Opportunities

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

In collaboration with the AASHE, Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, May 22-24 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Valley & Ridge brings together faculty members from all academic disciplines to work collaboratively to introduce and enhance sustainability content in new and existing courses across the curriculum. Faculty that are thinking about integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into their undergraduate teaching are encouraged to apply no later than March 31. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 20, 2017

ISCN 2017 Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards

The International Sustainable Campus Network invites submissions for projects that demonstrate how the environmental, social and economic issues of our time provide opportunities for university administrations and faculty alike to improve campus infrastructures and recognize opportunities to integrate them into their research and learning activities. Applications are due by March 3.
  • Posted Feb 17, 2017

2017 Newman Civic Fellowship Nomination Cycle

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Nominations are due by March 3.
  • Posted Feb 14, 2017

SPLC Summit 2017 Volunteer Application to Attend for Free

Students interested in learning about the sustainable purchasing movement can register for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's 2017 Summit for free in exchange for volunteering for eight hours or two four-to-six hour shifts. The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's annual conference is May 8-10 in Denver, Colorado. The application deadline is April 1.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy Sustainability Leadership Workshop

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 spring Campus-to-Congress Sustainability Leadership Workshop for undergraduate and recent graduates that will focus on key leadership skill development: vision, courage, developing a network, storytelling and raising funds. The workshop is at Bard College from March 3-5.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

2016-2017 Prizes in Higher Education Policy Research

The International Association of Universities and COPERNICUS Alliance are holding an essay competition themed on higher education and research for sustainable development. The research-based essays may take the form of an analytical case study, an analysis of trends, provide an overview of relevant policies or offer the results of impact assessment. Abstracts are due no later than Feb. 28.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

Earth Optimism Student Video Competition

The Smithsonian Institution invites undergraduate and graduate students to share a success story that involves them personally or highlights a story that needs to be told through a compelling two-minute video. The theme of the competition is Conservation Success. The student with the best video, as selected by a panel of judges, will receive $1,000. Up to three winners will receive funding to attend the three-day Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C., April 21-23. The deadline to submit is March 3.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

The Witnessing Change Video Competition

The Witnessing Change Video Competition invites student documentarians to record the impacts of climate change happening in their own communities, and to use their work to inform the public. The videos should highlight the emotional and financial costs of climate change. Due to additional grant support, the fee for the 2016/2017 competition has been waived for all applicants. Submissions are due May 1.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

The Sustainability Professionals Retreat, hosted by AASHE near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from June 19-22, is designed to encourage professional growth and build targeted skills in facilitation, meeting design, organizational design, governance, idea flow, senior leadership engagement and decision-making. Facilitated by Leith Sharp, from Harvard University, and Aurora Winslade, from Swarthmore College, this three-day retreat will allow for creative and open-ended discussions. The deadline to apply is April 14.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

Deadline Extension for AASHE 2017 Call for Proposals & Reviewers

Proposals for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo will be accepted until Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Accepted presenters have the opportunity to showcase their work and advance their position as a thought leader in the higher education campus sustainability movement. All accepted presenters receive a discount applicable to conference registration. Volunteers are needed to review abstracts and need to sign up by Feb. 19.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

On-Campus Solar Project Support Through Green Gigawatt Partnership

Five AASHE-member campuses will be selected to receive integrated on-site solar advisory services from the Green Gigawatt Partnership, including site screening, stakeholder education, RFP development and contract negotiation support. The Green Gigawatt Partnership is designed to help the higher education sector catalyze at least one gigawatt of new renewable energy by the year 2020. The application deadline is March 17.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2017

UNESCO-Japan 2017 Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO is seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Endowed with a total of $150,000 to be divided between three recipients, the prize aims to honor and showcase outstanding education for sustainable development projects and programs worldwide. Submissions are due by May 2.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2017

AASHE Conference & Expo Abstract Deadline Feb. 13

The last day to submit a proposal and sign up to be a reviewer for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Stronger in Solidarity”, is Feb. 13. Held in San Antonio, Texas, from Oct. 15-18, the conference will focus on how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainability Culture Indicator Survey

