STEM Guest Lecture: Climate Change on the Columbia Basin Tribal Lands: Past-Present-Future
Kyle Dittmer, Hydrologist-Meteorologist   Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Earth Science Professor, Portland Community College Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, 12 noon – 1:00 pm STEM Center- SCOM Room #231 Learn about climate change impacts on the tribal lands and rivers of the Columbia Basin in the […] Posted January 28, 2015
Ethics for a Sustainable Future Ethics for a Sustainable Future
Ethics for a Sustainable Future   “What ethics are needed to perpetuate life on Earth?” Thursday, February 5 3:00-5:30 pm Performing Arts Center Lobby PCC Sylvania Campus 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 How can we create new ways of being to help build […] Posted January 26, 2015
OZZI Grand Opening OZZI Grand Opening
Portland Community College is excited to announce the grand opening of the OZZI machine at the Rock Creek Campus! Join ASPCC on January 22nd from 8-10am for the grand opening breakfast event! What is the OZZI machine you may ask? The OZZI machine eliminates disposable […] Posted January 15, 2015
Going Plastic Free Going Plastic Free
Hello, my name is Holly Talkington and I am a student here at Portland Community College. My most current role I have taken on is doing sustainability outreach through the work-study program. I am honored to join the team and take on this new role. […] Posted January 14, 2015
Garden Gossip: Calling All Volunteers Garden Gossip: Calling All Volunteers
Check out the Rock Creek Garden Gossip Newsletter from January 7th to learn how to volunteer this quarter, to find resources for ordering seeds, to like our Facebook page, and to get the details on our MLK Day of Service in the greenhouse and hoop house. Posted January 8, 2015
Garden Gossip: Winter Bounty, Berries, and Bees, Oh My Garden Gossip: Winter Bounty, Berries, and Bees, Oh My
Check out the Garden Gossip Newsletter from December 8th to learn about upcoming Learning Garden projects (hoop house growing, bees, hydroponics, berries, grapes, a farm stand, and a welcome kiosk); one of our rockin gardeners; and a great course for students interested in food, health, […] Posted December 19, 2014
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 – Winter 2015? Choose from 2 different opportunities and gain real world experience while receiving 2 BA credits through PCC’s Cooperative Work Education program. (Learn more about Cooperative Education at PCC and […] Posted December 3, 2014
Energy Trust of Oregon’s Strategic Energy Management Update Energy Trust of Oregon’s Strategic Energy Management Update
This year, the Rock Creek campus will be participating in the Energy Trust’s Strategic Energy Management initiative. The Strategic Energy Management program is a cohort-based energy management effort where participating organizations gain energy savings in building operations and occupant behavior. It focuses on both the technical and human aspects […] Posted December 2, 2014