Opportunities

Discount on Mattress Recycling

Ohio Mattress Recovery and Recycling is extending a 5 percent discount on their services to AASHE members. In addition, they will rebate 10 percent of the recycling proceeds back to the school. Offer applies to AASHE members only (code available at the member-only link above.)
  • Posted Feb 1, 2010

People, Ecology and Development Study Abroad Program - Thailand

The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute is now accepting applications for its Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 People, Ecology and Development study abroad semester in Thailand. Designed in partnership with local communities, courses focus on sustainable development by experientially studying the link between culture and ecology. Students will be learning from local activists and village elders, backpacking into remote Karen villages, and sea kayaking and skin diving the reefs and mangroves of Southern Thailand. Summer internships with Thai NGOs are also available for spring semester participants. The Fall 2010 semester deadline is March 15, 2010, and the spring 2011 semester deadline is September 15, 2010.
  • Posted Feb 1, 2010

2010 Campus Sustainability Staffing Survey

AASHE’s 2010 Campus Sustainability Staffing Survey is now in progress.  All paid sustainability staff on college and university campuses in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to take 10 minutes to complete the survey.  This includes part-time or full-time employees with sustainability, or an aspect of it, as one of their primary responsibilities.  The survey closes on February 12, and aggregate results will be shared publicly (no individuals or institutions will be identified).  AASHE urges all eligible employees to take the survey and let others know about it. The results should provide the most complete and up-to-date picture yet of campus sustainability staff positions, backgrounds and salaries.
  • Posted Jan 25, 2010

Student Sustainability Film Festival

The Northwest Institute for Social Change invites high school and college student from North America to submit entries to its "Sharing Solutions: Student Sustainability Film Festival." The 2010 Festival encourages teams to create short films about programs or projects that their campus or community is doing to create sustainable solutions to environmental concerns. The films should be inspired by real-life events, issues or solutions. All final selections will be screened at a public event in Portland, Oregon in late May 2010 and prizes will be awarded that evening for the following categories: “Best in Show” (high school and college categories; cash prize); Individual Judge’s Acknowledgement; and Audience Favorite. The deadline to submit is May 14, 2010.
  • Posted Jan 25, 2010

Survey on Campus Sustainability & Recruitment

A graduate student from Hawai'i Pacific University in the Global Leadership and Sustainable Development program invites members of the higher education community to complete a survey on the relationship between campus sustainability activities and student recruitment and retention. The information in the survey will be used for a master's thesis.
  • Posted Jan 25, 2010

Campus Green Building Technical Assistance Grants

As part of the Advancing Green Building in Higher Education Program, Second Nature will award 15 technical assistance grants of up to $2000 each to provide building professionals that work with under-resourced higher education institutions with green building training opportunities. Schools that have received Title III/V designation from the Department of Education and that are in states with relatively low numbers of green building projects are invited to apply. The deadline for application is February 12, 2010.
  • Posted Jan 18, 2010

2010 Green Building in Higher Education Fellowships

The Kresge Fellowship Program within the Advancing Green Building in Higher Education Initiative will provide free registration, accommodations, and travel expenses (up to $2000/fellow) for fellows to attend one national green building-related conference. As part of the program, Second Nature will award fellowships to 25 university executives who will learn the skills and technical information they need to be effective champions for green building at their own under-resourced campuses. Schools that have received Title III/V designation from the Department of Education are invited to apply. Senior Managers of colleges and universities including campus planners, facilities directors, or vice presidents of finance and business are eligible for the fellowships through which they will take part in learning and networking opportunities, such as AASHE's 2010 Conference and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference 2010. Applications are due March 15, 2010.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2010

Call for Papers - Journal of Sustainability Education

The Journal of Sustainability Education invites paper submissions for its inaugural issue, "Emerging Themes in Sustainability Education." Workers from any discipline with a connection to sustainability and education are encouraged to submit. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2010.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2010

Chance to Join SustainUS Youth Delegation to CSD-18

Agents of Change (AoC) is now accepting applications to join the SustainUS youth delegation to the Eighteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from May 3 – 14, 2010. Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to sustainable development. Applicants are required to be between the ages of 18 and 26 as of April 2010. Applications are due February 6, 2010.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2010