Through April 26, AASHE members can receive a 25 percent discount on the Sustainability Culture Indicator, a ready-made online survey for measuring key elements of sustainability in organizational culture.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2017

EPA Green Power Leadership Awards

The annual Green Power Leadership Awards, hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are competitive awards that recognize the leading actions of organizations, programs and individuals that significantly advance the development of green power sources. The awards application period will be open from Jan. 26 through March 24. The EPA is hosting an awards overview webinar on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses

Abstracts are being accepted for the Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses, being held Sept. 17-19 at University of São Paulo, in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference theme is "Campuses as living labs for connecting the nexus energy, climate and sustainable development". Abstracts are due on Feb. 25.
  • Posted Jan 30, 2017

Princeton Review & Sierra Magazine Reporting Deadline: March 3, 2017

AASHE is continuing its collaboration with the Princeton Review and Sierra magazine to reduce the data collection and reporting burden for members. Campuses wishing to earn a Princeton Review Green rating and a Sierra Cool Schools ranking can submit data by March 3 through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Reporting Tool.
  • Posted Jan 30, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize for Sustainable Development

A group of teachers and practitioners of Ecological Economics invite nominations for "Sustainable Development" as the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Organizers propose that the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to The Club of Rome, Herman Daly and Pope Francis for their roles in the advent, creation of guiding principles and institutions, and refocusing society’s attention on the urgent need for sustainable development. Nominations from qualified individuals are being accepted through Feb. 1. Nominations that are sent after Feb. 1 will be accepted into the 2018 prize.

Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

The Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey is a biennial survey conducted by AASHE that seeks to understand the continuously growing career field of sustainability professionals in higher education. A follow-up report will be published in late 2017 that summarizes the results. The deadline to complete the survey is March 3.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2017

2017 Green Schools Conference & Expo

Registration is open for the 2017 Green Schools Conference & Expo taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-22. The conference offers the opportunity for higher education leaders in sustainability to join industry leaders, educators and green building professionals to share ideas, network, and learn about leading research in green schools.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2017

2017 RecycleMania Sign-Ups Open

Interested parties can now sign up to participate in RecycleMania, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges across the U.S. and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are then ranked in various categories based on most recycling on a per capita basis, best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, and amount of combined trash and recycling. Full registration in the competition must be completed by Feb. 3.
  • Posted Jan 23, 2017

2017 AASHE Sustainability Award Winner Webinar Series

AASHE's first webinar series of 2017 will take a deeper look into the winning submissions from the 2016 AASHE Sustainability Awards. In an effort to share best practices and nuanced strategies of what makes these institutions and individuals winners, each webinar will look more closely at the approaches used to affect institutional change, demonstrate student leadership and advance campus sustainability research. The first webinar, Developing Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Strategies Through Student Research, featuring students from the University of Houston and University of Michigan, is Feb. 15.
  • Posted Jan 23, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: International Society of Sustainability Professionals Exams & Resources

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE higher education institutions are eligible for a $100 discount off the regular non-member price on sustainability professional certification exams, study materials and courses.
  • Posted Jan 10, 2017

Call for Abstracts: Ninth Annual World Environmental Education Congress

Abstracts are now being accepted for the ninth annual World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), held in Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 9-15, 2017. WEEC is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. The 2017 conference's theme is culture/environment. Abstracts are due by March 31.
  • Posted Jan 9, 2017

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo: Call for Reviewers

Reviewers are needed to ensure a conference program that includes a well-balanced mix of high-quality sessions that meet the diverse interests of attendees. Based on a predetermined set of criteria, reviewers will assess conference abstract submissions for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo. All reviewers examine roughly 25 proposals using a quantitative scale on topics in which they offer a high level of expertise. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 15.
  • Posted Jan 9, 2017

Course on Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement

This online, asynchronous course, offered Jan. 2-27, will focus on the role of the academic librarian in the sustainability movement. Through a reflective process, readings, exercises and participation in a discussion forum, participants will create an action plan that matches the needs of their library and institution. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017

