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2019 Online Certificate on Education for Sustainable Development: Registration Open

This five-month, online 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. It contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 4, target SDG 4.7. Offered January through July 2019, the program is through the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. The program seeks to clarify concepts of sustainability, sustainability values and principles, sustainable lifestyles and responsible consumption, and global citizenship, as well as the synergies between them, explore methodological and transforming pedagogical tools that can be used in educational programs, strengthen capacities and skills of educators to integrate the values of sustainability in their areas of action, and develop educational programs that promote a new awareness of humans' relationship with the environment and sustainable lifestyles. A 10 percent discount is offered on registration through Nov. 16.
  • Posted Jun 22, 2018

Call for Presentations: US Composting Council Compost 2019 Conference

The U.S. Composting Council encourages proposal submissions for 90-minute sessions related to composting, organics recycling and related topics for its annual conference, happening Jan. 28-31 in Arizona. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 30.

Mississippi Project VIII: The Value of the Humanities in Teaching and Learning for Sustainability

This workshop is an interactive experience to explore how the humanities can add value to your curriculum, as well as sustainability learning outcomes, strategies for infusing sustainability into the curriculum, and assignments that promote systems thinking and a sustainability mindset. The workshop is taking place at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Aug. 15. Participants will have opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to register for this workshop is Aug. 8.
  • Posted Jun 21, 2018

Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Innovation for Sustainability Conference

This workshop will be a hands-on workshop to identify common obstacles to integrating sustainability into the curriculum, solutions for overcoming them and highlighting best practices. It is being offered on July 22, just prior to the Innovation for Sustainability Conference at Seattle University. Participants will leave with a better understanding and clear road map for making learning easier for students and integration easier for faculty, while also knowing how to meet both STARS and accreditation requirements. Seattle University/Western Washington University are regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to register is July 20.
  • Posted Jun 21, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Creating an Ecologically Restorative, Socially Just, and Culturally Rich Campus

Using the Living Building Challenge and the Living Community Challenge as a framework, this pre-conference, half-day workshop will offer a program overview of the philosophy, structure, intent, requirements and certification pathways, and will describe how the two programs create a comprehensive approach to facility and campus planning. Additionally, the session will cover how these programs support AASHE STARS goals and U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Attendees can expect to understand how using these systems together creates a roadmap for designing, constructing and operating a vibrant, healthy and sustainable campus that supports the mission of the institution, the values of the campus community, and the education of the next generation of leaders. The workshop is presented by Kathleen Smith and Alicia Daniels Uhlig with the International Living Future Institute.
  • Posted Jun 21, 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 Jun 18, 2018

AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education Registration Deadline Extended

Registration has been extended until July 6 for AASHE’s new workshop based on Refocus, a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. Participants can expect to become familiar with the anatomy of a transformational sustainability program, assess their own sustainability program, and gain an understanding for how to build new capabilities and generate systemic change. Held on July 19-20 in Waterloo, Ontario, the workshop is limited to 30 participants.
  • Posted Jun 18, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Applied Learning: Interventions for Sustainability Impacts

This pre-conference, half-day workshop aims to empower staff and faculty who are involved in building and/or growing applied learning programs at their institution. Workshop participants will review techniques for building successful applied learning programs. Then, working through a series of five steps, participants will design a specific plan for their institution. The session will be presented by Katja Brundiers at Arizona State University, Fletcher Beaudoin at Portland State University, Caroline Savage at Princeton University and Rachelle Haddock at University of Calgary.
  • Posted Jun 18, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop: Making Sustainability Accessible: Curriculum Development for All

Faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate in this two-day workshop, beginning on Aug. 9 at the University of Kansas Edwards campus, which aims to support the integration of sustainability concepts into a variety of fields. Participants will receive resources to inform the design of one or more assignments, course modules or other classroom activities. Themes of this year’s workshop include social justice, sense of place, and bridging industry and sustainability. The deadline to register is Aug. 1. The University of Kansas and Johnson County Community College are regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Jun 18, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Advancing Carbon Pricing at your Institution

This full-day pre-conference workshop will explore how schools can engage with carbon pricing. The first half of the workshop will provide background on the theory and economics of carbon pricing, and will explore case studies. The second half will focus on ways participants can engage their institutions in carbon pricing work. It will be presented by Nathaniel Graf and Aurora Winslade at Swarthmore College, Casey Pickett at Yale University, and Alex Barron at Smith College.
  • Posted Jun 8, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Resilience Bootcamp: Turning Threats into Opportunities