Discount on Mattress Recycling

Ohio Mattress Recovery and Recycling is extending a 5 percent discount on their services to AASHE members. In addition, they will rebate 10 percent of the recycling proceeds back to the school. Offer applies to AASHE members only (code available at the member-only link above.)
  • Posted Jan 11, 2010

People, Ecology and Development Study Abroad Program - Thailand

The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute is now accepting applications for its Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 People, Ecology and Development study abroad semester in Thailand. Designed in partnership with local communities, courses focus on sustainable development by experientially studying the link between culture and ecology. Students will be learning from local activists and village elders, backpacking into remote Karen villages, and sea kayaking and skin diving the reefs and mangroves of Southern Thailand. Summer internships with Thai NGOs are also available for spring semester participants. The Fall 2010 semester deadline is March 15, 2010, and the spring 2011 semester deadline is September 15, 2010.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2010

Discount for STARS Charter Participants Ends December 31

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program is offering a discount to STARS Charter Participants. AASHE members and non-members that register on or before December 31, 2009, will pay a discounted fee of $650 and $1,150 respectively. Regular fees are $900 for members and $1,400 for non-members. Registration is available online.
  • Posted Dec 14, 2009

Now Accepting Nominations for the STARS Steering Committee

AASHE invites nominations for Steering Committee members for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). The STARS Steering Committee plays a key role in shaping one of AASHE’s most important programs. The Committee provides guidance on the strategic and fiscal direction of STARS and serves as the decision-making body on issues related to the technical content of the rating system. AASHE is currently seeking seven campus representatives to join the AASHE staff and board members who already serve on the Committee. Representatives will be selected to reflect the diversity of STARS users and AASHE members. Campus representatives will be drawn from the pool of nominees and appointed by the STARS Manager and AASHE Executive Director. Preference will be given to AASHE members and STARS Charter Participants. The closing date for nominations is January 15, 2010
  • Posted Dec 14, 2009

Talk to Campus Delegations Live from the Copenhagen Negotiations

December 16, 2009; 3pm Eastern
AASHE will host its third and final conference call with the 'Kyoto to Copenhagen' delegation, which is made up of members of the Dickinson College interdisciplinary student research team, to hear eyewitness accounts of the negations and side-events as they happen. The final call will focus uniquely on the implications of the negotiations for the higher education sustainability movement, namely: What do the negotiations mean for institutions of higher education? What are some key takeaways from the COP15 for campus sustainability advocates? How can colleges and universities use models of international climate change mitigation for their particular campus needs? What are students learning from the COP15? Questions may be submitted in advance to niles@aashe.org. Dial in number: (218) 862-7200 with passcode 151307.
  • Posted Dec 14, 2009

AASHE Seeks Nominations for New Board Members

The Nominations Committee of AASHE's Board of Directors is inviting members to nominate candidates to fill several slots on the Board. The full board holds multi-day, in-person meetings at least once a year (usually twice), and holds monthly phone meetings. In addition, each board member is expected to participate in at least one board committee. Committees meet by phone an average of six times per year, depending on their respective work agenda. Overall, board members should expect to contribute an average of five to 10 hours per month to AASHE. The closing date for nominations has been extended to December 14, 2009.
  • Posted Dec 7, 2009

Discount for STARS Charter Participants Ends December 31

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program is offering a discount to STARS Charter Participants. AASHE members and non-members that register on or before December 31, 2009, will pay a discounted fee of $650 and $1,150 respectively. Regular fees are $900 for members and $1,400 for non-members. Registration is available online.
  • Posted Dec 7, 2009

EPA Fellowship Grants for Undergraduates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making available 30 grants of $46,500 each to enhance and support quality environmental education for undergraduates. The hope is that this assistance will encourage more students to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level and pursue careers in environmentally related fields. The fellowships are intended to help defray costs associated with environmentally oriented study leading to a bachelor's degree. Fellowships are funded in the following fields of study: natural and life sciences, environmental science and interdisciplinary, engineering, social sciences and decision making, physical sciences, and mathematics and computer science. All students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for these grants. The deadline for application is December 10, 2009.
  • Posted Dec 7, 2009