APPA Facilities Manager: Call for Article Submissions

The March/April 2017 issue of APPA’s Facilities Manager will highlight innovative sustainability programs and services from colleges and universities. Articles should be 200 words in length and include the author's name, title, affiliation and email. Articles may include one photo submission, which should be high resolution. Materials can be sent to steve@appa.org. Deadline for articles and photos is Jan. 16.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017

Call for Proposals: 2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

Proposals for the seventh annual Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit are being accepted. The Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit is seeking presentations that model innovative, novel approaches to ways that athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Conference organizers aim to go beyond the basics by encouraging more meaningful conversations around behavior change, innovation and social sustainability. Deadline to submit is Jan. 6.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainability Culture Indicator Survey

Through April 26, AASHE members can receive a 25 percent discount on the Sustainability Culture Indicator, a ready-made online survey for measuring key elements of sustainability in organizational culture.
  • Posted Dec 19, 2016

AASHE Member Discount Ends Dec. 31: 30% Off Island Press Books

Through Dec. 31, AASHE members can receive 30 percent off all Island Press books including titles about sustainable urban planning and design, environmental conservation and ecosystems management.
  • Posted Dec 19, 2016

'Case Studies in the Environment' Call for Manuscripts

Case Studies in the Environment is a journal for peer-reviewed case study articles with slides and teaching notes, and articles on case study pedagogy. The journal aims to inform students, faculty and educators on case studies and best practices in environmental sciences and studies.
  • Posted Dec 19, 2016

AESS 2017 Conference Call for Proposals

The ninth annual Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Conference will be held June 21-24 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. AESS is accepting proposals for individual paper and poster presentations, and proposals for full panels, workshops, discussion symposia and mealtime roundtables. The conference theme, Environment, Wellness and Community, will allow AESS to showcase its interdisciplinary strengths on this vitally important topic, including such issues as problem-solving through multi-disciplinary data and analysis, multiple perspectives, team building and collaborations, and future-oriented teaching across disciplines. Submissions are due by Jan. 27.
  • Posted Dec 19, 2016

Call for Presentations: Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2017 Summit

Presentations are being accepted now through Jan. 15 for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's 2017 Summit happening in Denver, Colorado, May 8-10. With a variety of presentations types, desired themes include sustainable purchasing programs, product sustainability, supplier sustainability, impact, and policy and regulatory affairs.

NWEI Campus EcoChallenge

The Campus EcoChallenge, offered by Northwest Earth Institute, is a platform for campuses or classes to engage in sustainability challenges over a two week window. Challengers can set their own two-week window between the period of January and June 2017. Challenges, which can complement syllabi and/or campus-wide initiatives, include but are not limited to energy, waste, transportation, food, water and community engagement.
  • Posted Dec 19, 2016

SPLC Leadership & Case Study Awards

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is accepting applications for its annual awards program, which recognizes public and private sector organizations for leveraging their purchasing power to advance the long-term health and vitality of society, economies and the planet. Submissions are due March 10.
  • Posted Dec 12, 2016

NCSE 2017: Integrating Environment and Health

The National Council for Science and the Environment is holding its National Conference and Global Forum on Integrating Environment and Health this Jan. 24-26, in Washington, D.C. The NCSE conference will address the critical, complex and interconnected issues of environment and health. AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount off a three-day registration. Enter the code AASHE2017 when registering for the conference.
  • Posted Dec 12, 2016

Letter to President-Elect from Higher Education Leaders on Climate Action

Collaboratively developed by a diverse group of higher education institutions and Second Nature, an open letter to the incoming President and members of Congress asks for participation in international climate efforts, support for climate research and investment in climate solutions. Any institution of higher education can add their name to the letter to be included in the national release of this letter. The deadline to add signatures to the letter has been extended to Dec. 19.
  • Posted Dec 12, 2016

Princeton Review & Sierra Magazine Reporting Deadline: March 3, 2017

AASHE is continuing its collaboration with the Princeton Review and Sierra magazine to reduce the data collection and reporting burden for members. Campuses wishing to earn a Princeton Review Green rating and a Sierra Cool Schools ranking can submit data by March 3 through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Reporting Tool.
  • Posted Dec 12, 2016

