Opportunities

NWEI Campus EcoChallenge

The Campus EcoChallenge led by Northwest Earth Institute is a campus engagement tool that encourages behavior change toward sustainable action. With nine categories to choose from, including a "create your own", the dashboard allows participants to track their progress and connect with other participants. Registration begins Aug. 15.
  • Posted Aug 13, 2018

Call for Submissions: Safety Culture in Makerspaces and EHS Sustainability

The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Symposia encourages submissions to its upcoming event in Atlanta, from Nov. 13-14, focused on developing a safety culture in makerspaces and ensuring campus sustainability initiatives and sustainable spaces are founded in strong Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) practices and principles. EHS professionals, sustainability professionals, faculty, staff and students can submit sessions through Aug.17.
  • Posted Aug 13, 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 Aug 10, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Leverage Your Renewable Energy Impact Through Emerging Avoided Emissions PPA Strategies

This half-day, pre-conference workshop on Oct. 2 delves into renewable energy partnerships by examining the contemporary methods for reducing an institution’s greenhouse gas emissions using renewable energy procurement. In addition to hearing about how Boston University successfully worked with both private and academic partners to choose a renewable energy project, participants will review carbon emission accounting practices including traditional and marginal emission approaches using data synthesized by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. The workshop will be presented by Dennis Carlberg and Casey Kelly at Boston University; Inês Azevedo at Carnegie Mellon University; Christen Blum at Edison Energy; and Gavin McCormick with WattTime.
  • Posted Aug 9, 2018

2018 Tobacco-Free Grants for MSIs, & Community & Womens' Colleges

Truth Initiative is accepting applications for its Tobacco-Free College Program, which offers grants of up to $20,000 to women’s colleges, minority-serving academic institutions and community colleges to adopt a 100 percent tobacco-free-college policy. The deadline to apply is September 13.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2018

Projects That Matter Platform

Projects That Matter is a free nonprofit website connecting practitioners, students, faculty and volunteers with real world sustainable development projects. Researchers and practitioners can register their projects, and students and volunteers can search the database for course projects, independent study, thesis, capstone, and alternative assignments and activities. The platform is an initiative of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development in collaboration with Changing the Present.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2018

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 Aug 6, 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 Aug 6, 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. The competition will reveal a global comparison of cycling activities between universities, academic disciplines, self-generated teams and individuals.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Develop Your Toolkit for Sustainability Communication

This half-day, pre-conference workshop will explore how communications plays an increasingly important role as we rise to the challenge to reach the global Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how to create a communications strategy, discover best practices and get the tools to create a strong communications strategy to promote your sustainability initiatives. It will be presented by Pamela Gramlich at Colgate University; Nathan Jandl at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Lisa Nicolaison at Princeton University.
  • Posted Aug 3, 2018

Divest Invest Network Global Press Event

Any school that is planning on, or close to a decision on, divesting from fossil fuels is encouraged to participate in a coordinated publicity push and press event organized by Divest Invest Network. The press event will be in coordination with the Global Climate Action Summit taking place on Sept. 12-14.
  • Posted Jul 31, 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 Jul 30, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Catch: A Face-to-Face Simulation Game for Teaching About Sustainability & Resource Management

This half-day, pre-conference workshop will introduce Catch, a face-to-face systems dynamic simulation game focused on resource management. Catch 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, attendees will play a full game, debrief and discuss game management so that they are prepared use Catch on their own campuses. This workshop will be presented by Harold Glasser and Isaac Green at Western Michigan University.
  • Posted Jul 25, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: The Design Thinking Process: User-Centered Solutions to Complex and Confounding Problems

This half-day, pre-conference workshop will teach participants how to use the design thinking process to develop solutions to common issues as sustainability professionals. The design thinking process, which is out of Stanford University’s Institute of Design, is a user-focused solution design process. This workshop will be presented by Emily Schosid and Chad King with the University of Denver.
  • Posted Jul 18, 2018