UN Commission for Social Development Delegation

Applications are now available for the SustainUS Agents of Change (AoC) delegation to the 48th Session of the Commission for Social Development, which will take place at the United National Headquarters in New York City February 3-12, 2010. Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to social development. In the past, AoC delegates have presented case studies and policy statements on behalf of youth; participated in forums with fellow representatives of civil society; and met with government delegates, international organizations, and the US State Department. CSD-48 is a policy session and addresses the topic of Social Integration. Applicants are required to be between the ages of 18 and 26 as of January 2009 and to either (a) be a US citizen or (b) study or work in the US for more than six months. Applications are due December 17, 2009.
  • Posted Dec 7, 2009

Global Change Education Program

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) invites applicants for its Global Change Education Program (GCEP) which promotes undergraduate and graduate education and training supportive of the Department's global change research activities. GCEP has two components: the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and the Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF). SURE's primary goal is to involve undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year in BER-supported global change research, then continue this experience during subsequent undergraduate summers. GREF's primary goal is to support research designed and conducted collaboratively between graduate students, faculty advisors and DOE researchers at national laboratories or universities. GREF graduates are encouraged to continue climate change careers in postdoctoral and permanent positions in academia, government laboratories, and industry. Applications are due December 31, 2009.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2009

Intl Society of Sustainability Professionals Competency Survey

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) has announced a call for participation in its research project to determine the core competencies needed by sustainability professionals. ISSP hopes that the results of the research will help bring cohesion and definition to the emerging profession, inform the design of educational programs, and help sustainability professionals prepare for their futures. The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete, and all participants will be eligible to win a $150 credit toward ISSP membership or classes.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2009

Professional Certificate in Sustainability

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals has announced a certificate program that will provide attendees with the skills, tools, and methods to take on positions such as sustainability director, sustainability coordinator, sustainability consultant, or climate officer. All courses are delivered online via distance learning. AASHE members may register at the ISSP member price.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2009

RecycleMania Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the spring 2010 RecycleMania Tournament. The competition, which is open to all colleges and universities in the US and Canada and internationally, provides a framework for schools to rally students to increase recycle and reduce overall waste generation. The competition will run from January 17 through March 27, 2010.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2009

Clinton Global Initiative University Competition with SustainUS Support

SustainUs invites its college/university student members to make a Commitment to Action and attend the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting. One or more projects will be selected to receive funding and support from SustainUS. SustainUS will select one or more projects to support by November 16th, and will work with them to finish the application by the CGI U deadline of November 20th. The contest is open to all college and university students throughout the world. The deadline to submit is November 13, 2009.
  • Posted Nov 2, 2009

Opportunity for Wind Power Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have announced a Request for Proposals to expand Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools activities to an additional three to six states. This opportunity provides universities, state institutions, and nongovernmental organizations funding and technical support to develop educational programs to improve the understanding of wind technology and its implementation. One objective of the Wind for Schools project is to educate engineers in wind applications analysis and development through the development of Wind Applications Centers located at colleges or universities in wind-rich states. Projects are expected to begin in fiscal year 2010 and last for approximately three years. DOE expects to contribute up to approximately $60,000 per selected activity per year. Final proposals are due November 20, 2009.
  • Posted Nov 2, 2009

NWF Chill Out Competition

National Wildlife Competition Campus Ecology invites submissions to its 2009 Campus Chill Out Competition. US college and university campuses are encouraged to submit their projects that address global warming by filling out the entry form and creating a short video. Categories include Green Jobs and Education; Cutting-Edge Research, Design, and Technology; Students in Action; and Campus Actions in Administration, Operations, and Planning. Winners will receive grant money and a chance to be featured in Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming , a multimedia Earth Day broadcast in April 2010. Students, faculty, and staff are all eligible to submit either written or video competition entries. The deadline is December 31, 2009.
  • Posted Oct 19, 2009

7th Annual P3 Awards: Student Design Contest for Sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3 Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Awards program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people. The EPA offers the P3 competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability. The deadline to apply is January 5, 2010.
  • Posted Oct 12, 2009

