Portland State University President Wim Wiewel will receive the inaugural Presidential Award from the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green schools.
Wiewel brought with him to Portland deep interest in urban development and found a campus awash in a new commitment to sustainability. With the help of the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation's $25 million challenge grant, the school had just launched what is now the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
"It was just wonderful to see sustainability elevated as an intellectual lens through which everything else is viewed," Wiewel said.
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