Opportunities

Academia United on Climate Change Letter

Academia United on Climate Change is a sign-on letter open to all members of the academic community that encourages the leaders of U.S. colleges and universities to work together and with other coalitions in leading the U.S. effort to combat global climate change. The letter will be delivered to the leadership of colleges and universities nationwide.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2017

Global Climate Change Week 2017

Global Climate Change Week (GCCW), scheduled for Oct. 9-15, aims to encourage academic communities in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities and policy makers on climate change action and solutions. GCCW provides an open-ended framework for voluntary activities aimed at raising awareness, inspiring behavior change and driving political transformation in relation to climate policy.

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Online Workshop from Moraine Valley CC

This online event, organized by Moraine Valley Community College in partnership with AASHE, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse issues of sustainability (ecological stability, social equity and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Sustainability issues cross all disciplines, thus the intent of this course is to identify those areas of intersection. Solutions to real-world sustainability problems will be explored. Three graduate credits are available to participants through Aurora University. Participants must have earned a bachelor's degree in order to receive graduate credits. The deadline to register is June 25. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2017

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo

Registration is open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, happening Oct. 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. Themed "Stronger in Solidarity," sessions will highlight how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all. Participants will have access to effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions which advance sustainability in higher education institutions and surrounding communities. Rates increase on Aug. 1.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2017

CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship

The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) Young Investigator Scholarship, for $2,500, focuses on supporting undergraduate through Ph.D. students conducting research and education in the fields of composting and compost use. The application deadline is June 30.
  • Posted Jun 13, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: $25 Off Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) Membership

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a non-profit membership organization for executives and officials in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO’s mission is to define, develop and support the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. AASHE members can now receive $25 off an individual ACCO membership. The discount expires June 30.
  • Posted Jun 11, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Sustainability & Behavior Change Certificate

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate through the University of California San Diego Extension. The new certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change provides an online setting for an advanced educational training in conservation psychology, behavior change strategies and community engagement tools.
  • Posted Jun 11, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: Complimentary Access to ACCO Training Resources

AASHE members receive complimentary trial access to a subset of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) online training resources that can help address challenges related to climate change and sustainable energy. ACCO will provide up to three individual accounts on its online training portal to each institution. The offer expires June 30.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement

This joint statement from leaders of 125 cities, 183 colleges and universities, nine states, and 902 businesses and investors declares a shared intent continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions despite the Trump administration's position on climate change and its recent decision to back out of the Paris Agreement. Senior college and university leaders can still participate.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Workshop at U California Santa Barbara

This workshop, happening June 26 in Santa Barbara, California, will provide peer-to-peer support for faculty who wish to add sustainability or climate change education to an existing course. Discussion and brainstorming will center on pedagogical approaches and resources. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The University of California is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

National Recycling Coalition 2017 Awards Call for Nominations

The National Recycling Coalition is accepting nominations through 5 p.m. Eastern on June 30 for outstanding higher education programs. The Outstanding Higher Education Program award will go to a college or university with an exceptional program in recycling or connecting higher education and the industry in the areas such as degrees and career services.

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off ACCO Climate Change Professional (CC-P) Credential

AASHE members are eligible to receive a $100 discount on the Climate Change Professional (CC-P) credential offered by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO). ACCO is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to define, develop and support the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. The discount expires June 30.
  • Posted May 25, 2017

Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop: 4 Days Left to Register

June 2 is the registration deadline for this workshop for faculty, administrators and staff of all disciplines who wish to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. The format will include opportunities for participants to bring forward topics from their own experiences to inform the discussion and gain insight from the perspectives of the presenters as well as fellow participants. The workshop is happening June 28–30 at University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment.
  • Posted May 24, 2017

Supporting Sustainability on Campus With a Library Action Plan for Engagement

This online course, offered June 5-30, will use a reflective process, readings, exercises and participation in a discussion forum to support the role of the academic librarian in the sustainability movement. The instructors will offer individual feedback to participants as they craft an action plan that matches the needs of their library and institution.
  • Posted May 22, 2017