Designed to complement Second Nature’s “Organizing a Campus-Community Resilience Building Workshop”, this pre-conference, half-day workshop will provide guidance on best practices in the planning, design and evaluation of resilience projects. It will use Rochester Institute of Technology’s recently updated Climate Action Plan as a case study. It will be presented by Enid Cardinal and Jennifer Schneider at Rochester Institute of Technology, Ryan Kmetz at St. Lawrence University, and Ruby Woodside at Second Nature.
  • Posted Jun 8, 2018

Call for Research Partners: Solutions Enabling SMEs to Adopt Sustainability

SuperGreen Solutions is seeking academic partners to help identify the barriers preventing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from pursuing sustainable business practices. Current academic partners include Palm Beach Atlantic University and University of Southern Indiana.
  • Posted Jun 4, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership with the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The offer expires Dec. 31.
  • Posted Jun 1, 2018

Ethics in Environmental & Sustainability Programs Survey

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is conducting a survey of faculty and administrators in sustainability and environmental programs to accomplish to learn more about how ethics are currently included in curricula, and to identify the types of resources that might assist faculty with incorporating ethics content, including the work and concepts of conservationist and author Aldo Leopold.
  • Posted Jun 1, 2018

AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education

Limited time remains to register for AASHE’s new workshop based on Refocus, a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. Participants can expect to become familiar with the anatomy of a transformational sustainability program, assess their own sustainability program, and gain an understanding for how to build new capabilities and generate systemic change. Held on July 19-20 in Waterloo, Ontario, the workshop is limited to 30 participants. Registration closes on June 15.
  • Posted May 30, 2018

Three Days Remain to Register: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

Gain the understanding and tools needed to integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into campus, curriculum and departments by attending this workshop, happening June 20–22 at North Hennepin Community College in Minneapolis. It is designed for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines, as well as community organizers, city officials and planners. Registration is required by June 8.
  • Posted May 30, 2018

UN Academic Impact Millennium Fellowships

The Millennium Fellows program is for students leaders who are advancing the U.N. goals on their campus and in their community. Presented by the United National Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network, the Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that provides training, networking and recognition in order to take social impact to the next level. The general application deadline to apply for the program is May 31.
  • Posted May 28, 2018

NAAEE Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Education Awards

Presented by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and bestowed on NAAEE members, the Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Education Awards will highlight outstanding achievements through its seven award categories. The deadline to submit is August 3.
  • Posted May 28, 2018

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 in the following areas: policy-making, visioning, structures, management and strategies; teaching, learning and competencies; research and transformation; campus greening, design, operations and carbon impacts; students and stakeholders´ initiatives and involvement. Published by Springer as part of its World Sustainability Series, the peer-reviewed resource will document 500 expressions related to sustainable development in higher education.

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Facilitation for Organizational Change

This full-day pre-conference workshop is designed to provide and explain the tools, techniques and skill sets needed to be a strong group meeting facilitator to effectively accomplish goals and bring about organizational change. Presented by Dallase Scott and Lisa Bjerke of GreenerU, this workshop will cover behavior theory as it pertains to meetings, the role of a facilitator, types of meetings, basic facilitation tools and techniques, difficult conversations and personalities, adaptive facilitation, nonverbal communication, methods of building group consensus, and a holistic process approach to facilitation.
  • Posted May 24, 2018

Webinar About AASHE Connect Online Community

AASHE Connect is a platform for members to exchange ideas, engage meaningfully with peers and find solutions to questions. The webinar on May 31 from 2-3:00 p.m. Eastern will help users get the most out of this new member benefit. Presenters will demonstrate key features of the new system, including how to post and reply to an online discussion, update your profile, change communications preferences and find colleagues.

