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Early Bird Pricing Ends This Week for AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

Themed Transforming Sustainability Education, the AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, Oct. 25-28 in Minneapolis, aims to engage campus change agents to lead the global sustainability movement through informative workshops, inspirational sessions, tours and an expo hall with innovative products and services from more than 80 exhibitors. The full conference registration package includes entrance to all education sessions, poster presentations and the AASHE Expo Hall, two breakfasts and two luncheons (on Monday and Tuesday), coffee breaks and the Expo Grand Opening and Welcome reception on Sunday. Full conference registration for students (members and non-members) also includes participation in the Student Summit. Early bird registration ends on Friday, July 10.
  • Posted Jul 6, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Creative Change Educational Solutions

AASHE members receive a 15 percent discount on curriculum licensing and professional development programs to integrate sustainability into the curriculum. This AASHE member-only discount ends Sept. 1.
  • Posted Jul 6, 2015

AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo Early Bird Pricing Through July 10

Themed Transforming Sustainability Education, the AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, Oct. 25-28 in Minneapolis, aims to engage campus change agents to lead the global sustainability movement through informative workshops, inspirational sessions, tours and an expo hall with innovative products and services from more than 80 exhibitors. The full conference registration package includes entrance to all education sessions, poster presentations and the AASHE Expo Hall, two breakfasts and two luncheons (on Monday and Tuesday), coffee breaks and the Expo Grand Opening and Welcome reception on Sunday. Full conference registration for students (members and non-members) also includes participation in the Student Summit. Early bird registration ends on Friday, July 10.
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015

Early Bird Pricing for AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo Ends July 10

Themed Transforming Sustainability Education, the AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, Oct. 25-28 in Minneapolis, aims to engage campus change agents to lead the global sustainability movement through informative workshops, inspirational sessions, tours and an expo hall with innovative products and services from more than 80 exhibitors. More than 2,000 attendees from around the world will network, share new ideas, strategies and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability on their campuses and surrounding communities. Early bird registration ends on Friday, July 10.
  • Posted Jun 22, 2015

AASHE Sustainability Awards Deadline Extension

Friday, June 19 is the last day to apply for the tenth annual AASHE Sustainability Awards! This is your chance to join the celebrated group of past finalists from over 60 campuses! We're looking for case studies, student leadership, and student research in campus sustainability submissions. Winners will receive a free AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo pass and more! Questions? Email awards@aashe.org. Otherwise, submit today! The submission period will close on Friday, June 19.
  • Posted Jun 15, 2015

Discover AASHE Business Member Benefits

Businesses have the opportunity to tweet with AASHE business development specialist Skyelar Habberfield on Thursday, June 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Skyelar will discuss business member benefits and how our business members can reach an exclusive group of sustainability higher education decision makers. Questions are being accepted now by tweeting at @AASHENews or by using the hashtag #AASHEchat. Questions can also be sent in advance by emailing marketing@aashe.org.
  • Posted Jun 12, 2015

AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Applications: 2 Days Left

There are 2 days remaining to submit for an AASHE Sustainability Award! There are three categories of awards this year: Campus Sustainability Case Study, Student Research on Campus Sustainability, and Student Sustainability Leadership. All winners will receive a free complimentary AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo pass and more! Apply today for your chance to join this celebrated group of leaders from over 60 campuses. Awards will be presented during the opening ceremony on Oct. 25 in Minneapolis, Minn. Submissions are due on June 11.
  • Posted Jun 8, 2015

ISSP Certification: Test Item Creation Workshop

Join the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) in Washington, D.C. on June 10 to assist in the creation of a certification for sustainability practitioners. The ISSP is developing the professional certification in response to the demand from members, employers and educators who wish to see this new field more precisely defined and codified. As part of the certification scheme, the ISSP is creating an online exam that measures the knowledge portion of specific competencies. The ISSP invites you to register to join the test item creation workshop on Wednesday, June 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern at the National Wildlife Federation office. The workshop will be facilitated by Rob Andrejewski, ISSP board member and director of sustainability at the University of Richmond.
  • Posted Jun 3, 2015