Campus Compact Request for Proposals: Funding for Positive Engagement

Campus Compact's Fund for Positive Engagement if offering mini-grants of $5,000 to campuses to support small-scale, short-term experiments that it hopes will reveal practices that contribute to the development and documentation of interventions to build strong and diverse communities on and off campus. Those wanting to learn more have the option to participate in a May 22 or June 1 informational webinar. Proposals are due by July 14.
  • Posted May 22, 2017

Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum

This abbreviated workshop, happening June 2 at Harris-Stowe State University in collaboration with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will explore how educators can meaningfully integrate sustainability into their classrooms. Participants will receive information that facilitate efforts to infuse sustainability into their own curriculum. Participants will also have opportunities to extend research and teaching across disciplines and create new networks with colleagues from around the region. The deadline to register is May 31. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers' workshops to find an event to attend.

Teaching Business and Human Rights Survey

This survey aims to map the current state of university instruction on the subject of business and human rights issues and related corporate responsibility topics with an explicit human rights dimension. It will do so by identifying where (country, institution, discipline) and in what fashion business and human rights has been integrated into university curricula and academic activities. This online survey is a joint effort of the Principles for Responsible Management Education Working Group on Business and Human Rights, and the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum. The deadline to contribute is June 15.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: $25 Off Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) Membership

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a non-profit membership organization for executives and officials in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO’s mission is to define, develop and support the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. AASHE members can now receive $25 off an individual ACCO membership. Discount expires June 30, 2017.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum Workshop

Indigenous faculty members and knowledge holders will gather with faculty who are focused on sustainability education to discuss the synergies between indigenous teachings and sustainability goals. Held at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, on June 15, the day will involve exploring the synergies between these models and sustainability curriculum activities such as sustainability learning outcomes, applied student sustainability projects and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The deadline to register is June 5. Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers' workshops to find an event to attend.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo Registration & Schedule

Registration is open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, happening Oct. 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. With the theme "Stronger in Solidarity," sessions will discuss how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all. Registering now through May 31 offers the best rate on registration. View the full schedule and consider registering before May 31.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Global Survey on Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

The aim of this survey is to better understand the challenges and solutions business and management educators around the world face as they seek to include the issue of poverty and inequality into business school curricula, modules, programs and courses. As such, it aims to understand progress made since a 2012 survey on responsible management, and explore the topic of responsible management education in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The survey is being conducted by Principles for Responsible Management Education. The deadline to contribute is June 9.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative

Leaders of higher education institutions are invited to endorse a letter calling on elected representatives to put a price on carbon. Putting a price on carbon can act as a catalyst to greenhouse gas emissions reductions and a transition to a clean energy economy. To date, over 30 college and university presidents have signed on. On Wednesday, May 17, organizers of the initiative are hosting a Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative conference call from 1-2:00 p.m. Eastern for anyone interested in learning more about carbon pricing, the initiative and how to get presidents onboard.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Second Nature 2017 Climate Leadership Award Nominations

The 8th annual Climate Leadership Awards invite applications from signatory campuses of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. These awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience. Nominees will be considered based on their commitment to climate neutrality, curriculum integration, partnerships and innovative leadership. Second Nature offers these awards in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Applications are due no later than May 26.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration Open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo

The 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Stronger in Solidarity,” in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 15-18, will bring together 2,000+ sustainability champions from around the world to share ideas and be inspired. Register before May 31 to take advantage of early bird prices.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Using Campus & Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs

This interactive workshop, from Aug. 2-4 at Furman University in South Carolina, will create a platform for sharing and establishing best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as sustainability living learning labs. The three-day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding and maintaining sustainability living learning lab programs both on campus and in the surrounding community. Participants will be asked to share their experiences, vision, approach and curricular integration strategies for creating and expanding sustainability living learning labs at their respective universities. The deadline to register is May 20. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted May 12, 2017

