Opportunities

New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network Mentorship Program

Applications are being accepted for a six-month pilot mentorship program that is designed to link food service professionals with specialists that can help source local and regional products. Mentee applications are due by Dec. 22.
  • Posted Dec 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. The discount expires Feb. 28.
  • Posted Dec 11, 2017

Calls for Student Posters: Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Intermountain Sustainability Summit organizers invite students to submit posters for the ninth annual conference happening March 1-2, at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Posters related to sustainability under the categories of graduate/undergraduate research, green design, education and community engagement, creative arts and humanities, and/or sustainability in action are due Feb. 5. Students whose posters are selected will receive complimentary admission and are entered to win prizes.

Photovoltaic Development for Institutions Online Course

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is offering Second Nature implementation liaisons and other campus contacts in the Climate Leadership Network the opportunity to apply for an eight-week online course that guides campuses through the creation and implementation of solar photovoltaic plans. A pilot of the course is free to higher education institutions for the January 2018 cohort. Applications are due by Dec. 15.
  • Posted Dec 4, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership in the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The offer expires Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2017

Request for Information: Energy Dept Collegiate Wind Competition

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) requests feedback about the Collegiate Wind Competition. The objective of the inquiry is to ensure that the event is effectively meeting its objectives of increasing student interest in wind energy, expanding wind-focused university programs, and meeting industry workforce needs. Responses must be received by Jan. 10.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2017

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference Partnership

Fair Trade Campaigns is accepting partners for their national conference, happening March 23-25, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Any campus that commits to financially supporting five or more students to attend the conference will be recognized through various promotional and advertising schemes.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2017

ISCN 2018: Call for Abstracts

Abstracts that include topics related to any aspect of sustainability and higher education institutions are being accepted to the 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference, themed Sustainable Development: Acting With Purpose. The 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference will be held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, June 11-13, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. Abstracts are due by Dec. 15.
  • Posted Nov 20, 2017

International Study on Sustainable Procurement at Universities

The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Program and World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Center invite responses on an international study on sustainable procurement among universities. The study attempts to understand the extent to which sustainable procurement is currently being considered or practiced by universities around the world.

Fulcrum Awards

The Fulcrum Awards aims to recognize excellence in the design, construction, planning and advocacy communities that highlights groundbreaking work toward a resilient future. Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2017

The Educators' Challenge

The Educators' Challenge aims to encourage the development of innovative approaches that engage students and broader audiences in discussions on better frameworks for continued ideation and discussion on how we can better address the greatest challenges of our time. Ten prizes of $5,000 will be awarded to the most creative and effective proposals progressing pedagogy and audience engagement.The deadline for submissions is June 30.
  • Posted Nov 13, 2017

Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research & Innovation Conference Call for Abstracts

The Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation project invites abstracts representing practices, projects, programs and initiatives that demonstrate the application of responsible research and innovation in higher education, specifically those that put a spotlight on activities designed to integrate more democratic governance in research and innovation with an emphasis on positive societal impacts. Abstracts are due Nov. 30.
  • Posted Nov 13, 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 Nov 10, 2017

20% Off Full Access AASHE STARS Subscription

Higher education institutions that haven’t earned a rating under the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) in the past five years can sign up between now and Dec. 31 to get 20 percent off a full access subscription. To see if your institution qualifies, click on the institution in this list. Any previous reports will be listed on the Summary Tab.
  • Posted Nov 10, 2017

College & University Green Power Challenge

Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership will track and rank U.S. collegiate athletic conferences based on combined green power usage. The program includes any collegiate athletic conference in the U.S. with at least two U.S. EPA Green Power Partners and an aggregate green power purchase of at least 10 million kilowatt-hours.
  • Posted Nov 6, 2017

2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference Call for Abstracts

The theme of the 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference is Sustainable Development: Acting with Purpose. The conference is scheduled for June 11-13, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. Abstracts are due Dec. 15.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2017

Farm Forward Leadership Circle

Farm Forward is accepting applications to join its Leadership Circle, which are universities, businesses and restaurants that leverage buying power to change the way animals are raised for food. Once a member of the Leadership Circle, Farm Forward helps institutions align their supply chains with their values by providing a comprehensive set of tools and hands-on consulting.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017

World Sustainability Award & Emerging Sustainability Leader Award

Both awards encourage new initiatives and developments in sustainability with the goal of recognizing those who have made an outstanding academic or societal contribution to sustainability. The World Sustainability Award will be granted to individual researchers or research teams, while the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award will be granted to an individual researcher.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017

MAXQDA Research Grants

MAXQDA, a software solution that facilitates and supports qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research projects, is offering students a $1,200 grant, created to give financial support and methodological training to student researchers whose fieldwork aims to study, bring awareness or contribute to empowerment initiatives in the Global South. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 15.
  • Posted Oct 30, 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. The discount expires Feb. 28.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017

2018 Newman Civic Fellowship Nomination Cycle

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes community-committed students who engage in collaborative action to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. Nominations are due by Feb. 1.

