Opportunities

GUPES Green Gown Awards

The Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) Green Gown Awards are accepting applications for achievements in campus sustainability. Supported by the United Nations Environment Program, the GUPES Green Gown Awards are open to GUPES members only. Applications are due Oct. 12.
  • Posted Aug 21, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Gaining Hope and Resilience During Troubling Times

This half-day, pre-conference workshop on Sunday, Oct. 15 provides practical strategies and tools for cultivating hope and resilience through an ecopsychology perspective. With three sections of focus - personal, community and planetary - this training will consist of a combination of short lecture and group activities that give participants resources to use in their own lives and communities. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Aug 21, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Sustaining Ourselves – A Collaborative Mini-Retreat for Sustainability Professionals

This half-day, post-conference mini-retreat workshop for sustainability professionals, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, aims to rejuvenate participants through building connections, reflecting on common values, and discussing innovative approaches to sustainability challenges. The approach is transferable to individual campuses or in cross-institutional gatherings. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Aug 21, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Catch: A Simulation Game for Teaching About Renewable Natural Resource Management

This post-conference, half-day workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 18, presents a game focused on resource management. Catch is a face-to-face systems dynamic simulation game that responds to the need for new, core-competency based pedagogical resources for teaching about the challenges of transformative change and the forms of learning that are necessary to meet the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. In this session, presenters will introduce Catch, play a full game, debrief and discuss game management so that attendees are fully prepared use Catch on their own campuses. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Beyond Sustainability: Becoming Fully Human in the 21st Century

This post-conference, full-day workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 18, aims to give teachers and instructors information to launch a course called Awaken 101. Awaken 101 invites students to experience college as a hero's journey for the purpose of discovering meaning and purpose in their life. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017

Keep It Cool Student Campaign

Keep It Cool is a national campaign mobilizing students to help help retailers save energy. Students from campuses around the country can participate by identifying retailers that keep their front doors open. Campaign organizers will educate retailers who allow energy to escape through their open doors and will recognize shops that “Keep It Cool” with closed doors.
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum UMACS Faculty Workshop

This Upper Mid-West Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) pre-conference workshop will give participants tools to design a new sustainability-focused course, and/or redesign an existing course, course unit or assignment. The workshop will introduce key sustainability concepts, pedagogical approaches (e.g., integrating service learning & “campus as a living laboratory” projects), and strategies for transforming departmental or campus curriculum. Participants will be paired with discipline-specific mentors to support course and curriculum development both during and after the event. The deadline to register is Sept. 15.
  • Posted Aug 11, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Sustainability & Behavior Change Certificate

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate through the University of California San Diego Extension. The new certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change provides an online setting for an advanced educational training in conservation psychology, behavior change strategies and community engagement tools.
  • Posted Aug 11, 2017

Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use

AASHE invites applications from institutions to join a cohort of 10 to 12 AASHE members that will receive in-depth training, guidance and tools to implement a behavior-based paper saving program on their campus. Representatives of these institutions will participate in a day-long, in-person training at the 2017 AASHE Conference and Expo. Participants will receive ongoing support over the course of the upcoming academic year to refine, implement and evaluate their paper saving campaigns. Applications are due by August 18.
  • Posted Aug 11, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainable Business Courseware

Sustainable Business Consulting offers AASHE members a 25 percent discount on Sustainable Business Courseware including individual modules, entire courses or full certificates. The discount expires expires Dec. 1.
  • Posted Aug 8, 2017

Registration Ends Soon: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Southern Illinois U Edwardsville

The upcoming workshop on Aug. 14 will explore how to meaningfully infuse the integrated concept of sustainability into the classroom. Hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the workshop offers participants the chance to develop a new course or modify an existing course to incorporate sustainability. The deadline to register is Aug. 9. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 13 AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Aug 3, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 20% Off Washington/Oregon Sustainability Conference

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening Feb. 6-8 at Portland State University, is a platform for empowering and inspiring change, and facilitating action, sharing and collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Through facilitated sessions and networking opportunities, participants will be empowered to advance environmental performance at Washington and Oregon state institutions of higher education and support regional policy goals and initiatives. AASHE members can attend WOHESC for 20 percent off. The discount expires Jan. 12.
  • Posted Aug 3, 2017