Online Workshop: Sustainability Across the Curriculum

This online event, organized by Moraine Valley Community College in partnership with AASHE, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse issues of sustainability (ecological stability, social equity and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Sustainability issues cross all disciplines and the intent of this course is to identify those areas of 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. Three graduate credits are available to students through Aurora University. Students must have earned a bachelor's degree in order to receive graduate credits. The deadline to register for the first online workshop is May 21 and June 25 for the second workshop. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted May 12, 2017

May 19 Deadline Approaching: AASHE Sustainability Awards

The annual AASHE Sustainability Awards submission period closes in three days. Ten awards will be given in three categories: Campus Sustainability Achievement, Campus Sustainability Research and Student Sustainability Leadership. Apply by May 19 to be considered for an award.
  • Posted May 11, 2017

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop

This three-day workshop, happening June 28–30 at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, will utilize a range of workshop strategies to familiarize participants with approaches to recognize the interconnections of sustainability, diversity and equity. Participants will be exposed to diverse perspectives and dialogue with colleagues from other disciplines and campuses as they gain skills to incorporate these topics in their syllabi, lesson plans and campus projects. The deadline to register is June 2.
  • Posted May 11, 2017

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 8, 2017

Call for Proposals: Students for Zero Waste 2017

Post-Landfill Action Network invites proposals for the Students for Zero Waste event in Philadelphia from Nov. 3-4. Organizers are looking for workshops and presenters to have a diversity of thought, experience and background in zero waste, environmental justice and sustainability practices in general. Proposal submissions are due June 1.
  • Posted May 1, 2017

FAFO Funding for Organic Research

Farmers Advocating for Organic (FAFO) is accepting letters of interest from academic and research institutions who are interested in conducting research related to organic farmers, organic farming practices and organic food, and projects that provide organic agricultural education for farmers, or educate consumers and other key stakeholders on the benefits of organic food and farming. There are two grant cycles remaining in 2017 with application deadlines June 15 and Sept. 15.
  • Posted May 1, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Workshop at U California Santa Barbara

This workshop, happening June 26 in Santa Barbara, California, will provide peer-to-peer support for faculty who wish to add sustainability or climate change education to an existing course. Discussion and brainstorming will center on pedagogical approaches and resources. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The University of California is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Participants of this two-day workshop will explore how to permeate sustainability, very broadly defined, across the higher education curriculum while facilitating interdisciplinary dialog. Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2017

Environmental Education Research: Special Issue Call for Proposals

This special issue of Environmental Education Research will focus on investigating the relationship between research and policy in environmental and sustainability education. Contributions should examine the current state of play with respect to research-policy relationships within environmental and sustainability education. Submissions are due by May 15.

EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Award Program supports scientific research in energy efficiency and renewable energy by attracting scientists and engineers to pursue breakthrough technologies. The award will provide an annual stipend of $65,000, allowances for health insurance and research-related expenses, and limited reimbursement for relocation expenses. The deadline to apply is May 31.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Sustainability & Behavior Change Certificate

University of California San Diego Extension is offering AASHE members a 10 percent discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate. The new certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change provides an online setting for an advanced educational training in conservation psychology, behavior change strategies and community engagement tools. The aim is to help practitioners build successful sustainability projects and programs.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

Using Campus & Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs

This interactive workshop, from Aug. 2-4 at Furman University in South Carolina, will create a platform for sharing and establishing best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as sustainability living learning labs. The three-day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding and maintaining sustainability living learning lab programs both on campus and in the surrounding community. Participants will be asked to share their experiences, vision, approach and curricular integration strategies for creating and expanding sustainability living learning labs at their respective universities. The deadline to register is May 20. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum Workshop

Indigenous faculty members and knowledge holders will gather with faculty who are focused on sustainability education to discuss the synergies between indigenous teachings and sustainability goals. Held at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, on June 15, the day will involve exploring the synergies between these models and sustainability curriculum activities such as sustainability learning outcomes, applied student sustainability projects and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The deadline to register is June 5. Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainability Culture Indicator Survey