Request for Proposals: Host the Northeast Student Sustainability Leaders Symposium

The symposium's board of curators is currently requesting proposals from institutions of higher education in the northeast to host the symposium for 2016, 2017 and 2018. The symposium is a set of presentations, workshops, and round-table discussions by students or regional professionals. The structure of the symposium allows students from different schools to lead sessions on a variety of topics, providing valuable presentation experience as well as facilitating the spread of ideas between schools. Sessions are typically grouped by broad topics, or tracks, such as engagement, building a program, or communications. The symposium typically ends with a social gathering that allows these students to informally meet each other and share ideas. If you are interested in hosting please review the request for proposals and submit your completed proposal to tina.woolston@tufts.edu by close of business June 30.
  • Posted Jun 1, 2015

Human Factors Prize: Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research

The topic for the 2015 Human Factors Prize is Human Factors/Ergonomics Research in Sustainability/Resilience. We seek articles that describe research pertaining to sustainable development that goes beyond a single human lifespan and instead focuses on future generations. Consideration should be given to the interaction between humans and systems over the course of the next few decades and beyond. The prize carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. The award will be formally conferred at a special session at the HFES International Annual Meeting, where the recipient will present his or her work. Submission period is June 1 - July 1.
  • Posted Jun 1, 2015

AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Applications: 10 Days Left

There are 10 days remaining to submit for an AASHE Sustainability Award! There are three categories of awards this year: Campus Sustainability Case Study, Student Research on Campus Sustainability, and Student Sustainability Leadership. All winners will receive a free complimentary AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo pass and more! Apply today for your chance to join this celebrated group of leaders from over 60 campuses in the U.S. and Canada. Awards will be presented during the opening ceremony on Oct. 25 in Minneapolis, Minn. Submissions are due by June 11.
  • Posted Jun 1, 2015

Call for Proposals: Sustainability Reporting

This project from the Network for Business Sustainability aims to uncover how sustainability reporting can achieve the goal of communicating a wide range of sustainability-related activities in a way that meets the informational needs of a wide range of audiences. To cover expenses, $15,000 is available and budgets exceeding this amount will be considered. Deadline to apply is July 6, and final reporting will occur in February 2016.
  • Posted May 28, 2015

Annual Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit Registration Discount

This summit offers attendees the chance to network, learn and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans, and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Early pricing ends June 3. The fifth annual event is happening from June 24-26 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Posted May 28, 2015

AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Applications

The AASHE Sustainability Awards is accepting submissions for three categories of awards: Campus Sustainability Case Study, Student Research on Campus Sustainability, and Student Sustainability Leadership. All winners will receive a free complimentary AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo pass and more! Apply today for your chance to join this celebrated group of leaders from over 60 campuses in the U.S. and Canada. Awards will be presented during the opening ceremony on Oct. 25 in Minneapolis, Minn. Submissions are due by June 11.
  • Posted May 26, 2015

Call for Papers: World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities

The 3rd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2016), themed Designing Tomorrow’s Campus: Resiliency, Vulnerability, and Adaptation, will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 14-16, 2016. The conference aims to provide universities with an opportunity to display their education for sustainable development works, to foster exchange of information, ideas and experiences, and to discuss methodological approaches and project which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curriculum. A select number of accepted papers will be published in either the International Journal of Sustianability in Higher Education or in books as part of the World Sustainability Series, published by Springer publisher. Abstract submissions are due by Sept. 30, 2015.
  • Posted May 18, 2015

Call for Proposals: Students for Zero Waste Conference

The Second Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference at the University of New Hampshire from Oct. 9-10 is now accepting workshop proposals about zero waste initiatives in the form of statement of a problem, skills building, solutions and action. Deadline for proposal submissions is June 5.
  • Posted May 14, 2015

