RCE Greater Portland-2015

1. Project Title: 
Creation of a Think Tank
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
3. Project partner contact information : 
Community Energy Project
Host Agency
Main Contact: 
Sherrie Pelsma
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5. Project description
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Our GPSEN Think Tank supports our research and advocacy efforts, in addition to providing a forum for innovative discussions.


• Develop as a program within GPSEN and offer as a collaborative opportunity for other RCEs. It will be a core project within the GPSEN Research & Development committee.

• Create a central organizing tool to allow researchers, visionaries, and all who are interested in asking deeper cultural and policy questions about how to use social science concepts and theories to help create a more sustainable future.

• Offer an asset map of existing sustainability research and researchers in the greater Portland region and beyond.

• Serve as a central hub to connect researchers and students with research questions and funders, allowing opportunities for engagement.

• Address core priority action areas in UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on ESD.

• Internship opportunities will be available.

6. Project status
On Going
We have defined the structure and purpose of the Think Tank, have hosted multiple meetings, and will be organizing several events this year.
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