Through April 26, AASHE members can receive a 25 percent discount on the Sustainability Culture Indicator, a ready-made online survey for measuring key elements of sustainability in organizational culture.
  • Posted Apr 18, 2017

2017 Climate Leadership Awards

The annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation, and resilience at signatory campuses of the Climate Leadership Commitments. They do so based on demonstrated advances in innovation, embedded opportunities and student preparedness with relation to sustainability and climate action. Applications are due May 26.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2017

Call for Nominations: Landmark Behavior Change Case Studies

Tools of Change is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Landmark behavior change case studies in two topic areas: energy conservation and sustainable transportation. Designation as a landmark case study through this peer selection process recognizes behavior change programs and approaches considered to be best practices, which are successful, innovative, replicable and adaptable. Nominations are due by June 5.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2017

Online Workshop: Sustainability Across the Curriculum

This online event, organized by Moraine Valley Community College in partnership with AASHE, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse issues of sustainability (ecological stability, social equity and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Sustainability issues cross all disciplines and the intent of this course is to identify those areas of 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. Three graduate credits are available to students through Aurora University. Students must have earned a bachelor's degree in order to receive graduate credits. The deadline to register for the first online workshop is May 21 and June 25 for the second workshop. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017

International Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum Conference 2017

Growing out of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s successful Project Sin Fronteras, the workshop, happening May 19-20 in McAllen, Texas, aims to bring together faculty from all fields, allowing for an exchange of ideas in a nurturing and enriching collaborative atmosphere. The intensive two-day interdisciplinary exercise helps faculty to explore the shifts in pedagogy needed to incorporate sustainability concepts, problems and/or solutions into new or existing courses. The deadline to register is April 20. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017

GWA Green Medal Sustainability Award

The Garden Writers Association's new Green Medal Sustainability Award recognizes individuals or organizations who embody the highest ideals of leadership in promoting good land use and care, and have helped people see how gardening, landscaping or farming in harmony with the Earth’s natural systems is good for themselves as well as the planet. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations are due by May 1.

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions

The annual AASHE Sustainability Awards recognize sustainability achievements, research advancements and student leadership. By raising the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects and pioneering research, the awards program helps to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward sustainability. Submissions are due by May 12 to be considered for one of 10 awards, to be given at the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017

Call for Papers: Sustainability and Humanities Symposium: Linking Social Values, Theology & Spirituality Towards Sustainability

The call for abstracts is open until May 30 for the Sustainability and Humanities Symposium, Nov. 8 at the Canterbury Christ Church University, U.K. The symposium aims to provide a forum for the humanities to share ongoing practices, to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences, and to discuss methodological approaches and projects that aim to offer a better understanding of how the humanities may contribute towards the debate on sustainable development.
  • Posted Apr 11, 2017

2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award: Nomination Cycle Open

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member each year for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. Nominations will be accepted until June 6.
  • Posted Apr 10, 2017

Global Reporting Initiative Standards Certification

Lewis & Clark College is hosting a training for students and professionals on the Global Reporting Initiative Standards, in Portland, Oregon, May 19-20. The Global Reporting Initiative is a framework for corporate social responsibility reporting and a range of economic, environmental and social impacts. Upon training completion, participants receive a GRI Standards Certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative.

Curriculum Workshop at Colorado College: Deadline Extension & Fee Reduction

The deadline to apply for this workshop has been extended to April 14, and the fee to attend has been reduced to $150. The workshop, May 18-19 in Colorado Springs, is designed to help faculty develop an outline or course module that broadens the sustainability course offerings at their institution. Participants will 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 at higher-ed institutions are encouraged to participate. Colorado College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 10, 2017

Share Your Institution’s Earth Day Story

AASHE invites photograph submissions of Earth Day activities and events to the Campus Sustainability Hub. Example activities and events include the March for Science, student projects on campus or in the community, and campus celebrations. A follow-up blog post in May will feature an Earth Day 2017 image gallery.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2017