Opportunities

Global Goals Teach In

The 2019 Sustainable Development Goals Global Teach In calls upon educators to pledge to include the Sustainable Development Goals within their teaching, learning and assessment in their course(s) and in their classrooms from Feb. 18-22. Organized by the National Union of Students, the teach-in website hosts faculty resources to help facilitate infusing courses with the SDGs.
  • Posted Dec 7, 2018

Sierra/Princeton Review Data Sharing Procedures

AASHE is collaborating with Sierra and The Princeton Review to allow colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to use the STARS Reporting Tool to share their sustainability data for potential inclusion in Sierra's Cool Schools ranking and The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges. The deadline for inclusion in both rankings, as well as AASHE’s annual Sustainable Campus Index (SCI), is March 1.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2018

Call for Proposals: 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Greenbuild organizers encourage education session proposals through Jan. 4. Greenbuild 2019 is a conference and expo dedicated to green building that includes three days of educational sessions, green building tours, special seminars and networking events. The conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, from Nov. 20-22, 2019.
  • Posted Dec 3, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: Discount on Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount off an 18-week online certificate through Yale University's School of Public Health that teaches about tools to address the health impacts of climate change.
  • Posted Dec 3, 2018

STARS 2019 Data Quality Boot Camp Series

The STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Series is a set of webinars that will provide insights into submitting a high-quality STARS report by the deadline for the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra. There is an overview webinar, which will focus on general tips that apply across all STARS categories and credits, and one webinar for each of the STARS categories - Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning and Administration - that will focus data accuracy tips for credits that are commonly misinterpreted.
  • Posted Dec 3, 2018

Call for Chapter Proposals: Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Higher Education Teaching and Learning encourages chapter submissions for an upcoming book titled Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. The editors are looking at three potential volumes under the subheadings of: International Perspectives on Curriculum and Teaching Development; International Perspectives on University Community Partnerships; and International Perspectives on Leadership and Strategies. The chapter proposal submission deadline is Jan. 15.
  • Posted Nov 26, 2018

Interdisciplinary Sustainability Teaching & Research Workshop

This workshop targets faculty who participate in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship around social-ecological systems in the natural and social sciences, and humanities. It will explore social-ecological systems (SES) challenges, identify what faculty are doing along disciplinary SES gradients, find solutions for stronger and more transparent collaboration, and establish a network of interdisciplinary SES scholars. The workshop is hosted by Furman University from Feb. 28 through March 3. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to register is Dec. 15.
  • Posted Nov 26, 2018

Fair Trade Campaigns 2019 National Conference Campus Partner Program

Fair Trade Campaigns encourages campuses to cover the registration for three or more students or staff to attend its annual conference, taking place from March 1 - 3 in Chicago, in exchange for being recognized as a campus partner. The Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference convenes local, national and global leaders to inspire and equip attendees with practical tools to drive conscious consumerism.
  • Posted Nov 26, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: 5% Off U.S. Composting Council Conference & Tradeshow

The U.S. Composting Council offers AASHE members a 5 percent discount to its conference & tradeshow, happening Jan. 28 - 31 in Phoenix, Arizona. The discount expires on Jan. 20.
  • Posted Nov 26, 2018

Discussion on Role of Business in Education for Sustainable Development

Business Fights Poverty is hosting a live written discussion with a panel of experts to discuss the role of business in education and training for sustainable development. This discussion will take place on Nov. 29 from 11:00 a.m. - noon Eastern (4 - 5:00 p.m. U.K.). All are welcome to participate.
  • Posted Nov 20, 2018

Patagonia Case Competition

Patagonia and the Berkeley Haas Center for Responsible Business are partnering to host the fourth annual Patagonia Case Competition. Graduate students from across the world tackle the interconnected business and sustainability aspects of a current, real-life issue facing the outdoor gear retailer Patagonia. First place teams win $15,000, second $5,000 and third place $2,500. The deadline for team sign-up is Jan. 13 and case proposals are due Feb. 10.
  • Posted Nov 19, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference Registration

The Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Conversation, workshops, and networking opportunities will empower participants to advance environmental performance at Washington and Oregon State institutions of higher education. Any person from an AASHE member institution or organization can receive a 30 percent discount on registration through Feb. 27.
  • Posted Nov 19, 2018

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The application deadline is March 7.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2018

APPA Sustainability Innovation Award

Nominations and applications are now being taken for APPA’s 2019 Sustainability Innovation Award in Facilities Management. This honor is designed to recognize and promote unique and innovative sustainable practices in educational facilities and campus environments that lower costs, create a sustainable environment, or otherwise benefit the educational institution, student success and environmental stewardship. The deadline to apply for the 2019 award is Nov. 30.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2018

University Sign-On Statement: The Montreal Protocol & Reduction of HFCs

Negotiated in October, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is an international treaty guiding the phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) worldwide. The U.S. has not yet ratified the treaty, which goes into effect in 2019. Second Nature is beginning to recruit campuses to sign onto a statement, which contains a broad message of support for ratification of the Kigali Amendment and the development of policy to phase down hydrofluorocarbons. It highlights the business advantage of developing alternative technologies.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2018

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 12, 2018

Call for Submissions: Special Issue of the Journal 'Sustainability'

Article submissions are encouraged for a special issue of the journal Sustainability that will be titled, “Advances and Innovations in Sustainability Education: Higher Education as an Avenue for Social Change". In recognition that sustainability is fundamentally about social change, the issue will explore research, practices and theory currently shaping the field of sustainability education as an important driver of social change. The deadline for submissions is June 30.

Call for Proposals: 2019 Environmental Education & Communication Conference

Taking place on May 10 - 12, 2019, at the University of Saskatchewan, conference organizers are seeking proposals for presentations, workshops and posters. The conference theme is Action on Climate Change Through Education. The conference aims is to increase action on climate change through education by bringing together educators, students, policy makers, researchers and community members. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 15.
  • Posted Nov 5, 2018

Call for Proposals: New England Farm to Institution Summit

The New England Farm to Institution Summit, happening April 2 - 4, 2019, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, encourages session proposals that will help participants gain inspiration to set and achieve bold goals and connect farm to institution work to the bigger picture in regional and national food system work, develop new skills, continue to build relationships, and learn about innovative farm-to-institution strategies.
  • Posted Nov 5, 2018

EPA College & University Green Power Challenge

Throughout the 2018-19 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 2, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: IEN Membership Discount Ends Soon

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

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Discount on Tayst Coffee

Tayst Coffee, a distributor of compostable coffee k-cups, is offering AASHE members a lifetime 10 percent discount on all orders.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: 5% Off NCSE 2019 Conference

AASHE members can receive a 5 percent discount on registration to the 2019 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) conference. The conference will take place Jan. 7 - 10, in Washington, D.C. The theme is Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience. The offer expires Jan. 10.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2018

C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Training

Now accepting applications for its Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 workshop training, the C2C Fellows Network at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a national program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership positions in sustainable policy, politics and business. Graduates of these workshops gain access to continuing educational and professional opportunities.
  • Posted Oct 29, 2018

Call for AASHE Advisory Council Applications

AASHE seeks interested candidates to serve on its Advisory Council, which provides advice and guidance on high­-level strategy as well as specific AASHE programs and services. New this year, the STARS Technical Advisors are being incorporated into the Advisory Council. The AC brings together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify the opportunities and challenges facing sustainability in higher education. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 14.
  • Posted Oct 22, 2018

2018-2019 International Green Gown Awards

The International Green Gown Awards recognize exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges. Supported by U.N. Environment and the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), the program is open to any university or college, except where there is an existing Green Gown Awards program. The deadline to apply is Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Posted Oct 16, 2018

PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Funding

Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental, economic and social goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. The deadline to submit for funding is on or before Dec. 21.
  • Posted Oct 16, 2018

Request for Proposals: Collegiate Wind Competition 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has issued a request for proposals to colleges and universities interested in participating in the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition. The organizers will select 10 to 12 teams of students to compete in the challenge. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30.
  • Posted Oct 15, 2018

Call for Contributions: UNESCO Position Paper on the Future of Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO has prepared a position paper that reflects on the increasing importance of Education for Sustainable Development as an integral element of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on quality education and a key enabler of all the other SDGs, and proposes a strategy for 2020-2030. UNESCO invites review and commenting of the draft by completing the online comment sheet by Nov. 9. The final draft of the paper will be submitted in 2019 to the governing bodies of UNESCO and the U.N. General Assembly for their approval. Once approved, it will be summarized into a program and launched in 2020 for implementation.
  • Posted Oct 15, 2018

Call for AASHE Webinar Proposals

Proposals for AASHE webinars in 2019 are being accepted through Nov. 2. Proposals can be suitable for any level and on any topic relevant to AASHE’s diverse membership. AASHE staff will provide guidance on how to prepare presentation slides and training on the webinar platform, and will share best practices for presenting a webinar.
  • Posted Oct 15, 2018

Students for Zero Waste Travel Scholarship

Eligible students can apply for a scholarship, up to $400, to attend the Students for Zero Waste Conference, happening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Nov. 2-3, 2018. Preference will be given to groups of people who are sharing a ride, traveling far distances and/or presenting workshops. The deadline to apply is Oct. 12.
  • Posted Oct 8, 2018

Energy Efficiency Retrofit Implementation in Buildings Survey

As part of the dissertation of Lysandra Amanta Medal, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, this survey aims to collect information about decision processes related to prioritizing building energy-efficiency retrofit projects. Participants can be those that manage the building operations and maintenance, participate in selecting energy-efficiency or other building upgrades, or provide services to help organizations make energy-efficiency or other building upgrades. Participants may choose to be entered in a drawing to win one of 15 Starbucks gift cards (valued at $20). The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Recyclemania 2019

RecycleMania is a friendly competition dedicated to improving recycling and waste reduction efforts at colleges and universities. For eight weeks each spring, hundreds of schools across the country rally the campus to recycle, compost and reduce waste in an effort to beat rival campuses.

Call for Contributions: Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Encyclopedia of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World We Want will be published by Springer as part of the World Sustainability Series. It will contain a volume on each one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Each SDG will have 100 terms associated with it. Contributing authors will be assigned one term from the selected SDG. Interested scholars need to submit an expression of interest that includes the SDG toward which they want to contribute.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: Discount on Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount off an 18-week online certificate through Yale University's School of Public Health that teaches about tools to address the health impacts of climate change.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2018

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This online workshop, happening from Oct. 15 through Nov. 18, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse sustainability (ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline by identifying areas of sustainability intersection. Effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems will be explored. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to register is Oct. 14.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2018

Course Design for Faculty Inspiring a New Generation of Sustainability Leaders

This workshop, hosted by the University of South Carolina, 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 all levels of familiarity with sustainability, the workshop will provide exciting 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 registration deadline is Oct. 12. The University of South Carolina is a regional AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2018

2019 Ashoka U Exchange Call for Presentations

Ashoka U encourages submissions for the 2019 Ashoka U Exchange, happening Feb. 21-23, in San Diego, California. The gathering is a platform for sharing best practices and lessons learned to transform higher education into a tool for social change and impact. This year’s theme is Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education. Presentation submissions are due Sept. 26.
  • Posted Sep 24, 2018

Call for Proposals: U.S Dept of Energy Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition comprising 10 contests that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. This Solar Decathlon, which spans 2019 and 2020, gives teams the option to participate in one of two challenges: the Design Challenge or the Build Challenge. Whether participating in the Design or Build Challenge, all teams are evaluated across 10 contests.
  • Posted Sep 24, 2018

