Opportunities

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

Call for Reviewers: AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

Calling all interested parties to review abstract submissions for the AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education. Reviewers will be asked to review 20-25 proposals on topics that offer the strongest level of expertise, and will not review any personally submitted proposals. Deadline to apply for a reviewer position is Feb. 25.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2015

Deadline Extension: AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo Proposals

The AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo deadline for call for proposals has been extended for one more week until March 2 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Proposals should highlight sustainability successes and lessons learned. AASHE recently held a live Twitter session about the conference call for proposals, and now there's a blog post about the questions and answers. Submission deadline is March 2.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2015

AASHE 2015 Sustainability in Higher Education Staffing Survey

The 2015 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey is open! We encourage anyone in a paid sustainability position in higher education to 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 and be entered to win a free conference pass! The survey closes Feb. 20.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Integrated Sustainability Mgmt Program

Colorado State University offers all AASHE members a discount for its new online certificate program on Integrated Sustainability Management. All AASHE members are eligible for a 40 percent discount on the mastery badge and 25 percent discount on the quest badge.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

Call for Applications: 2015 Clean Energy Competition

The Clean Energy Competition is a multi-stage, student-organized business plan competition in which teams compete for a $50,000 grand prize and category prizes. University teams from across the U.S. can enter their business ideas in energy efficiency, renewable energy, or infrastructure and resources. Application submissions are due by March 7.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

Call for Applications: Awards in Solar Energy Research

The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE's mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities. The objective of the awards is to support scientific research in energy efficiency and renewable energy by attracting the best scientists and engineers to pursue breakthrough technologies in a highly prestigious postdoctoral research program. Deadline to apply is May 7.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

Call for Proposals: AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

Submissions are now being accepted for the AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education, in Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 25 - 28. There are six tracks to choose from and new presentation-type options. The six tracks are operations, curriculum, research, engagement, innovation and art. The submission period closes Feb. 23. Read more here and submit your proposal.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

Call for Students: Conduct Free Local Business Energy Audits

The Green Impact Campaign is a national student-powered movement working to raise awareness of energy consumption. Students across the country are provided with virtual training and cloud-based tools to conduct free energy audits for local businesses in their community.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

Energy Dept $2.5M for Collegiate Clean Energy Tech

The newly announced $2.5 million in funding for the Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) aims to support the commercialization of promising technologies for sectors such as solar and wind that reduce carbon pollution and grow the clean energy economy. The Cleantech UP Collegiate Competitions will provide prizes for eight individual university-focused competitions that will equip students with business skills to move clean energy technologies from the discovery phase to the marketplace.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

Sustainable Campus International Competition 2015

The Sustainable Campus International Competition (SCIC) 2015 invites students to develop a sustainability project proposal they can implement within their campuses or local communities within one academic year (Sept. 2015 – June 2016). The SCIC will award $3,000 Canadian dollar ($2,410) to start the project. Ideas must be submitted before Feb. 15.
  • Posted Feb 9, 2015

USGBC Curricular Needs for Higher Education Survey

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is engaging a focus group and conducting a survey to determine the types of curricular resources and technology platforms instructors use and need to provide high quality educational experiences for their students around sustainability and green building. Please take the short survey here by end of day Feb. 13. If you are interested in participating in the focus group, you have the option to provide contact information within the survey.
  • Posted Feb 9, 2015

AASHE 2015 Sustainability in Higher Education Staffing Survey

The 2015 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey is open! We encourage anyone in a paid sustainability position in higher education to 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 and be entered to win a free conference pass!
  • Posted Feb 2, 2015

Call for Submissions: MIT Clean Energy Prize

The MIT Clean Energy Prize is a multi-stage, student-organized business plan competition in which teams compete for a $250,000 grand prize and category prizes. University teams from across the U.S. can enter their business ideas in one of three categories: energy efficiency, renewable energy, or infrastructure and resources. Entries must be submitted no later than Feb. 8.
  • Posted Feb 2, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Tuition Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School will waive the application fee and offer 15% off tuition for its MBA, MPA, Dual Degree or Certificate programs to individuals who work for AASHE institutions. Offer valid through January 29.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announced the opening of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Students are invited to submit commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to global food system challenges. All participants get access to the Design Challenge Toolbox and supporting resources, including sessions with mentors and biomimicry professionals. The grand prize, to be awarded in 2016, is $100,000. Submissions are due August 3.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015