Call for Proposals: Turning NPS Activities Into Replicable Programs

The Instructional Technology Council (ITC), in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Unified Community Anchors Network (U.S. UCAN), is seeking proposals from community college faculty to pilot the integration and implementation of new learning activities from the NPS into online activities and/or courses. Deadline to apply is June 15.
  • Posted May 13, 2015

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2015 Summit Discount

Join AASHE for the Sustainable Leadership Purchasing Council's 2015 Summit in Seattle on May 26-28, 2015. The AASHE community receives a 10 percent discount (off the SPLC nonmember ticket price only) with code AASHE.
  • Posted May 11, 2015

Live Tweet with Fahmida Ahmed, AASHE Board of Director Chair

On May 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern Fahmida Ahmed, AASHE board chair, will be live tweeting to answer questions related to campus sustainability, AASHE's governance, strategic plan, and the board's outlook for the future.
  • Posted May 8, 2015

Australasian 15th International ACTS Conference Call for Proposals

The Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) is now accepted proposals and papers for its 15th annual conference in Geelong, Victoria, Australia at Deakin University in October. The four conference streams are leadership and governance, partnerships and engagement, learning and teaching, and facilities and operations. Deadline for submissions is June 10.
  • Posted May 5, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary Program

AASHE members receive 50 percent off Audubon International's Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program when the discount code is applied. Click AASHE members receive 50 percent off Audubon International's Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program when the discount code is applied. Click here to view the code.
  • Posted May 4, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program

AASHE members receive 50 percent off Audubon International's new Sustainable Communities Program when the discount code is applied. Click here to view the code.
  • Posted May 4, 2015

French-Speaking Green Gown Awards Call for Submissions

The French network Campus Responsables launches the second annual les Trophées des campus responsables, the French-speaking edition of the Green Gown Awards. New for 2015, the Awards are open to French-speaking campuses from Québec, in addition to France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The French speaking Green Gown Award winners will automatically be entered with the U.K. and Australasian winners in three categories to compete for the coveted International Green Gown Awards. Deadline to apply is July 31.

Le réseau français Campus Responsables lance pour la seconde année les Trophées des campus responsables, l’édition francophone des Green Gown Awards. Nouveauté de taille en 2015 : les Trophées sont ouverts aux campus français, belges, suisses et luxembourgeois, mais aussi aux campus québécois ! Les campus lauréats de certaines catégories de prix verront leurs candidatures automatiquement mises en compétition aux côtés de celles des lauréats britanniques, australiens et néo-zélandais pour les très attendus International Green Gown Awards. Les campus francophones ont jusqu’au 31 juillet pour candidater, dossier à télécharger en cliquant ici.
  • Posted May 4, 2015

16th Annual Brower Youth Awards

Hosted by the Earth Island Institute, North American college students are encouraged to apply for the award based on their demonstrated excellence in environmental leadership, and the creativity, impact, replicability and relevance of the project. Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Applications will be accepted until 12:00 a.m. Eastern, May 19.
  • Posted Apr 29, 2015

Second Nature's 2015 Climate Leadership Awards

The Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation, and resilience at signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. This year, Second Nature is partnering with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools. Award winners will be recognized as part of the 2015 Greenbuild Leadership Awards Program on November 19 in Washington, D.C. Finalists not selected for the award will be invited to participate in a video competition. Applications due May 8, 2015 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2015

Survey: Higher Ed and Sustainable Materials Management Industry Collaboration

Help refine a position paper calling on campus leaders and the public and private sectors of the SMM industry to undertake ten key activities towards better collaboration. A short survey to review, revise and endorse this draft is open until May 8. Survey findings will be presented, and an action plan developed, at the National Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Summit, May 12-13 at the University of Maryland, College Park. For more information, contact: CampusCouncil@NRCrecycles.org
  • Posted Apr 27, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Audubon Int'l Cooperative Sanctuary Program

AASHE members receive 50 percent off Audubon International's Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program when the discount code is applied. Click here to view the code.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Audubon Int'l Sustainable Communities Program

AASHE members receive 50 percent off Audubon International's new Sustainable Communities Program when the discount code is applied. Click here to view the code.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2015