AASHE Mentorship Program

As a benefit of AASHE membership, the Mentorship Program connects sustainability staff and faculty with peers to share knowledge, collaborate on projects and advance the field of higher education sustainability. Participants can expect a semi-structured process that facilitates ongoing collaboration between mentors and mentees, who will be matched based on desired goals, relevant experience and overall expertise. Apply to be a mentor or mentee by Aug. 24.
  • Posted Jul 18, 2018

Ashoka U Summer Webinar Series

The summer webinar series offered by Ashoka U will touch on change-making trends from the field, best practices, glimpses into top models from Ashoka's Changemaker Campuses, considerations for building a Change Team, and the future of field-building. The webinars are July 26, and Aug. 1 and 8.
  • Posted Jul 16, 2018

2018 Climate Leadership Awards

Offered in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, Second Nature's Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovation and leadership in climate action, including mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. In addition to three new award categories, Student Preparedness, Climate Innovation, and Cross-Sector Collaboration, one two-year institution and one four-year institution will be selected as the overall winner. Applications are due Sept. 20.
  • Posted Jul 16, 2018

2018 AASHE Conference Tours & Evening Events

Tours and evening events give participants the opportunity to see sustainability projects on local campuses, visit sustainability-related attractions in the community and learn more about the city with other conference attendees. Tours and events this year include Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper Quad Facility; the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; Chatham University’s Eden Hall; and the University of Pittsburgh’s urban campus in Oakland.
  • Posted Jul 16, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Organizing a Campus-Community Resilience Building Workshop

This half-day pre-conference workshop will train participants in how to organize and facilitate a community resilience building workshop. A community resilience building workshop is a community-driven process that aims to equitably improve resilience to natural and climate-related hazards. This how-to workshop will be presented by Ruby Woodside at Second Nature and Adam Whelchel at The Nature Conservancy.
  • Posted Jul 16, 2018

Call for Presentations: Sustainability and Development Conference

A collaboration between the University of Michigan and the journal World Development, this international conference seeks to bring together diverse and interdisciplinary stakeholders to engage with the best approaches to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and assess progress towards them. The conference is Nov. 9-11, at the University of Michigan. The deadline for conference submissions is July 22. Free registration is available to a limited number of undergraduates. Selected students will be paired with a senior researcher whose work best aligns with the student's interests.
  • Posted Jul 16, 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 Jul 9, 2018

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This asynchronous, online workshop, happening from July 9-Aug. 12, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse sustainability (ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. The intent of this course is to identify 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 July 9.
  • Posted Jul 9, 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 Jul 9, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Rising to Meet the Challenge of 100% Renewable Energy

This pre-conference, half-day workshop will cover a portfolio of approaches that can be part of a comprehensive renewable energy strategy including on-campus and community solar, off-site projects, aggregation, and academic integration. Providing a process for campuses to identify strategies, the workshop will assist participants in outlining key considerations appropriate to their institution's size, location and energy context. This workshop is presented by Christen Blum at Edison Energy, Ryan McPherson at University at Buffalo, Rob Andrejewski at University of Richmond, and Dennis Carlberg at Boston University.
  • Posted Jun 27, 2018

AASHE 2018 Workshop: Biophilic Design Principles: Green Infrastructure, Nature, Harmony and Resilience

This pre-conference, half-day workshop will explore the principles of the Biophilic Effect, a psychological phenomenon that describes humans’ need be in natural environments. Using the principles of biophilia, participants will learn about approaches to architecture that connect building occupants more closely to nature through infrastructure such as vegetative roofs and walls, bioswales and infiltration gardens, and low impact development projects. The workshop will be presented by Joanne Rodriguez with GreenStructure, Ltd, and Mary Ann Uhlmann with Urban Horticulture Consulting.
  • Posted Jun 27, 2018

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This asynchronous, online workshop, happening from July 9 through Aug. 12, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse sustainability (ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. The intent of this course is to identify 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 July 9.
  • Posted Jun 25, 2018

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

Registration closes July 6 for a new workshop, Leading Deep Change in Higher Education. Based on Refocus, a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority, the two-day workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be held in Waterloo, Ontario. An archived webinar is available to AASHE members expounding on the Refocus program and the benefits of participation.
  • Posted Jun 25, 2018

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. A 10 percent registration discount is offered 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