Portland State U Passes "Green" Fee
Congratulations to the Portland State University student body for the recent passage of a referendum that will foster greater sustainability on campus. Several staff/professors at Portland State U have been users of our Auspen markers and this school has always been a leader in the greening of campuses. This latest project is another step for them. Starting this fall they will institute a $5 per term green fee after the referendum was passed by 72 percent of voting students in the spring. It is expected to generate more than $500,000 in funding for green projects. The allocated funds will subsidize a $10-$15 transit pass for students, create a student-run special sustainability projects fund to support small student-led sustainable projects, and establish a green revolving loan fund to finance energy and water conservation projects. Great news out of PSU.