Call for Reviewers: AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo

Calling all interested parties to review abstract submissions for the AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education. Reviewers will be asked to review 20-25 proposals on topics of which they offer the strongest level of expertise, and will not review any personally submitted proposals.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015

Call for Submissions: INSS 2015 Conference

The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability is now accepting abstracts for its 2015 conference themed Social Sustainability and Infrastructure. Academic papers and non-traditional written media can be submitted that examine one of the two areas: defining social, political or ethical issues that emerge in the pursuit of sustainability, or encountering social, political or ethical approaches to addressing broad issues of sustainability. 500-1,000 word abstracts are due by February 15.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015

Call for Proposals: AESS 2015 Conference Deadline Extension

The Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences 2015 Conference is currently accepting individual abstracts for paper and poster presentations, workshops and panels to its theme Confronting Frontiers, Borders, and Boundaries taking place at the University of California San Diego on June 24-27. The conference theme will allow for interdisciplinary discussions about issues such as transboundary pollution, environmental equity and representation, international connections and collaborations, and teaching across disciplines. Submissions are due by January 30.
  • Posted Jan 19, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: National Conference on Student Leadership

The National Center for Student Life is offering a discounted rate to the National Conference on Student Leadership in Orlando, FL from March 26-28. AASHE members can take advantage of this exclusive 15 percent discount until January 23.
  • Posted Jan 5, 2015

Call for Proposals: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region

The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium and the New England Campus Sustainability Forum are accepting proposals for the April 2015 conference titled Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region. Key conference objectives are to understand and discuss the most important and urgent regional sustainability issues, determine collective impact to address these issues and to grow as sustainability professionals. Submission deadline is January 23.
  • Posted Jan 5, 2015

Call for Papers: BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015

Organized by the editors of BioCycle magazine, this year's conference, April 13-16, is currently accepting 250-word abstracts for conference presentations about composting, anaerobic digestion, food recovery and recycling, climate resilient communities and urban agriculture connections. The abstract submittal deadline is December 31.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

Call for Papers: Business, Peace and Sustainability Development

The new journal from Greenleaf Publishing is currently accepting papers between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Acceptable topics include and are not limited to social impact of corporate peace, tools and mechanisms of corporate peace and sustainable development, and business and disaster reduction.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

Call for Proposals: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Greenbuild is now accepting proposals for presenters and topics for Greenbuild 2015 including climate, certification systems, design innovation, energy efficiency, green schools, health and well-being, and net zero. This conference features educational sessions covering aspects of sustainable design, construction, and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, and environment and the domestic and global economy. All proposals must be submitted by January 16.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

Call for Submissions: International Film Festival

The International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture is accepting submissions for films pertaining to environment, health and culture issues. There are five submission categories: international feature film, international short film, documentary feature, documentary short and newcomer. The film festival will be held on May 27. Deadline for submissions is May 4.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

End of Year Discount for New STARS Users

To encourage new participants, AASHE is offering a $250 discount on a STARS full access subscription for any institution that has yet to submit its first report. To take advantage of this offer, use the following discount code when registering or purchasing a subscription in the STARS Reporting Tool: NEVERSUBMITTED Valid until December 31.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

AASHE Member Discount: Northwest Earth Institute Course Books

The Northwest Earth Institute offers AASHE members a discount of $5 off each $25 sustainability-focused course book. Course book titles include Choices for Sustainable Living, Menu for the Future, Seeing Systems, Voluntary Simplicity, and more.
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014

Save the Date: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region

Offered by the Northeast Campus sustainability Consortium, Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region is a conference hosted by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst April 9 -10, 2015. A call for presentations and conference details including lodging, schedule, speakers and sponsors will be updated as available.
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014

Working on your first STARS report?