Sierra Student Coalition Climate Justice League

The Climate Justice League is a 10-week-long organizing fellowship for high school and college aged students that want to learn key organizing and leadership skills, meet other youth activists from around the country, and take action for climate and social justice. The final deadline to apply is Sept. 25.
  • Posted Sep 24, 2018

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 Sep 21, 2018

National Council for Science and Environment (NCSE) 2019 Conference

Early bird registration is open for the National Council for Science and Environment 2019 Conference, taking place Jan. 7-10, in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference theme is Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience. Attendees will look at the opportunities and challenges for sustainability at the convergence of built, natural, social and cyber infrastructure. Attendees will also explore examples of community resilience and discuss how to apply best practices in their community.
  • Posted Sep 21, 2018

2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit Call for Proposals

The 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, happening Feb. 10-12 in Tempe, Arizona, is a national gathering of higher education presidents, chancellors, trustees and other senior leaders working to accelerate climate solutions through all aspects of institutional activities. Proposals are being accepted on a variety of topics from building consensus across the campus for climate action to transformational education strategies around climate education. The event is hosted by Second Nature and Intentional Endowments Institute.
  • Posted Sep 21, 2018

Wege Prize 2019 Call for Team Applications

Wege Prize 2019 is looking for undergraduate and graduate students who want to work together to re-think and re-design the way economies work by creating regenerative solutions that have a widespread and lasting impact. Teams will contend for $30,000 in total cash prizes. The Wege Prize is organized by Kendall College of Art and Design’s Wege Center for Sustainable Design with support from the Wege Foundation. The deadline for team applications and research plan is Nov. 18.
  • Posted Sep 17, 2018

Call for Chapter Proposals: Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

The Emerald Group Publishing is compiling a volume in Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning that aims to explore the educational opportunities and challenges in integrating sustainability in higher education. Supporting Sustainable Development Goal 4, and any of the other goals being implemented in higher education, the tentative volume titles are "Integrating sustainable development into the curriculum", "Sustainable development leadership and strategies", and "University partnerships for sustainable development". One-page chapter proposals are due Oct. 3.
  • Posted Sep 17, 2018

US Composting Council Annual Awards

The U.S. Composting Council 2018 annual awards are comprised of eight different award categories that honor either individual or organizational efforts to increase the composting market. U.S. Composting Council members can submit a nomination by Oct. 1.
  • Posted Sep 17, 2018

2018 Campus Sustainability Month

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration focused on sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events that engage and inspire students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. This year’s theme is, “Nonpartisan Engagement and the November Elections.” Contribute to and follow the activity using #campussustainabilitymonth.
  • Posted Sep 14, 2018

Free AASHE 2018 Workshop: Financing & Legal Strategies for Renewable Energy Procurement by Colleges & Universities

This no cost pre-conference workshop outlines new opportunities for energy procurement by colleges and universities. It will include panels on The Ohio State University's innovative 50-year energy management partnership with ENGIE Services and on options for the purchase of renewable energy (including on-site and off-site generation). Elizabeth Kocs, director of Energy Institute at University of Illinois-Chicago, will give the keynote address. The workshop will take place on Monday, Oct. 1 from 2-5 p.m. at the Pittsburgh office of the law firm K&L Gates.

Break Free From Plastic Campus Pledge

Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) has released a pledge to guide campuses through the long-term elimination of single-use disposable plastics. The Break Free From Plastic campus pledge and toolkit address accessibility and inclusivity concerns and generate a framework for college campuses to develop long-term systemic solutions to issues around waste.

Free Online Green Office Course

Through a series of four 60-90 minute phone calls, the Green Office Course aims to help participants start or improve a green office program at a college or university. The learning goals of the course include pitching the green office model to students and staff, making the case for institutional sustainability, and designing an initial design for a green office. The English version of the course begins on Oct. 24. The deadline to apply is Oct. 16.
  • Posted Sep 10, 2018