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 Oct 23, 2017

Call for Papers: Scientific Conference on Sustainable Tourism

The purpose of this conference is to examine the role of sustainability in the development and commercialization of tourism and aims to integrate sustainable development into the production of tourism services and products. Researchers are invited to submit empirical, methodological and conceptual papers that focus on topics related to the implementation of creative tourism related to sustainable development. Abstracts are due Nov. 1.
  • Posted Oct 23, 2017

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

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening Feb. 6-8, 2018 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 Oct 9, 2017

Last Call: AASHE Governance Call for Applications

Less than two weeks remain to submit an application for a position on one of AASHE’s governance committees. Any person from an AASHE member organization is eligible to apply for a position on its Board of Directors, Advisory Council or STARS Steering Committee. Applications are due on Oct. 23.

PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund

Any college or university that has a direct or indirect contract or a direct agreement to sell PepsiCo products can apply for up to $10,000 in funding for sustainability projects. Proposals will be judged based on the following criteria: environmental impact; social impact; desirability, feasibility and longevity; ingenuity; and cost effectiveness. Proposals will be accepted through Dec. 19.

AASHE Call for Webinar Proposals: Deadline Oct. 27

Submit a proposal for the chance to boost your resume, demonstrate thought leadership and share your ideas with other higher education sustainability practitioners. The AASHE Call for Webinar Proposals period is open until Oct. 27.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2017

ACE Diversity Leadership Awards Nominations

The American Council on Education is accepting nominations for three ACE awards honoring individuals or programs that work to diversify the ranks of higher education leadership. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 13
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

EcoCareers 2018 Call for Proposals

National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders Program is accepting 45-minute presentation proposals for the second annual EcoCareers Conference, held online Feb. 21-22, 2018. The EcoCareers Conference 2017 aims to prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers.
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership in the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The discount offer expires Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

AASHE STARS and Organizational Learning Survey

AASHE STARS liaisons and other STARS users are invited to participate in a new study by Smith College on STARS and organizational learning. The aim of the study is to assess the impacts of STARS across the U.S. and Canada. Survey participants will answer questions about institutional characteristics and history of campus sustainability on their campus, learning at their institution in general, and campus sustainability and STARS on their campus. Completion of this online survey is estimated to take less than 20 minutes. Respondents can enter to win a complimentary registration pass to the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo.
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at the University of South Carolina

This workshop will explore how educators can utilize their unique role to inspire, inform and train today’s students to become tomorrow’s sustainability champions. Intended to support faculty of all disciplines and levels of familiarity with sustainability, this workshop will provide hands-on activities, case studies and examples of how developing sustainability curriculum can transform challenges faced by today’s environment, local economies and society. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15. The University of South Carolina is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

Campus Sustainability Month

Campus Sustainability Month, sponsored by Colgate, is happening this month and is focused on water conservation. AASHE is encouraging higher education stakeholders to join the #EveryDropCounts movement. A variety of other engagement opportunities are available, including a discounted movie screening offer, Project Green Challenge and Global Climate Change Week.
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

Film Screening Opportunity: 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'

National Wildlife Federation has partnered up to offer schools a chance to host a screening on Oct. 26 of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, followed by an exclusive 30-minute live-stream Q&A with Al Gore. Participating schools will receive, among other benefits, a curriculum and discussion guide created in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, a screening toolkit, and a one-year streaming subscription for An Inconvenient Sequel. National Wildlife Federation schools and partners receive a 25 percent discount using the code NWF1026.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2017

PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund

Applications are open for the Zero Impact Fund, which offers up to $10,000 to start an impactful sustainability program on campus. Any college or university that has a direct or indirect contract or a direct agreement to sell PepsiCo products can apply. Proposals and applications should focus on creating environmental, economic and/or social impacts that support the school's zero-impact journey. The deadline to apply is Dec. 19.

