PSU Serve Your City: Downtown Portland Litter Clean-Up & Trivia Tour

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:15pm (PT)
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Looking to meet others, get outside, and learn more about the city through volunteering? Join PSU’s Student Community Engagement Center and Student Sustainability Center for a litter clean-up and downtown trivia tour in the areas neighboring our campus. PSU students welcome and no experience is necessary. 
Help keep our public spaces clean, enjoy some time outside, learn some interesting things about downtown landmarks and local nonprofits, and do something to support the city that PSU calls home. Many hands make light work! Volunteers will check-in, get oriented in small teams, grab gear, and then spread out in small pods into the nearby streets. After picking up litter in our designated areas while connecting to downtown’s many offerings, we will reconvene on campus for a post-project wrap-up, conversation, and an optional boxed snack.

This event is part of PSU’s welcome back week and designed to help students connect with, support, and learn more about our local downtown. This project is open to all Portland State University students through the Student Sustainability Center and the Student Community Engagement Center's #serveyourcityserveyourcampus program. 

Registration is required via GivePulse -- you can use your PSU email/password to login and get signed up! Look for the green registration button on this page to confirm your registration.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 2, 2:00pm - 4:15pm

Meeting Location: In the PSU Urban Center plaza, between SW 6th and SW 5th Ave by Montgomery. Please look for our check-in team on the bricks near the clock tower. 

What is provided: Thanks to our partner, SOLVE, we will provide heavy-duty litter bags, high-vis vests, work gloves, litter grabbers. We will have a list of “priority areas” for clean-up and area leads to guide you!

What to bring: 

  • Remember to wear a mask! 
  • We recommend comfortable close-toed shoes and pants. Dress for the weather.
  • We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle as well. 
  • If you bring personal belongings please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free.
  • Bring your PSU student ID to access campus restrooms

COVID Safety: Masks are required at check-in, wrap-up, and along the route.

Bathrooms: PSU campus restrooms will be available to students. Remember your ID so you can badge in!

Accessibility: The check-in area is in a place that is wheelchair accessible. Most of the cleanup work will take place on city sidewalks that are wheelchair accessible. Please reach out if you have any questions or a need for accommodations. 

Contact: For questions contact  

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