AASHE Member Discount on Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership in the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon the endowment asset size. The discount offer expires Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Southern Illinois U Edwardsville

The upcoming workshop on Aug. 14 will explore how to meaningfully infuse the integrated concept of sustainability into the classroom. Hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the workshop offers participants the chance to develop a new course or modify an existing course to incorporate sustainability. The deadline to register is Aug. 9. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 13 AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2017

SustainUS Fall 2017 World Bank Delegation Call for Applications

SustainUS invites applications to be part of a delegation of 15-20 young people that will attend the World Bank annual meetings from Oct. 9-15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. In partnership with civil society organizations, the SustainUS delegation aims to influence the World Bank Group to change its policies on climate change and equitable distribution of development finance. Applications are due Aug. 8.

Solar Energy Photo Contest

The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is looking for solar energy technology photos from across the U.S. The Hit Me with Your SunShot photo contest will award solar photographers with $2,500 in cash prizes, including a $500 grand prize, and the winning photographs will be featured by the Department of Energy.
  • Posted Jul 24, 2017

Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use

AASHE invites applications from institutions to join a cohort of 10 to 12 AASHE members that will receive in-depth training, guidance and tools to implement a behavior-based paper saving program on their campus. Representatives of these institutions will participate in a day-long, in-person training at the 2017 AASHE Conference and Expo. Participants will receive ongoing support over the course of the upcoming academic year to refine, implement and evaluate their paper saving campaigns. Applications are due by August 18.
  • Posted Jul 20, 2017

Construction Waste Recycling Management​ ​Survey

The Johns Hopkins University Sustainability and Recycling and the Design and Construction departments are conducting research on construction waste generation, tracking and diversion on campus. The survey seeks to understand how higher education institutions approach construction waste management and the stakeholders involved. Survey participants will receive the survey results.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2017

Climate Change Theatre Action 2017

Climate Change Theatre Action, a collaboration between York University and partners, invites people to host readings or short plays about climate change in support of the 2017 United Nations COP23 meeting. Those that sign up will present an event between Oct. 1 and Nov. 18, 2017, that addresses an aspect of climate change. Event organizers will provide a collection of 50 short plays to choose from, resources, and organizational and marketing support.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2017

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Webinar Series

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge offers complimentary webinars covering a broad range of topics to help campuses increase democratic engagement and student voting rates. National experts share knowledge and resources with participants on a monthly basis. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed at a later date and time.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2017

AASHE Mentorship Program: Call for Applications

In response to member requests for increased knowledge exchange between campus sustainability practitioners, AASHE is inviting applications into its new Mentorship Program until Aug. 4. This program connects sustainability staff and faculty with peers to share knowledge, collaborate on projects and advance the field of higher education sustainability in general. Participants can expect a semi-structured process to facilitate ongoing collaboration between mentors and mentees, who will be matched based on desired goals, relevant experience and overall expertise. Apply by Aug. 4 to mentor a colleague and/or get support from a peer.
  • Posted Jul 14, 2017

Call for Applications: Bicycle Friendly University

The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. The program evaluates applicants’ efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation/planning. The deadline to apply is Aug. 10.
  • Posted Jul 10, 2017

Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education Online Course

This online course is for higher education professionals who are currently working or interested in issues of diversity, equity and inclusion on college campuses. Some objectives of the course are to understand the historical narrative of institutions and institutional structures that have created instances of inclusion and exclusion in colleges and universities, and being able to describe how transformational leadership is enacted for diversity, equity, and inclusion in a complex and contested environment.
  • Posted Jul 3, 2017

Call for Proposals: Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2018

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is currently accepting proposals for speakers, sessions and case studies around the theme of Equity & Diversity: Planning for Equitable Actions through Climate Resilience. The event is scheduled to take place Feb. 6-8, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The aim of WOHESC is to enliven the role of higher education in the future of Washington and Oregon and the role students play in a future world. The deadline for submission is July 17.
  • Posted Jul 2, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off Sustainability Certification Through ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) offers students, faculty and staff from AASHE-member schools a $100 discount on the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. The program is designed to recognize the knowledge, skills and abilities of those in the sustainability field, including students with knowledge of core sustainability concepts.
  • Posted Jul 2, 2017

