Opportunities

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference 50% Discount

AASHE members can receive a 50 percent discount on registration for the Fair Trade Campaigns 2019 National Conference, taking place in Chicago, Illinois, from March 1-3. The conference brings together local, national and global leaders in the Fair Trade movement – students, community advocates, producers, businesses, nonprofits and institutions committed to sustainability and social justice. AASHE members use code AASHE to receive the 50 percent discount on registration.
  • Posted Feb 19, 2019

Drawdown EcoChallenge

Drawdown EcoChallenge challenges participants to take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. The initiative is a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction. The challenge follows actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on research that maps, measures, models and describes solutions to global warming that already exists. Participants track and share their progress online and earn points for taking action. The program takes place April 3 - 24 and is free and open to the public.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

NACUBO Excellence in Sustainability Award

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is accepting nominations for their Excellence in Sustainability Award. This award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in a specific process, innovation or program that embraces the full range of sustainability leadership: financial, facilities, operational, environmental, community and climate. Nominations for this award close on March 8.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

2019 AASHE Webinar Schedule

The 2019 schedule of AASHE webinars includes contemporary topics in sustainability in higher education, such as integrating sustainability into curriculum, climate neutrality, carbon pricing, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Also, some 2018 Sustainability Award winners will present a webinar on their winning project. The webinars are free for anyone to join. AASHE members can access the archive of video recordings and presentation materials in the Campus Sustainability Hub.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

2019 AASHE Workshop Schedule

The 2019 schedule includes the Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop; the Sustainability Professionals Retreat; and the Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion workshop. Please note that event dates and application deadlines vary.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in its Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, which focuses on integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into new and existing courses across the curriculum. The deadline to register is April 1. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Call for Proposals Closes March 8

The last day to submit a proposal and/or sign up to be a reviewer for AASHE 2019 is March 8. Hosted in Spokane, Washington, from Oct. 27-30, the conference theme is Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy and aims to tackle a root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system. All accepted presenters receive a discount applicable to full conference registration. This deadline will not be extended.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

Call for Nominations: Board of Directors for the RecycleMania Program

RecycleMania is seeking individuals to serve on its board of directors. RecycleMania's mission is to provide tools and opportunities that inspire, empower and mobilize colleges and universities to benchmark and improve the efforts to reduce or eliminate waste. The director’s term is three years and the board meets monthly. Statements of interest are due March 22.

Build Sustainability and the 17 SDGs Into Your Course

To be held at Fleming College on Feb. 26, this workshop will guide participants through building a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) module, seminar activity, assignment, case, etc. into their courses. Facilitators will review the UNESCO model for sustainability and the 17 SDGs, and will share examples of how sustainability has been incorporated into courses at Fleming. The workshop is from 1-4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Registrations are due Feb. 22. Fleming College is one a regional AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 11, 2019

Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment

The Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment, happening March 8 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, is themed Equity of Place: Social Justice in the Built Environment. Focus areas are material health and social justice, climate justice and conservation, resilience, community engagement and affordable housing.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2019

2019 UL Innovative Education Award

Offered by UL in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education, the award program seeks to recognize those that promote learning through STEM priorities, engage all people in civic and social responsibility, and find solutions to environmental challenges. Five winning organizations will be named winners in 2019, with one grand-prize winner to receive $100,000; two second-tier winners to receive $50,000 each; and two third-tier winners to receive $25,000 each. Eligible organizations must apply by March 12.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2019

Call for Proposals: 2019 NAAEE Conference & Research Symposium

Presentation submissions for the 2019 North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) conference (Oct. 16-19) and research symposium (Oct. 15-16) happening in Lexington, Kentucky, are being accepted through March 31. The conference theme is Educating for a Just and Sustainable Future.
  • Posted Feb 4, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in Piedmont Project and learn how to lead curriculum change for sustainability by participating in a two-day workshop featuring presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection and planning. Readings and organizational materials are provided. Drs. Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase will facilitate the workshop. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 29.
  • Posted Feb 4, 2019

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 Jan 31, 2019

Environmental Education Advocacy Day

Supported by the North American Association for Environmental Education, AASHE and others, the Environmental Education Advocacy Day on Feb. 20 is an opportunity to promote environmental education policies and priorities by engaging with Congress. Registration closes Feb. 6.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2019

Good Food Challenge Student Standards Committee: Call for Researchers

Meal Exchange invites students at higher education institutions to apply to be on its Canadian Student Standards Committee, which will research and contribute to the Good Food Guide and Standards Package Version 2.0, which will be launched in 2-3 years.
  • Posted Jan 28, 2019

Geothermal Design Challenge 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy and the Idaho National Laboratory, invites both high school and university (undergraduate & graduate) teams to sign up to research data, interpret information and create a data visualization portfolio that will tell a compelling story about geothermal energy.
  • Posted Jan 28, 2019

U.S. House Climate Change Sign-On Letter

Any member of an HEI is invited to sign (with a .edu address) a letter being sent to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, about the importance of a strong climate action agenda in the new Congress. The letter will also have support from other sector leaders and will be publicly released when it is sent to Pelosi in February. The deadline for signing is Feb. 1.
  • Posted Jan 28, 2019

2019 Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities

Colby College is hosting a Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities from Aug. 5-10, 2019 with the aim of engaging with contemporary issues in the environmental humanities through participatory, interdisciplinary events, including seminars and workshops. Participants will collectively explore how this developing field contributes to the theorization, imagination and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures. Applications are due Feb. 1.
  • Posted Jan 28, 2019

