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By Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University
(This article appears in the March, 2011 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer)

PSU President Wim Wiewel (r) and Portland Mayor Sam Adams (l) bike to work

The ACUPCCOn my first day at Portland State University back in August 2008, I rode my bike to work alongside Portland Mayor-elect Sam Adams. The ride symbolized Portland State University’s partnership with the city, and both Portland and PSU’s commitment to sustainability. I haven’t stopped pedaling since.

How we think about and implement sustainability at Portland State University reflects that ride. Our region provides more than just background and scenery—it gives us a context for the work that we do, as well as a broad array of public, private, and nonprofit partners willing to tackle our common challenges.

As a young university of 30,000 students in the heart of a young city, Portland State has built its reputation on a forward-thinking program of urban studies and planning, an interdisciplinary approach, and purposeful engagement with the community. (more…)

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