Net Impact Food Solutions Challenge

The Food Solutions Challenge by Net Impact invites students to host an event to raise awareness and generate solutions about food loss, meaning food that never makes it to the consumer. Net Impact will provide students with resources to hold the event. Teams will submit solutions to Net Impact for a chance to travel to a paid capstone event to sharpen design thinking skills and refine their solutions. The top team will win $5,000. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15.
  • Posted Sep 25, 2017

Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals

Interested parties may submit a paper for the 2018 Symposium on Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals, April 11, 2018, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University (U.K.). The event will focus on integrating, promoting and catalyzing higher education institutions in the global efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. The deadline to submit an abstract is Sept. 30.
  • Posted Sep 25, 2017

NWF EcoLeaders Partnership

The National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Program is offering a new institutional membership opportunity, EcoLeader Campus Partners. Among other things, participating institutions receive discount on EcoLeader Certification for their students; free registration to the annual EcoCareers conference for students, faculty and staff; and free access to the EcoLeader career planning. Colleges and universities that sign up to be an EcoLeader Campus Partner by Oct. 31 will receive a $250 discount on an AASHE STARS subscription (new STARS subscribers only).
  • Posted Sep 25, 2017

AASHE STARS and Organizational Learning Survey

AASHE STARS liaisons and other STARS users are invited to participate in a new study by Smith College on STARS and organizational learning. The aim of the study is to assess the impacts of STARS across the U.S. and Canada. Survey participants will answer questions about institutional characteristics and history of campus sustainability on their campus, learning at their institution in general, and campus sustainability and STARS on their campus. Completion of this online survey is estimated to take less than 20 minutes. Respondents can enter to win a complimentary registration pass to the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo.
  • Posted Sep 25, 2017

AASHE Governance Call for Applications

AASHE seeks interested candidates to serve on its Board of Directors, Advisory Council and STARS Steering Committee that will help inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation. These groups bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify the opportunities and challenges facing sustainability in higher education. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 23.
  • Posted Sep 25, 2017

2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge

Registration is open for the 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge, a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at home football games. Open to college football games of all divisions and conferences, the competition aims to increase awareness of sustainability and recycling on campus, create student engagement and draw a connection between athletics and sustainability.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at the University of South Carolina

This workshop will explore how educators can utilize their unique role to inspire, inform and train today’s students to become tomorrow’s sustainability champions. Intended to support faculty of all disciplines and levels of familiarity with sustainability, this workshop will provide hands-on activities, case studies and examples of how developing sustainability curriculum can transform challenges faced by today’s environment, local economies and society. The deadline is Oct. 15. The University of South Carolina is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Sep 18, 2017

Call for Proposals: AASHE 2018 Webinar Series

AASHE invites webinar proposals for 2018. Proposals at any level on topics of interest to AASHE’s diverse membership are welcome. Deadline to submit is Oct. 27.
  • Posted Sep 15, 2017

Sponsor-A-Hive Bee Partnership

Open to universities and colleges in the U.S., the Sponsor-A-Hive program, hosted by The Honeybee Conservancy, provides free bees and equipment to help schools safely set up, maintain and observe on-site bee sanctuaries. The deadline to apply to sponsor a hive is Oct. 31.
  • Posted Sep 13, 2017

Campus Sustainability Month Movie Screening Opportunity

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. As part of the celebration, AASHE and Bullfrog Films are offering institutions the opportunity to screen one of four movies in October for the discounted rate of $85 (normally $100+) or purchase the DVD with a 15 percent discount.
  • Posted Sep 13, 2017

Green Ambassador Student Volunteer Recruitment for Recycle Rocks Initiative

The Love Hope Strength Foundation is recruiting student volunteers for their Green Ambassador program, part of the Recycle Rocks Fall 2017 campaign at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. Volunteers will help concert-goers divert their waste from the landfill by helping them place the material in the proper collection bins. All volunteers will be given a voucher for a future concert ticket.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

The Campus RainWorks Challenge seeks to engage undergraduate and graduate students to foster a dialogue about responsible stormwater management and showcase the environmental, economic and social benefits of green infrastructure practices. Student teams will design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus that effectively manages stormwater pollution while benefitting the campus community and the environment. Entries are due by Dec. 15.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

Energy Dept Race to Zero Student Design Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition challenges collegiate teams to apply building science principles to create cost-effective, market-ready designs that meet DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program requirements. Interested teams must complete and submit the team application by Nov. 7.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Senior Leadership Summit: Positioning Sustainability as Your Ultimate Innovation and Strategy Driver

This post-conference all-day workshop is an intensive professional development opportunity for senior leaders and their teams to accelerate their sustainability leadership impact by increasing the flow and adoption of new ideas in their organizations. Sustainability professionals can attend along with a senior leader. This unique senior leadership session will introduces content that has been validated through senior leadership programs offered through Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, Sustainable Brands, Greenbuild, AASHE and more. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Carbon Pricing & Higher Education

This post-conference all-day workshop will examine different models for internal carbon pricing, including models adopted by Swarthmore College, Vassar College and Yale University. Speakers will cover revenue neutral prices, i.e., prices that generate funds for sustainability and incorporate shadow prices on GHG emissions into life cycle cost analysis. Building campus support and buy-in for carbon pricing will be discussed, as well as how carbon pricing can be used as an educational tool. Attendees will be supported in developing a plan to explore carbon pricing at their home institution. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017