AASHE Member Discount Expires Soon: Complimentary Access to ACCO Training Resources

AASHE members can receive complimentary trial access to a subset of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) online training resources that address challenges related to climate change and sustainable energy. ACCO will provide up to three individual accounts on its online training portal to each institution. The offer expires June 30.
  • Posted Jun 26, 2017

Academia United on Climate Change Letter

Academia United on Climate Change is a sign-on letter open to all members of the academic community that encourages the leaders of U.S. colleges and universities to work together and with other coalitions in leading the U.S. effort to combat global climate change. The letter will be delivered to the leadership of colleges and universities nationwide.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2017

Global Climate Change Week 2017

Global Climate Change Week (GCCW), scheduled for Oct. 9-15, aims to encourage academic communities in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities and policy makers on climate change action and solutions. GCCW provides an open-ended framework for voluntary activities aimed at raising awareness, inspiring behavior change and driving political transformation in relation to climate policy.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Online Workshop from Moraine Valley CC

This online event, organized by Moraine Valley Community College in partnership with AASHE, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse issues of sustainability (ecological stability, social equity and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Sustainability issues cross all disciplines, thus the intent of this course is to identify those areas of intersection. Solutions to real-world sustainability problems will be explored. Three graduate credits are available to participants through Aurora University. Participants must have earned a bachelor's degree in order to receive graduate credits. The deadline to register is June 25. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2017

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo

Registration is open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, happening Oct. 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. Themed "Stronger in Solidarity," sessions will highlight how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all. Participants will have access to effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions which advance sustainability in higher education institutions and surrounding communities. Rates increase on Aug. 1.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2017

CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship

The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) Young Investigator Scholarship, for $2,500, focuses on supporting undergraduate through Ph.D. students conducting research and education in the fields of composting and compost use. The application deadline is June 30.
  • Posted Jun 13, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: $25 Off Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) Membership

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a non-profit membership organization for executives and officials in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO’s mission is to define, develop and support the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. AASHE members can now receive $25 off an individual ACCO membership. The discount expires June 30.
  • Posted Jun 11, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Sustainability & Behavior Change Certificate

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate through the University of California San Diego Extension. The new certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change provides an online setting for an advanced educational training in conservation psychology, behavior change strategies and community engagement tools.
  • Posted Jun 11, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: Complimentary Access to ACCO Training Resources

AASHE members receive complimentary trial access to a subset of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) online training resources that can help address challenges related to climate change and sustainable energy. ACCO will provide up to three individual accounts on its online training portal to each institution. The offer expires June 30.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement

This joint statement from leaders of 125 cities, 183 colleges and universities, nine states, and 902 businesses and investors declares a shared intent continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions despite the Trump administration's position on climate change and its recent decision to back out of the Paris Agreement. Senior college and university leaders can still participate.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Workshop at U California Santa Barbara

This workshop, happening June 26 in Santa Barbara, California, will provide peer-to-peer support for faculty who wish to add sustainability or climate change education to an existing course. Discussion and brainstorming will center on pedagogical approaches and resources. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The University of California is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

National Recycling Coalition 2017 Awards Call for Nominations

The National Recycling Coalition is accepting nominations through 5 p.m. Eastern on June 30 for outstanding higher education programs. The Outstanding Higher Education Program award will go to a college or university with an exceptional program in recycling or connecting higher education and the industry in the areas such as degrees and career services.