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo: Call for Proposals

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed Stronger in Solidarity, in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 15-18. Submit your proposal today and join us as we focus on how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all. The submission period closes Feb. 13.
  • Posted Dec 9, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: Solar Tables from SolGreen Solutions

AASHE members are invited to take $700 off of any SolGreen® Evodia Solar Table or $500 off any Solgreen Volt Solar Table. The member discount expires Jan. 7.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: Extended Trial of Print Environment Benchmarking Tool

AASHE members are eligible to receive an additional 30-day extension on a 60-day free trial period of Pharos Beacon, an online interface that provides benchmarking data of the print environment. Member discount available until Dec. 31.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2016

Community College Innovation Challenge

The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges present the third annual Community College Innovation Challenge that asks student teams to innovate a STEM-based solution to a real-world problem. Teams must submit projects in one of three themes: Maker to Manufacturer, Energy and Environment, or Security Technologies. Submissions are due by Feb. 15.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2016

Call for Proposals: Green Sports Alliance Summit

The Green Sports Alliance is currently accepting proposals for its 7th annual summit, being held June 27-29, in Sacramento, California. This year the summit will focus on mobilizing members and partners to bring about positive environmental and social impact across the fan-base and surrounding communities. Proposals are due by Nov. 18.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2016

Call for Proposals: SSCC Student Summit

Call for proposals and registration is open for the second annual Student Summit as part of the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference on March 26, hosted by American University. The Student Summit program will include specifically focused workshops and presentations that allow for in-depth analysis and exploration of the four tracks of the summit, which are Renew, Restore, Regenerate; Food, Consumption and the Built Environment; Outreach; and Climate Justice. Proposals are due by Jan. 30.

Survey on Edible Food Recovery at Higher Education Institutions

As part of a senior honors project by a student at Messiah College, this survey will attempt to examine edible food recovery programs at higher education institutions. Edible food recovery programs divert edible food from the waste stream and redirect it to people facing food insecurity. The data collected from this survey will be used to examine the drivers behind an institution's choice of whether or not to employ an edible food recovery program as one of its sustainability efforts. Included at the end of the survey is an option to receive the results of this study upon this project's completion.

Sustainable Horticulture Student Scholarships

The GWA Foundation, a subsidiary of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, is offering financial assistance to deserving students who wish to pursue or further a career in horticultural communications. This year's scholarship awards are $500 or $2,000 per student and include a complimentary full year membership to GWA. Annual scholarship awards are intended as a tuition aid or as an aid in the purchase of textbooks, garden books and special horticultural projects to further a student’s horticultural journalism skills.

Early Bird Registration Deadline Extension: 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit

The 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit, designed for campus sustainability teams, will focus on climate commitments, actions and innovations by U.S. higher education, and how to accelerate progress in this field. AASHE members can receive reduced registration pricing by choosing "AASHE Members" from the dropdown list. Institutions that are both AASHE members and part of the Climate Leadership Network should choose the Climate Leadership Network pathway to receive the greatest discount available. Deadline to register is Dec. 9.
  • Posted Nov 22, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: Opportunity Expires Soon 30% Off MIT Press Sustainability Titles

AASHE members receive 30 percent off all MIT sustainability and environment titles through Dec. 31, 2016. The discount code can be used more than once, for multiple items, and for both print and e-books.
  • Posted Nov 22, 2016

Open Nominations: 2017 Newman Civic Fellowship

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a fellowship program for community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture and develop students’ assets and passions to help them develop innovative and collaborative strategies to bring about social change. Presidents and chancellors from member institutions may nominate one student. Nominations are due by March 3.
  • Posted Nov 21, 2016

Call for Proposals: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Greenbuild invites session proposals for its International Conference & Expo happening Nov. 8-10, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. This conference features educational sessions covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, the environment and the economy. The call for proposals closes on Jan. 13.
  • Posted Nov 21, 2016