Saturday, April 19th

SLS Earth Day of Service

Join us for PSU’s 9th annual Earth Day of Service! Organized by Student Leaders for Service, this is a day to give back to the earth by volunteering! Volunteers will work on projects on and around the Portland State campus, including activities such as gardening and community beautification. The day of will run from 9:00am-2:00pm, which will include service with the community, lunch (which will be provided), and a presentation by a special guest speaker. This will be a great day, so please join us and the rest of our PSU community to give back to the earth!  For more information, and to register, please visit our website:

Arbor Month Celebration
The Campus Sustainability Office has been collaborating with Portland Parks & Rec and the Westside Portland Tree Guild on a day of events celebrating downtown trees for Portland’s Arbor Month. You are all invited to join in any of the free events below, which take place Saturday 4/19. Hope to see you there!
All events begin at PSU’s Hoffman Hall (SW 11th Ave. and SW Harrison St.)
  • 10 am Tree Tour & Walk. Guided by Phyllis Reynolds, the author of Trees of Greater Portland. Registration and book signing begins at 9:30 am.
  • 12:30 pm Tree Planting. Help plant a tree in front of Lincoln Hall’s new entry.
  • 6 pm Movie Screening. Brian French, certified arborist and founder of the non-profit organization Ascending the Giants, will discuss his work and screen his documentary film, Treeverse. Doors open at 5:45 pm.


Sunday, April 20th

Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence

On Sunday, April 20th, the Cascadia Branch of Portland invites you to kick off Earth Week with the First Annual Cascadia Rising: A Bioregional Confluence – A gathering dedicated to promoting bioregional awareness, Indigenous solidarity, alternative and horizontal governance tools, and community resilience in the Pacific Northwest.

9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free Event.

Visit Cascadia Confluence for more information.

Monday, April 21st

International Environmental Justice


Making the Invisible Visible: An Introduction to Cultural Sustainability – Hosted by Coaltion for Asian Pacific American Studies (CAPAS), 2 pm – 6 pm, SMSU 296

Please join us for a discussion of cultural sustainability and the effects of climate change on hundreds of islands across the Pacific through film, photos, and stories. 


Documentary: Taking Root – 1 pm to 3 pm, Women’s Resource Center

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy–a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration. Maathai’s mobilization of African women was not limited in its vision to work for sustainable development; she saw tree-planting in a broader perspective which included democracy, women’s rights, and international solidarity. Dr. Maathai was the first African woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, the first woman in central and east Africa to receive a doctorate degree, and the first woman professor in her native country of Kenya.


Tuesday, April 22nd

Earth Day Festival 

PSU Park Blocks
April 22nd 11 am to 4pm
Come to our 7th Annual Earth Day Festival! Craft fair, costume contest, community organizations, technology demonstrations, and live music. Open to the Public! Rain or shine!


Film screening: Glacial Balance

5 to 7 pm- Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 296Showing followed by discussion with local glacier expert Prof. Andrew Fountain.


Wednesday, April 23rd

Environmental Economics


“How Might the Developing World Help Reduce Climate Change?” – Presented by Randy Bluffstone, 11 am – 1 pm, SMSU 294


Divest PSU! Workshop – 3 pm to 5 pm, SMSU 328



Thursday, April 24th

Environmental Justice in Portland


Environmental Justice in Portland – Presented by OPAL, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm,  SMSU 296

Learn about environmental justice issues in Portland and what OPAL (Organizing People, Activating Leaders) is doing to address them.

Environmental Justice 101 Workshop – 2 pm to 4 pm, SMSU 296

Learn more about Environmental Justice from ASPSU leaders.


Friday, April 25th

Feral Friday

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PSU Park Blocks

Walk in the footsteps of wildlife dealing with habitat destruction, learn proactive steps you can take to help save habitats, and learn from ancestral skills demonstrations.

Going Green: How Hemp Policies Affect the Earth & Its People

Saturday, April 26th


Earth and Spirit Council Events

April 26 from 8:15am to 4pm is a Workshop in partnership with PSU’s Indigenous Nations Studies with breakout sessions on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Curricula followed by a conversation on integrating this work in higher education in which Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff will join us via videoconference.
April 26 from 7-9pm is a ‘Conversation with Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff’ that will feature three short videos, Honor the Space of the Child, When I Drop out of my Head, and Reconnection of the Heart that can be previewed at the Earth & Spirit Council website. Each video will be followed by comments from Ilarion and questions from the audience.

Infusing Education with Indigenous Wisdom Workshops

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Native American Center

Cost: $55 General Admission, Students Free

Conversation with Ilarion Merculieff

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Native American Center

$20 General Admission, $10 Seniors/Youths, Students Free

Visit the Earth and Spirit Council website for more information.


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