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Neighborhood Cleanup

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Sustainability |

I chose to participate in my neighborhood cleanup, which is a great way to get involved and to actively meet those around you. This was considered the Cully neighborhood, but encompassed Beaumont Village as well and I discovered this event just from signs posted around poles in the neighborhood. Participants included folks from local business and churches,...

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Green Mountain Energy & PGE Partnership

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Sustainability |

Green Mountain Energy was founded in 1997 with the mission to change the way power is made.  From electricity products made using clean, renewable sources like wind to carbon offset products that help neutralize carbon emissions, every single product the company offers has an environmental benefit.  Green Mountain is the leading competitive retail...

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Exploring What Volunteering Looks Like Post-PSU: A Collection of Student Perspectives

Exploring What Volunteering Looks Like Post-PSU: A Collection of Student Perspectives

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Educational Equity |

What does volunteering look like post-PSU?  And how does our community support OR create barriers for community work beyond the structured opportunities we provide in courses like the PSU Capstone?   In the last few weeks, my current and former students in the Enhancing Youth Literacy Capstone have been having candid conversations about what their...

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Civic Engagement Identity

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Educational Equity, Social Justice |

An Act of Civic Engagement & Documentation for Blog Publication Civic Action & Reflection I have learned the most about myself through this partnership work from the kids, their little faces help me realize that at the end of this I have created my own civic identity through my engagement and I am leaving a footprint behind that has made an impact....

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Northwest Butts on Bikes

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Sustainability |

Living here in Portland Oregon, we understand the meaning of community and enjoying the beauty of nature. We are an active folk up here and there are countless ways to be outside and be around good people. A group I had never heard of before, Northwest Butts on Bikes,  has many ways to meet up with fellow bikers. I’m an avid bicyclist and I love...

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