Full Cost Analysis Curriculum Development Workshop

The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability announces a new workshop program to assist faculty as they infuse a new method of assessment into the classroom with an all-inclusive on-line learning module. Full Cost Analysis (FCA) is a method of management based in an accounting framework which allows consideration of economics, environmental issues and social issues when making a wide array of decisions, actions and programs. FCA allows the three tenants of sustainability (economics, environment, social systems) to be considered together to bring about a holistic understanding of a situation. This topic is relevant to all disciplines. Stipends award each faculty member $1,500 for participation in and travel to this workshop. Funding for this project is being provided through a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Deadline for applications is May 8.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2015

AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Applications Now Open

The AASHE Sustainability Awards are now open for applications! Submissions are sought for three categories of awards: Campus Sustainability Case Study, Student Research on Campus Sustainability, and Student Sustainability Leadership. All winners will receive a free complimentary AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo pass and more! Apply today for your chance to join this celebrated group of leaders from over 60 campuses in the U.S. and Canada. Awards will be presented during the opening ceremony on Oct. 25 in Minneapolis, Minn. Submissions are due by June 11.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2015

AASHE 10-Year Anniversary Live Tweet Session: The New AASHE Bulletin

You are invited to join Crystal Simmons, AASHE Bulletin editor, for a one-hour live tweet session on April 23 from 3-4:00 p.m. Eastern. Crystal will be answering all AASHE Bulletin questions during the hour. If you are unsure of how to submit or what the new submission guidelines are, you won't want to miss this conversation. Questions can be submitted on Twitter by tweeting at our handle, @AASHENews, and using the hashtag #AASHEchat.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2015

2015 Champions of the Earth Award

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is inviting nominations for the 2015 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations' flagship environment award that recognizes outstanding environmental visionaries and leaders and seeks to build momentum for the transition to a sustainable future. Deadline for receipt of nominations for 2015 has been extended to April 30.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2015

The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement

Offered through Library Juice Academy, this course focuses on the role of the academic librarian in the sustainability movement sweeping across U.S. campuses. The co-mingling of sustainability subject areas offers limitless opportunities for collaboration and cross-pollination between librarians and the faculty, students, staff and administrators we support. Emphasis will be on the curriculum with a preliminary exploration of how facilities management and co-curricular activities tie into the teaching and learning of sustainability. The course is from May 4-29.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2015

Human Factors Prize: Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research

The topic for the 2015 Human Factors Prize is Human Factors/Ergonomics Research in Sustainability/Resilience. We seek articles that describe research pertaining to sustainable development that goes beyond a single human lifespan and instead focuses on future generations. Consideration should be given to the interaction between humans and systems over the course of the next few decades and beyond. The prize carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. The award will be formally conferred at a special session at the HFES International Annual Meeting, where the recipient will present his or her work. Submission period is June 1 - July 1.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2015

Logo Design Competition 2015 World Environment Day

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) invites designers around the world to create and submit their best logo design for the World Environment Day (WED) 2015 campaign. The designer whose logo is selected to be the official logo for 2015 WED will win a trip to Milan, Italy to visit the Expo Milano 2015. Submissions are due by April 19 at 4:59 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Apr 14, 2015

Second Nature 2015 Climate Leadership Awards

The Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation, and resilience at signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. This year, Second Nature is partnering with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools. Award winners will be recognized as part of the 2015 Greenbuild Leadership Awards Program on November 19 in Washington, D.C. Finalists not selected for the award will be invited to participate in a video competition. Applications due May 8.
  • Posted Apr 13, 2015

2015 IARU Global University Climate Forum

The 2015 Global University Climate Forum taking place during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015. The Global University Climate Forum is a call to action for university students. Student teams are invited to submit ideas for a project that will have measurable impacts – on campus, in communities or regions, or in the world. Selected teams will be invited to send two or three student representatives to participate in a one-day workshop during the conference. There are two application periods - one closing April 30 and the other Oct. 1, 2015.
  • Posted Apr 7, 2015