AASHE Event: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

Designed for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines, as well as community organizers, city officials and planners, this workshop aims to give attendees the tools to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. Participants will learn about diversity and sustainability models from Bemidji State University, North Hennepin Community College, and the University of Minnesota. The deadline to register is June 8.
  • Posted May 21, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Research for Sustainability: Investigating Sustainable Urban Systems

This workshop will advance the research agenda described in the National Science Foundation’s “Sustainable Urban Systems: Articulating a Long-Term Convergence Research Agenda”. Presented by Stephen Boss and Tahar Messadi of the University of Arkansas, this full-day pre-conference workshop will dive into trends in urbanization and opportunities to redesign urban systems for improved sustainability.
  • Posted May 21, 2018

Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education

In partnership with AASHE, the International Living Future Institute will host the Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education at Hampshire College from June 25-26. The event will highlight Hampshire College, Smith College and Williams College as adopters of the Living Building Challenge and the Living Community Challenge. Attendees will explore case studies from these campuses to understand the design, development and implementation of these living laboratories. This symposium will inspire, instruct and engage in order to provide attendees with the tools, information, partnerships and lessons to turn values into practice and ideas into action at their own institutions and in their own communities.
  • Posted May 21, 2018

2018 State of Sustainability Survey

Sightlines and the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute are conducting a survey that will inform the 2018 State of Sustainability report. The survey asks about institutional operational goals, processes and outcomes. Sightlines has pledged to donate $5 to AASHE for every survey completed.
  • Posted May 21, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Developing and Utilizing a Social Justice Lens in Order to Achieve Global Goals for Sustainability

Doing sustainability work through a social justice lens supports the urgent need for national and global collaboration with respect to climate, environmental and sustainability issues and greatly improves the likelihood of the development of deeply rooted and long-term climate, environmental and sustainability solutions. Presented by Heather Hackman of the Hackman Consulting Group, this full-day pre-conference workshop is designed to take campus sustainability work to a deeper level, via the use of a critical social justice lens, so as to improve its efficacy, deepen its reach and power, and ultimately align it more closely with 21st century climate realities.
  • Posted May 10, 2018

AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education

This workshop is based on Refocus, a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario on July 19-20, the workshop aims to highlight and make sense of the very broad set of topics and disciplines that are relevant for leading a transformational sustainability program. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. The deadline to register is June 15.
  • Posted May 9, 2018

Academic Bicycle Challenge

The Academic Bicycle Challenge is for college and university staff, faculty and students to track their cycled miles for a chance to appear on one of eight different leaderboard types. There are two competition cycles from which to choose: June and September. Each cycle will reveal a global comparison of cycling activities between universities, academic disciplines, self-generated teams and individuals.
  • Posted May 9, 2018

Early Bird Registration: 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo

The 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge”, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Oct. 2-5, will bring together 2,000+ sustainability professionals from around the world to share ideas and be inspired. Register before May 31 to take advantage of early bird prices.
  • Posted May 6, 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 May 3, 2018

Solution Search: Behavior Change for Climate Change

Solution Search is a contest to find successful strategies for helping consumers reduce their carbon footprint through behavior change. Using the power of emotional appeals, social incentives and choice architecture, solutions should apply behavior change insights to inspire and enable people to change the way they consume. Two winners will receive $25,000 to further the solution and organization’s goals. Applications are due Aug. 7.
  • Posted May 2, 2018

2018 AASHE Webinar Series

The remaining schedule of 2018 AASHE webinars is available. 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 May 2, 2018

AASHE Online Community: AASHE Connect

AASHE Connect is a new online platform for members to connect, communicate and collaborate with peers around the world. All members, including faculty, administrators, staff, students, and business and nonprofit representatives, are able to participate in the AASHE Connect online community. Log into the platform using your aashe.org user ID and password. To learn more, visit the Getting Started Guide, or register for the upcoming webinar on May 31 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted May 2, 2018

Academic Bicycle Challenge

The Academic Bicycle Challenge is for college and university staff, faculty and students to track their cycled miles for a chance to appear on one of eight different leaderboard types. There are two competition cycles from which to choose: June and September. Each cycle will reveal a global comparison of cycling activities between universities, academic disciplines, self-generated teams and individuals.
  • Posted Apr 30, 2018

US Youth Delegation for UN Climate Talks

SustainUS invites students to apply to be part of the U.S. youth delegation at the 2018 climate talks, COP 24, taking place from Dec. 3-14, 2018, in Poland. To apply for this delegation, applicants participate in the SustainUS Climate Justice Challenge. The challenge asks for applicants to publicly share their work and stories of resilience with their communities, networks and the wider movement.
  • Posted Apr 30, 2018

Early Childhood Education Programming and Pathways to Stewardship and Kinship Model at Fleming College

