Opportunities

Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education

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

2018 State of Sustainability Survey

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

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

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

AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education

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

Academic Bicycle Challenge

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

Early Bird Registration: 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo

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

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off Sustainability Certification Through ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) offers students, faculty and staff from AASHE-member schools a $100 discount on the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. The program is designed to recognize the knowledge, skills and abilities of those in the sustainability field, including students with knowledge of core sustainability concepts.
  • Posted May 3, 2018

Solution Search: Behavior Change for Climate Change

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

2018 AASHE Webinar Series

The remaining schedule of 2018 AASHE webinars is available. The webinars are free for anyone to join. AASHE members can access the archive of video recordings and presentation materials in the Campus Sustainability Hub.
  • Posted May 2, 2018

AASHE Online Community: AASHE Connect

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

Academic Bicycle Challenge

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

US Youth Delegation for UN Climate Talks

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Challenges of Conservation: Western Science & Indigenous Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions Reminder

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

AASHE Event: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

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

AASHE Workshop: Leading Deep Change in Higher Education

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

National Wildlife Federation Campus Pollinator Pledge

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

Call for Contributions: Competencies in Education for Sustainable Development

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

Call for Applications: Future Organic Farmer Education Grant

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

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement

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

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Colorado College

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

Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate

The University of Vermont's Continuing and Distance Education program is offering a five-day on-campus Campus Sustainability Leadership course from June 18-22 focusing on change through transformative and financially sustainable initiatives to help campuses become sustainability models. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and learn from leaders in the field.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2018

March for Science

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

Call for Earth Day Photos

To celebrate Earth Day, AASHE invites campuses to submit photographs from Earth Day activities and celebrations to the Campus Sustainability Hub. Use "Earth Day" as a tag.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2018

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

This retreat is designed to advance attendees’ vision, energy, capabilities and support system as a sustainability change agent on campus. This year’s focus is on flow, systems thinking, building your skills and strengthening relationships and community. In addition, attendees will explore important trends in the higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. The deadline to apply is May 1.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2018

Judges Needed for the AASHE Sustainability Awards

AASHE is seeking judges to help evaluate submissions for the Campus Sustainability Achievement, Campus Sustainability Research and Student Sustainability Leadership Awards. Sign up by May 18.
  • Posted Apr 3, 2018

Third-Party Sustainability Certifications & Memberships on Decision-Making Survey

Developed as a senior research project out of Messiah College, this survey attempts to understand the impact of third-party certifications and memberships on decision-making pertaining to environmental practices at higher education institutions.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2018

Social Educator Impact Toolkit: The Impact Gaps Canvas and Map the System

The Social Educator Impact Toolkit is a toolkit designed for educators to help put systems-led teaching into practice. It includes ideas for short workshops and full courses as well as tips for adjusting funding practices, social impact business plan competitions and accelerator programs.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2018

2018 Green Sports Alliance Summit Poster Session

Green Sports Alliance is accepting poster submissions as part of its 2018 Green Sports Alliance Summit in Atlanta, June 26-27. A poster session will be offered exclusively for universities, colleges and other academic institutions focusing on sustainability in athletics and/or recreation. The poster sessions will run throughout the summit with dedicated time in the conference program for presenting posters. The deadline to submit is April 6.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2018

Using Campus and Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs

Furman University is offering an interactive idea-generating workshop, June 7-8, designed to share and establish best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs. The workshop is intended for faculty and sustainability staff who are currently using sustainability living learning labs on their campus or in their surrounding community. This two-day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding and maintaining a sustainability living learning lab program both on campus and in the surrounding community. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to apply is April 9.
  • Posted Apr 2, 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 Apr 2, 2018

EPA Pollution Prevention Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites colleges and universities to apply for an EPA Pollution Prevention grant. The grant aims to provide technical assistance about source reduction techniques and to identify, develop, document and share pollution prevention best management practices and innovations. The deadline to apply is April 26.

Focus Climate Gap Year

Focus is a hands-on leadership program for young people interested in immersing themselves in climate impacts and solutions, and launching their own academic, personal and professional paths toward action. Participants may be eligible for up to 18 credits each semester through Portland State University.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2018

The Green Program

The Green Program is an experiential education and workforce development program for young leaders in sustainable development. The organization has introduced a model for education abroad that provides purposeful, hands-on industry exposure. As commitment partners to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the accredited program aims to expose students to sustainability challenges and initiatives around the world.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2018

Sunrise Semester 2018

The Sunrise Movement is recruiting at least 100 young people to serve for a six-month stint as full-time volunteer organizers from June through the election in November. After a one-week bootcamp at the beginning of summer 2018, organizers will fan out to one of five politically significant states to investigate the impact of big oil on elections, challenge political candidates to refuse donations from fossil fuel executives, and endorse and campaign for specific candidates at the local, state and federal levels.

Citizens' Climate International Conference & Lobby Day Student Scholarships

Interested students can apply for a $250 or $500 stipend to attend the Citizens' Climate International Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., from June 10-12. The Diversity Scholarship is open to people of color. The Conservative Scholarship is open to anyone identifying politically right of center. The deadline to apply is April 15.

AASHE Event: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

Designed for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines, this workshop aims to help participants 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 Mar 22, 2018

Deadline Approaching: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in its Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, which focuses on integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into new and existing courses across the curriculum. The deadline to register is March 31. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2018

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

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

International Conference on Sustainable Development Call for Abstracts

The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs, in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, will hold the sixth annual International Conference on Sustainable Development from September 26-28, 2018, at Columbia University in New York City. The conference theme is Breaking Down Silos: Fostering Collaborative Action on the SDGs. May 1 is the abstract submission deadline.
  • Posted Mar 19, 2018

Rinse, Recycle, Repeat College Campus Competition

Garnier and DoSomething.org invite students to participate in the Rinse, Recycle, Repeat campaign and college campus competition, which aims to educate consumers about the importance of recycling empty beauty product containers. Interested students register to participate, decorate a recycling bin, collect their empty containers, and send them to TerraCycle. The prize is a $5,000 scholarship.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2018

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions

The AASHE Sustainability Awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. Submissions are accepted through May 11.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2018

AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project for Minority-Serving Institutions

The American Meteorological Association, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, invites minority-serving institutions to apply to learn how to incorporate an introductory climate science course, AMS Climate Studies, into their curriculum. The program also includes a faculty professional development workshop from July 29 - August 3. The application deadline is April 15.
  • Posted Mar 12, 2018

2018 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest

On behalf of Endangered Species Day on May 18, the Endangered Species Coalition and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the 2018 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest, which is open to current college students. College students are encouraged to share their art by entering the contest and also take action for wildlife on campus and in their community. Entries must be received by March 31.
  • Posted Mar 12, 2018

2018 Best of Green Schools Awards and 2018 Green Apple Day of Service Award

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is accepting submissions for two award opportunities: The Best of Green Schools Awards and the Green Apple Day of Service Award. The 2018 Best of Green Schools Awards, which are co-presented with the Green Schools National Network, celebrates work being done by individuals, schools, campuses and organizations to push the green schools movement forward. The Green Apple Day of Service Awards honors exemplary Green Apple projects and project leaders. The call for nominations for both awards closes on March 23.
  • Posted Mar 12, 2018

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

The Sustainability Professionals Retreat is designed to encourage professional growth and build targeted skills in facilitation, meeting design, organizational design, governance, idea flow, senior leadership engagement and decision-making. Facilitated by Leith Sharp and Aurora Winslade, this retreat will take time to explore important trends in the higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. It is taking place from June 24-27 at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. The deadline to apply is May 1.
  • Posted Mar 9, 2018