Reporting System

Implementation Profile for Portland State University

Submitted on August 1, 2008; last updated on March 2, 2016

Institution Information

Commitment Type Climate
Basic Carnegie Classification Doctorate Granting
Control Public
Location Portland, OR
Community Setting Large city
USDOE Climate Zone 3
Current President or Chancellor's Name Wim Wiewel
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website
Sustainability Website
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Institutional Format Committee
Number of Individuals in Structure 11-20
Stakeholder Groups Represented Faculty, Students, Staff
Description The Sustainability Advisory Council was formed in May 2008 to lead overall planning, goal-setting, coordination, reporting, and policy advise at Portland State University. The Council was formed at the request of the Provost and the V.P. of Finance & Administration during an interim period between presidents. Council members were selected with input from leaders within operations, academics, and student leadership. The primary institutional structure has since evolved into CAP-IT, the Climate Action Plan Implementation Team - a diverse body of students, staff and faculty dedicated to implementing the actions recommended in the Climate Action Plan. Subgroups of CAP-IT include Buildings, Materials (Purchasing & Waste), Travel & Commuting, Research & Education, and EcoDistrict development.
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates No information provided
Implementation Liaison's Name Jenny McNamara
Implementation Liaison's Title Sustainability Manager
Implementation Liaison's Department Campus Sustainability Office