U Vermont Campus Sustainability Leadership Program

The university is offering a five-day Campus Sustainability Leadership Program this summer. This program will focus on the institution's role in the transformation to a sustainable future with opportunities to expand the professional network of participants and learn from leaders in the field. The program can be taken as a professional certificate program.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainability

Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference at Winthrop University taking place on Nov. 6-7 is now accepting papers that relate to the theme and are interdisciplinary in nature. Example of possible topics include and are not limited to the privatization of water, climate change, water security and insecurity, food, water and the environment, and financing and investment schemes. Abstracts for individual papers, panels and posters are due by April 10.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015

Earth Day 2015 MobilizeU

Earth Day Network provides a platform for college students from around the globe to mobilize their campus for Earth Day 2015 happening on April 22. The website provides a media toolkit, the Billion Acts of Green platform, and resources for holding a climate communication forum.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015

Call for Applications: EPEAT Purchaser Awards

The EPEAT Purchaser Awards are open to all organizations that purchase EPEAT-registered products. EPEAT, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, is managed by the Green Electronics Council. Applications are due by April 6.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

Call for Applications: Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute

The Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute (TELI) is a four-day interdisciplinary workshop that brings together educators from diverse backgrounds to engage in environmental issues. This year's theme is Climate-Safe Energy Futures: Vision, Implementation, and Education. The workshop will take place at Tufts University (near Boston, Mass.) from May 19-22. Topics covered will range from climate change to renewable energy to international equity. Educators are invited to apply by April 15.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainability

Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability Conference at Winthrop University taking place on Nov. 6-7 is now accepting papers that relate to the theme and are interdisciplinary in nature. Example of possible topics include and are not limited to the privatization of water, climate change, water security and insecurity, food, water and the environment, and financing and investment schemes. Abstracts for individual papers, panels and posters are due by April 10.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015

Call for Proposals: 2015 Fuller Challenge

Recognized as “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award”, the Fuller Challenge invites students from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy. Entries will be accepted until March 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015

SEPN Education Policy and Practice Survey

All post-secondary students, faculty, sessional instructors, facilities managers, sustainability staff and administrators in an education institution in Canada are invited to participate in a 15-20 minute online survey to help Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) identify how education policy and practice on sustainability might be better developed and implemented. Participants will be entered for one of three $150 gift certificates to a bookstore of their choice.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Audubon Int'l Cooperative Sanctuary Prog

AASHE members receive 50 percent off Audubon International's Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program when the discount code is applied. Click here to view the code.
  • Posted Mar 9, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Audubon Int'l Sustainable Communities Prog

AASHE members receive 50 percent off Audubon International's new Sustainable Communities Program when the discount code is applied. Click here to view the code.
  • Posted Mar 9, 2015

Call for Abstracts: Sustainability and the Library

Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy invites contributions that integrate science, practice and policy in original research, case studies and policy analysis. Submissions should address social, economic, political and biological/environmental interactions relevant to sustainability problems. Deadline to submit abstracts is May 1.
  • Posted Mar 9, 2015

Sustainability Staffing Survey: Deadline is Today

Anyone in a paid sustainability position in higher education can take the survey and be entered to win a FREE AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo registration pass! To qualify for the survey, you must be in a paid sustainability position in a higher education institution or college/university system office with either broad responsibility for campus sustainability, or focus on a particular area such as energy, recycling or curriculum. If you qualify, click here. The survey closes today, March 10.
  • Posted Mar 9, 2015

Sustainability Staffing Survey: Deadline Extension March 10

The 2015 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey deadline has been extended! Anyone in a paid sustainability position in higher education can take the survey and be entered to win a FREE AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo registration pass! To qualify for the survey, you must be in a paid sustainability position in a higher education institution or college/university system office with either broad responsibility for campus sustainability, or focus on a particular area such as energy, recycling or curriculum. If you qualify, click here. The survey closes March 10.
  • Posted Mar 2, 2015