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off ACCO Climate Change Professional (CC-P) Credential

AASHE members are eligible to receive a $100 discount on the Climate Change Professional (CC-P) credential offered by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO). ACCO is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to define, develop and support the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. The discount expires June 30.
  • Posted May 25, 2017

Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop: 4 Days Left to Register

June 2 is the registration deadline for this workshop for faculty, administrators and staff of all disciplines who wish to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. The format will include opportunities for participants to bring forward topics from their own experiences to inform the discussion and gain insight from the perspectives of the presenters as well as fellow participants. The workshop is happening June 28–30 at University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment.
  • Posted May 24, 2017

Supporting Sustainability on Campus With a Library Action Plan for Engagement

This online course, offered June 5-30, will use a reflective process, readings, exercises and participation in a discussion forum to support the role of the academic librarian in the sustainability movement. The instructors will offer individual feedback to participants as they craft an action plan that matches the needs of their library and institution.
  • Posted May 22, 2017

Campus Compact Request for Proposals: Funding for Positive Engagement

Campus Compact's Fund for Positive Engagement if offering mini-grants of $5,000 to campuses to support small-scale, short-term experiments that it hopes will reveal practices that contribute to the development and documentation of interventions to build strong and diverse communities on and off campus. Those wanting to learn more have the option to participate in a May 22 or June 1 informational webinar. Proposals are due by July 14.
  • Posted May 22, 2017

Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum

This abbreviated workshop, happening June 2 at Harris-Stowe State University in collaboration with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will explore how educators can meaningfully integrate sustainability into their classrooms. Participants will receive information that facilitate efforts to infuse sustainability into their own curriculum. Participants will also have opportunities to extend research and teaching across disciplines and create new networks with colleagues from around the region. The deadline to register is May 31. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers' workshops to find an event to attend.

Teaching Business and Human Rights Survey

This survey aims to map the current state of university instruction on the subject of business and human rights issues and related corporate responsibility topics with an explicit human rights dimension. It will do so by identifying where (country, institution, discipline) and in what fashion business and human rights has been integrated into university curricula and academic activities. This online survey is a joint effort of the Principles for Responsible Management Education Working Group on Business and Human Rights, and the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum. The deadline to contribute is June 15.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: $25 Off Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) Membership

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a non-profit membership organization for executives and officials in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO’s mission is to define, develop and support the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. AASHE members can now receive $25 off an individual ACCO membership. Discount expires June 30, 2017.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum Workshop

Indigenous faculty members and knowledge holders will gather with faculty who are focused on sustainability education to discuss the synergies between indigenous teachings and sustainability goals. Held at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, on June 15, the day will involve exploring the synergies between these models and sustainability curriculum activities such as sustainability learning outcomes, applied student sustainability projects and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The deadline to register is June 5. Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers' workshops to find an event to attend.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo Registration & Schedule

Registration is open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, happening Oct. 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. With the theme "Stronger in Solidarity," sessions will discuss how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all. Registering now through May 31 offers the best rate on registration. View the full schedule and consider registering before May 31.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Global Survey on Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

The aim of this survey is to better understand the challenges and solutions business and management educators around the world face as they seek to include the issue of poverty and inequality into business school curricula, modules, programs and courses. As such, it aims to understand progress made since a 2012 survey on responsible management, and explore the topic of responsible management education in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The survey is being conducted by Principles for Responsible Management Education. The deadline to contribute is June 9.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative

Leaders of higher education institutions are invited to endorse a letter calling on elected representatives to put a price on carbon. Putting a price on carbon can act as a catalyst to greenhouse gas emissions reductions and a transition to a clean energy economy. To date, over 30 college and university presidents have signed on. On Wednesday, May 17, organizers of the initiative are hosting a Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative conference call from 1-2:00 p.m. Eastern for anyone interested in learning more about carbon pricing, the initiative and how to get presidents onboard.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Second Nature 2017 Climate Leadership Award Nominations

The 8th annual Climate Leadership Awards invite applications from signatory campuses of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. These awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience. Nominees will be considered based on their commitment to climate neutrality, curriculum integration, partnerships and innovative leadership. Second Nature offers these awards in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Applications are due no later than May 26.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration Open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo

The 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Stronger in Solidarity,” in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 15-18, will bring together 2,000+ sustainability champions from around the world to share ideas and be inspired. Register before May 31 to take advantage of early bird prices.
  • Posted May 15, 2017