This workshop, held at Fleming College on June 8, will focus on experiential learning in the natural environment, including tools, practical examples and case studies regarding the Pathways to Stewardship & Kinship Framework and Fleming College’s Eco-Mentorship model. These programs focus on delivering early childhood education programming with a focus on sustainability. The deadline to register for this workshop is May 8. Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 26, 2018

Protecting Academic Voice, Intellectual Freedom, and Diversity in an Era of Media Intimidation

This workshop will be presented at the 2018 Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) conference on June 20. The workshop concerns the growing media attacks upon academic faculty publishing or speaking publicly on environmental issues objectionable among some political conservatives. The workshop will include personal statements by victims of these attacks, a description of common attack strategies, discussion of resources available to individuals subject to these assaults and the AESS’ contribution to these resources.
  • Posted Apr 23, 2018

Grand Challenges of Conservation: Western Science & Indigenous Wisdom

This workshop, being held May 14-16 at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, aims to design project-based curriculum with an emphasis on learning outcomes assessment, place-based learning, and meeting of wisdoms between Western Science & Indigenous Wisdoms. This event is a professional development opportunity for faculty that includes collaborative and individual work time to draft practical, usable research and course designs. The deadline to register is May 1. The University of Hawai'i is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

This intensive faculty development program, being held from May 18-19, brings together faculty from all fields to explore the shifts in pedagogy needed to incorporate sustainability concepts, problems, or solutions into new or existing courses. Registration is open through April 27. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2018

Deadline to Apply May 1: AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

One week remains to apply for this AASHE workshop designed to support and advance sustainability professionals’ vision, energy, capabilities and support system as a sustainability change agent on campus. With a focus on flow, systems thinking, skills-building and strengthening relationships and community, attendees will explore important trends in the higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. The deadline to apply is May 1.
  • Posted Apr 18, 2018

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions Reminder

Each year, AASHE bestows its awards on institutions and individuals who demonstrate a commitment to higher education sustainability. Submit an entry by May 11 for your chance to be recognized through this esteemed program.
  • Posted Apr 18, 2018

AASHE Event: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

This workshop is designed for attendees to return to their campus with an understanding of how to integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion on their own campus. It is designed for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines. The deadline to register is June 8.
  • Posted Apr 18, 2018

AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education

Hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, this workshop will introduce participants to a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. The workshop is designed to highlight and make sense of the very broad set of topics and disciplines that are relevant for leading a transformational sustainability program. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. The deadline to register is June 15.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2018

National Wildlife Federation Campus Pollinator Pledge

The National Wildlife Federation is asking college and university students, faculty, and staff to take action on their campus to provide healthy habitat for pollinators. By taking the Campus Pollinator Pledge, campuses are committing to protect pollinators by providing healthy habitat through creation, restoration and protection efforts. Campuses that take the pledge are also committing to engage and educate their campus community.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2018

Call for Contributions: Competencies in Education for Sustainable Development

This special issue of Sustainability will focus on education for sustainable development (ESD) competencies. Suggested topics include the integration of ESD competencies in policies, strategies and programs, innovative pedagogical approaches to ESD competencies, processes and tools to assess ESD competencies, and professional development in ESD. The deadline for manuscript submission is Nov. 30.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2018

Call for Applications: Future Organic Farmer Education Grant

The California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation is now accepting applications for educational grant funding from students currently enrolled in the U.S. who are pursuing a career in organic agricultural production. Applications must be submitted by May 15.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement

This workshop, held at Central College from May 24-25, will introduce best practices for integrating sustainability-focused undergraduate research across the curriculum, with an emphasis on community-based research. Participants will have the opportunity to design courses with a research component as well as non-course-based research projects, such as summer research experiences and independent student-faculty projects. Central College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The registration deadline is April 15.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Colorado College

This workshop, held at Colorado College from May 17-18, is designed to help faculty develop an outline or course module that broadens the sustainability course offerings at their institution. Participants engage in exercises that foster a broad and deep understanding of sustainability, including reflection, field trips, and group discussion to support the development of a greater sense of place. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. Colorado College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to apply is April 13.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2018

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 18-22 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 Apr 9, 2018

March for Science

The March for Science, happening April 14, will bring people together who wish to hold U.S. political leaders accountable for passing equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all people and all communities.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2018