To encourage new participants, AASHE is offering a $250 discount on a STARS full access subscription for any institution that has yet to submit its first report. To take advantage of this offer, use the following discount code when registering or purchasing a subscription in the STARS Reporting Tool: NEVERSUBMITTED Valid until December 31.
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014

AASHE Advisory Council Opportunities

AASHE’s Advisory Council promotes and supports the organization’s growth and development, and advises staff on complex or specialized matters and general programmatic goals. The Advisory Council consists of leaders from higher education, business, nonprofit and government sectors, are nominated by AASHE members, volunteers and staff, and approved by the Board of Directors. There are 10 open positions. All applicants must be associated with a current AASHE member organization. Applications must be completed by December 3.
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014

Climate Studies Course Implementation Workshop for MSI Faculty

Offered by Second Nature and the American Meteorological Society (AMS), AMS is now enrolling 25 Minority-Serving Institution faculty members to attend the next expenses-paid Course Implementation Workshop. The event will take place in Washington, DC from May 17-22, 2015. The deadline for application is March 13.
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014

STARS Steering Committee Opportunities

AASHE is currently seeking 4 campus representatives to join the STARS Steering Committee. In order to be considered, you must complete the application on the AASHE website by Wednesday, December 8. To more fully engage the community, this year STARS participants will have an opportunity to select two of the new members. For more information, see the application instructions or email stars@aashe.org.
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014

Energy Dept $1M Funding Opportunity for University Research

This funding opportunity makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for teams at U.S.-based institutions of higher education to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies. Submission deadline for concept papers is December 19.
  • Posted Nov 24, 2014

Transformative Dialogues Teaching & Learning Journal Submissions

With a special theme, Post-secondary Sustainability Leadership and Education, the journal is seeking submissions on any aspect of post-secondary sustainability education and/or leadership, including examples at the educational developer, instructor, curriculum, institutional and national levels. Deadline for submission is April 15.
  • Posted Nov 24, 2014

Call for Nominations: 2014 Best of Green Schools

The Best of Green Schools list is an annual announcement made by the Center for Green Schools highlighting schools, districts, individuals and communities in 10 categories for their efforts to create healthy, efficient learning environments. Higher education leaders can be recognized for a variety of sustainable measures including energy conservation, environmental innovation, collaborative platforms and policies to green school infrastructure. Submit your nominations online by November 22.
  • Posted Nov 17, 2014

Call for Nominations: AASHE Board of Directors

AASHE invites any AASHE member to nominate candidates to the board of directors, which advises, governs, oversees policy and direction, and assists with the leadership and general promotion of AASHE so as to support the organization’s mission and needs. The full board holds multi-day, in-person meetings at least once a year and holds bimonthly phone meetings. Overall, board members should expect to contribute an average of 5 to 10 hours per month to AASHE. The closing date for nominations is November 24, and applications are due by December 3. Nominees will receive an email with application instructions.
  • Posted Nov 17, 2014

2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Call for Proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Request for Proposals seeks teams of students to participate in the Collegiate Wind Competition, which challenges teams to design and construct a wind-driven power system, develop a business plan to market their product, and demonstrate their knowledge of current and emerging issues facing the wind industry.
  • Posted Nov 10, 2014

Post STARS Submission Ideas to Share Your Story

Congratulations! You've navigated through STARS, collected data, documented it, and submitted a report. What’s next? Showcase your efforts by showing off the newly earned STARS seal, share STARS with campus stakeholders, create a communication plan, and use STARS as a recruitment tool. In addition to actions you can take at your institution, AASHE encourages feedback from its participants. Now that your institution's report is complete, we encourage you more than ever to share questions and feedback to help shape the system. Click here to read more about how to keep momentum moving forward.
  • Posted Nov 10, 2014

Energy Dept 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

Open to students and faculty in the U.S. and Canada, the competition, formerly known as the Challenge Home Student Design Competition, poses teams with a specific design problem and requires either a redesign an existing floor plan or creation of a new house design that satisfies the project requirements.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014

Call for Papers: Int'l Journal of Sustainability in Higher Ed

This issue of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education aims to present contemporary, state-of-the-art applications of how social science theories, models, and findings can help overcome campus sustainability challenges and to illustrate the diversity of social science campus sustainability research conducted across the world. Papers are sought from a range of social sciences including but not limited to anthropology, communication, economics, education, geography, psychology, political science, and sociology. Interdisciplinary social science contributions are also welcome. Submissions are accepted through November 15.
  • Posted Oct 20, 2014