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Social Sustainability Month: Creating Cross-Campus Partnerships for Holistic Sustainability. Heather Spalding, Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator Masters Candidate, Leadership for Sustainability Education. Agenda. At a glance: PSU Sustainability Leadership Center

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Social Sustainability Month:

Creating Cross-Campus Partnerships for Holistic Sustainability

Heather Spalding, Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator

Masters Candidate, Leadership for Sustainability Education


Agenda
Agenda

  • At a glance: PSU

  • Sustainability Leadership Center

  • Holistic sustainability

  • Social Sustainability Month (SSM) over time

  • Partnerships and planning structure

  • Outreach

  • Evaluation process

  • Framing exercise

  • Time for questions


At a glance portland state
At a Glance: Portland State

  • Founded in 1946

  • 23,000 undergraduate students (30k total)

  • More than ½ of students from Portland metro

  • Average age: 27

  • “Let Knowledge

    Serve the City“


Sustainability leadership center slc
Sustainability Leadership Center (SLC)

  • Proposed by students in 2009

  • A partnership between the Enrollment Management & Student Affairs (EMSA) Division and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions

    Positions include:

  • 1 full time Coordinator

  • 1 half-time graduate assistant

  • 6 part-time student staff positions

  • A variety of internship positions

    Initiatives:

  • Sustainability in student life

  • EMSA goals and assessment

  • Annual events

  • Visioning

  • Field trips in the Portland community


Slc s core programs
SLC’s Core Programs:

Student Sustainability Leadership Council

Sustainability Volunteer Program

EcoReps


Holistic sustainability
Holistic Sustainability

“A lens with which we seek to recognize and understand our interdependence

with all living systems in order to strive toward environmental health, economic

balance and social equity. It encompasses a worldview and actions that respect

and honor our home, Earth.”


Some things we sometimes forget
Some things “we” sometimes forget…

  • Role of power and privilege

  • Traditional ecological knowledge

  • Value of multiple perspectives

  • History of displacement


Ssm over time 2010
SSM Over Time: 2010

  • ~18 events, ~300 individual participants

  • Selected events:

    • Democratic Yoga

    • Blue Gold

    • The Future of Food and Seed

    • From Colonialism to the Globalization of Western Patriarchal Gender Constructions

    • Collaborative Research as Healing: Integrating Ethnoecology and Spirituality to Revitalize Native America

    • Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability in the Himalayas and the Great Basin


Ssm over time 2011
SSM Over Time: 2011

  • 27 Events, 600+ individual participants

  • Created program evaluations

  • Integration with SLC task forces

    • Social Costs: Who Pays for the Stuff You Just Bought?

    • Healing Our Lands, Healing Ourselves

    • Race and Sustainability

    • Interpersonal Neurobiology of Social Sustainability and Change

    • Cider pressing at PSU community orchard

    • 100 mile luncheon


2012 toward community wellness
2012: “Toward Community Wellness

  • 12 events

  • Creation of event templates

  • Tied to learning outcomes and values

  • Creation of weekly and annual themes

    • Cultural

    • Personal and Interpersonal

    • Environmental

    • Socioeconomic and Political

  • One event proposed by each SLC volunteer task force

    • Restoring the PSU Oak Savanna (Garden)

    • Thanks Giving (Food Systems)

    • Communicating Sustainability in a Post-Greenwashing World (Communications)

    • Theater of the Oppressed (Cultural)


  • Partnerships and planning structure
    Partnerships and Planning Structure

    • Women’s Resource Center

      • EcoFemme Task Force

    • Sustainability Leadership Center

      • Task forces

      • Student staff

    • Student groups

    • Faculty partners

      • Sociology

      • Anthropology

      • Ecological Economics


    Evaluation process
    Evaluation process

    • Evaluation forms at each event

    • Measure learning outcomes of SLC and WRC

    • Debrief after month ends to plan for next year

      Examples:

      Did the event consider the intersections between social, environmental and economic issues? (Circle one: Yes / No)

      Did it address or consider multiple perspectives or solutions to a current problem or topic? (Circle one: Yes / No / Not sure)




    Resources
    Resources:

    • Awakening the Dreamer Symposium (Pachamama Alliance)

    • Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future (Nelson 2008)

    • Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability (Dillard, Dujon, King 2008)

    • Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh (Norberg-Hodge, 1993)


    Questions
    Questions?

    Contact: Heather Spalding

    [email protected]

    503-725-5598

    ecowiki.pdx.edu


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