Opportunities

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

APPA Sustainability Innovation Award

Nominations and applications are now being taken for APPA’s 2018 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 2018 award is Nov. 30.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

Wege Prize 2018 Call for Applications

Wege Prize 2018 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 deadline for team applications and research plan is Nov. 15.
  • Posted Sep 4, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Secrets to Campus Energy Success: Constructing a Comprehensive Renewable Energy Strategy

During this pre-conference full-day session on Oct. 15, participants will receive help for developing a comprehensive energy strategy including planning, stakeholder engagement, energy conserving behavioral changes, audits, ongoing commissioning, efficiency retrofits, monitoring, on-site renewables and off-site renewables. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Sep 1, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Big Data for Sustainability Research

This pre-conference full-day session on Oct. 15 aims to examine development of a more functional approach to mining extensive data sets. Workshop participants will learn of novel applications for disparate big data compilations, and how those data are being used to better understand dynamics of the human-environmental system and prospects for a sustainable future. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Sep 1, 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 Sep 1, 2017

Campus Sustainability Month

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. With support from Colgate-Palmolive, this year's Campus Sustainability Month is focused on water conservation. Contribute to and follow the activity using #campussustainabilitymonth.
  • Posted Sep 1, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum UMACS Faculty Workshop

This Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) pre-conference workshop at Central College 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, 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. Central College is one of 13 AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Sep 1, 2017

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Workshops

Campus Compact is offering a series of workshops and webinars designed to assist campuses preparing for the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. This series will support member campuses that are first-time applicants or reclassifying for the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
  • Posted Aug 28, 2017

Online Certificate: Education for Sustainable Development

Using the Earth Charter as a central feature, this five-month program is designed to provide participants with the understanding, knowledge and skills to integrate Education for Sustainable Development and Education for Global Citizenship into curricula with depth and creativity.
  • Posted Aug 28, 2017

Call for Contributions: Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

The Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education will be produced as a tool to support universities across the world to implement sustainable development in higher education. The peer-reviewed resource, to be published by Springer as part of its World Sustainability Series, will document 500 expressions related to sustainable development.
  • Posted Aug 28, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Supporting Students’ Sustainability Learning & Emotional Resilience

During this pre-conference half-day session on Oct. 15, participants will explore rationale and examples for incorporating reflective and contemplative practices into sustainability studies. The goal of adding these practices is to strengthen students' resolve for long-term engagement and resilience. This workshop will share a number of these strategies and additional resources to build or deepen reflective and contemplative pedagogies with your students. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Aug 25, 2017

Campus Energy Infrastructure: Challenges, Solutions & Financing

Second Nature and the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) invite campus stakeholders to a free workshop about identifying and financing solutions to common energy challenges. Hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey on Sept. 22, participants of this hands-on workshop will share and learn about energy efficiency and clean energy strategies that can help their school meet budgetary, infrastructure and greenhouse gas reduction goals. Participants will also review and discuss the benefits and challenges of various finance options that are relevant for their institutions.
  • Posted Aug 25, 2017

AASHE 2017 Workshop: Learning the Language of Executive Leadership to Increase Sustainability's Value

This pre-conference full-day workshop on Oct. 15 is aimed at identifying institution mission-level priorities, assessing how sustainability, climate neutrality and/or resilience contribute to these priorities, and developing strategies for using this new language to support institutional activities from strategic planning to stakeholder engagement to program implementation and evaluation. Pre- and post-conference workshops are not included in the conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted Aug 25, 2017

NWEI Campus EcoChallenge

Registration is now open for this year's Campus EcoChallenge, hosted by Northwest Earth Institute. Offered by Northwest Earth Institute, the Campus EcoChallenge is a platform for campuses or classes to engage in sustainability challenges over a two week window.
  • Posted Aug 24, 2017

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