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 Jan 28, 2019

Call for Reviewers: 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo

Higher education sustainability stakeholders are encouraged to sign up as conference abstract reviewers for AASHE 2019. The expertise of reviewers will help develop a conference program that includes a variety of high-quality sessions to meet the diverse interests of attendees. Reviewers can expect to examine roughly 25 proposals on topics in their area of expertise. The deadline to sign up is March 8, which is also the deadline for the call for proposals and will not be extended.
  • Posted Jan 28, 2019

Post-Landfill Action Network Campus Visits

Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is seeking partners to host customized events on their campuses. These events can range from a two-hour presentation to a multi-day event. Fees are based on a sliding scale.
  • Posted Jan 24, 2019

UNCF - Kia Motors America Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with Kia Motors America to provide up to $3,000 need-based scholarship opportunities for students majoring in sustainability/environmental science. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.
  • Posted Jan 22, 2019

Boulé Foundation Scholarship

The Boulé Foundation, in conjunction with United Negro College Fund, will provide annual, $4,000 merit-based scholarships to new college freshmen of African American descent attending four-year, accredited, non-profit degree granting colleges and universities of their choice. The deadline to apply is March 31.
  • Posted Jan 22, 2019

Campus Social Innovation Accelerator Program

Ashoka U Commons is an online, professional development program for higher education faculty and staff working to advance social innovation education opportunities on their campuses. Over the course of a semester, participants are grouped into small cohorts and supported by a coach as they work to advance a core component of social innovation education, such as creating a new course or mapping student learning journeys. The deadline to apply is Jan. 25.
  • Posted Jan 21, 2019

Call for Input: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop Inventory

The online inventory form will collect information about existing and past workshops, programs, and/or projects that support incorporating sustainability across the curriculum of higher education institutions. Collected and compiled by individuals of AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, the inventory aims to improve networking, strengthen offerings by the AASHE centers, and document the evolution of the movement.
  • Posted Jan 21, 2019

Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate

The University of Vermont's Continuing and Distance Education program is offering a five-day, on-campus Campus Sustainability Leadership course from June 17-21 focusing on change through transformative and financially sustainable initiatives to help campuses become sustainability models. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and learn from leaders in the field.
  • Posted Jan 21, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off Washington Oregon 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 Jan 21, 2019

STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Webinar Series Begins Jan. 22

The STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Series will focus on data accuracy tips for credits that are commonly misinterpreted. Spanning across five webinars beginning Jan. 22, the series aims to teach STARS liaisons and those involved in reporting how to submit a high-quality STARS report in time for the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra data sharing deadlines. Participation on the webinars is free for anyone, although registration is required. Recorded webinars are available only for individuals at AASHE member schools.
  • Posted Jan 18, 2019

Professor Sir David Watson Awards for Community-University Partnerships

Hosted by University of Brighton, these awards have been created in memory of Professor Sir David Watson to honor his leadership in encouraging community-university engagement and recognize the combined efforts of community and university partners towards making a difference to the lives of people in their shared community. Nominations are judged by community-university partnership and mutual benefit, university support, sustainability and impact. Nominations are due March 29.
  • Posted Jan 18, 2019

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Offered through the University of California Santa Cruz, the program selects 20 early-undergraduate scholars to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years. The goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation who can contribute to diversifying, redefining and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water.
  • Posted Jan 18, 2019

Second Nature Signatories Receive 40% Discount on SIMAP

Second Nature has partnered with the University of New Hampshire to support the Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP) by offering Second Nature signatories a 40 percent discount on SIMAP. SIMAP is used for measuring institutional carbon and nitrogen emissions.
  • Posted Jan 14, 2019

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, 2019.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2019

Recyclemania 2019

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. Over an eight-week period in the spring, colleges will report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked in various categories based on diversion a per capita basis, the recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, and the amount of combined trash and recycling. January 24 at 2 p.m. Eastern is a Rules and Tracking Requirements informational webinar. The last day to register for the competition is Feb. 1.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2019

2019 Newman Civic Fellowship Nomination Cycle

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. Nominations are due by Feb. 1.
  • Posted Jan 7, 2019

STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Webinar Series

The STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Series will focus on data accuracy tips for credits that are commonly misinterpreted. Spanning across five webinars, the series aims to teach STARS liaisons and those involved in reporting how to submit a high-quality STARS report in time for the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra data sharing deadlines. Participation on the webinars is free for anyone, although registration is required. Recorded webinars are available for AASHE members only.
  • Posted Jan 4, 2019

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 Jan 4, 2019

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 Jan 4, 2019

2019 AASHE Conference & Expo: Call for Proposals

AASHE encourages proposals for the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo in Spokane, Washington, taking place Oct. 27-30. With the theme "Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy", the conference provides a platform for attendees to tackle a root cause of the continued rise in carbon emissions: a dysfunctional economic system. All accepted presenters receive a discount applicable to full conference registration. The submission period closes March 8.
  • Posted Jan 4, 2019

Special Discount Available for 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo

Now through Jan. 31, AASHE is offering a $50 discount on regular attendee registration for the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo taking place Oct. 27-30, 2019, in Spokane, Washington. Presenters, students, and one-day pass, workshops and companion registrations are not eligible for this discount.
  • Posted Jan 4, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership Discount

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 Dec 10, 2018

Citizens' Climate Campus Leaders Program

Citizens' Climate Education is a nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization that empowers citizens to build political will for climate solutions. The Campus Leader Program is designed for students who want to start their own campaign or student group on climate change. With support from Citizens' Climate Lobby staff and higher education allies, campus leaders educate the community about climate solutions, build relationships with community leaders, and organize students in advocacy activities.
  • Posted Dec 10, 2018

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 courses 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