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Foundation invites award applications for its annual scholarship. The Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation must receive all materials by March 2, 2010.
  • Posted Oct 12, 2009

Opportunity to Sign Fair Labor Petition

The Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) and volunteer members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) invite signatures on its petition to convince Aramark to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The petition urges Aramark, a professional and food service provider, to take a leadership role in ending sub-poverty wages, forced labor, and other human rights violations endured by Florida tomato pickers. The signatures will be hand delivered by a SFA-AAA delegation to Aramark Headquarters this December during the annual American Anthropological Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Posted Oct 12, 2009

Call for Manuscripts on Educators and the Environment

Chicago Journals has issued a Call for Manuscripts for a special 2010 issue of the "Comparative Education Review, Educators and the Environment: World Lessons for a Sustainable World." The aim of this special issue is to present on-going research while also stimulating new understandings of environmental education worldwide. The journal seeks critical assessments of existing model programs and policy initiatives in environmental education and education for sustainable development at the school, local community, national, and international levels. Contributors are invited to present findings from original investigations; to share what is known about the development, implementation, and results of environmental education programs and policies; and to analyze the national and transnational political and economic forces impeding their implementation. Submissions are welcome from diverse perspectives, including political theory, law, environmental sociology, and green school architecture and planning. It is anticipated that the special issue will appear in August or November 2010. Although there is no absolute deadline for submission, the review of manuscripts started in June 2009 and will continue into the autumn.
  • Posted Sep 21, 2009

Funding for Climate Change Projects

Brighter Planet, a clean-energy startup that helps people adopt climate-friendly practices, has launched the Brighter Planet Project Fund, a monthly micro-granting program that aims to surface worthy recipients for awards to combat climate change. The Fund will support projects in the US that help fight climate change and/or help people adapt to its consequences. A $5,000 grant will be awarded in October to the winning team. Projects on college campuses are encouraged.
  • Posted Sep 21, 2009

Case Writing Competition on Social Ventures

NextBillion.net is pleased to announce The Next: 2010 Case Writing Competition. The case writing competition is open to students and faculty members at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Case submissions must be on a social venture, a business enterprise that targets a poor population to sell and/or source its goods or services. The venture must have a specific social objective and seek long-term self-financing. It may be a for-profit or nonprofit organization. The top entry will receive $1,000. The intention to compete form is due January 15, 2010. Cases will be due April 30, 2010.
  • Posted Sep 14, 2009

Prize for Sustainable Issues in Business Curricula

The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is honored to announce the 2nd annual Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. The Page Prize seeks to encourage efforts to expose business students to state-of-the-art environmental sustainability knowledge. Faculty, doctoral students, and others are invited to submit non-published materials related to innovative curricula, courses (including full syllabi), and/or substantial course components appropriate for rigorous and relevant teaching about environmental sustainability and business. Submissions must be original and made with the full consent of all authors for free public access to the submitted materials for use in business education anywhere in the world. The Grand Prize award will be $1,000 and Honorable Mentions will be awarded at levels of $250 each. The deadline for submissions is December 4, 2009 at 5pm Eastern.
  • Posted Sep 14, 2009

Opportunity to Become Power Shift Campaign Coordinator

The Energy Action Coalition (EAC) has launched the Power Shift Campaign and is inviting students to sign-up to become campaign coordinators and host campaign kick-off events on their campuses. EAC has created a Campaign Launch HQ website for students and coordinators to find resources and materials related to the event.
  • Posted Sep 7, 2009

Campuses Beyond Coal Sign-Up Survey

The Student Sierra Coalition (SSC) invites students in the U.S. to become Campuses Beyond Coal organizers to help move campuses and communities past their dependence on coal and into the path of energy independence. The SSC, through the Campuses Beyond Coal Campaign, will provide the following resources to student organizers: campus energy profiles, local media strategy guides, community leader sign-on letters, and a guide to creating an alternative energy plan with campus energy managers.
  • Posted Aug 31, 2009

Campus Progress Organizing Grants and Partnerships

Campus Progress invites youth or student-led organizations in the U.S. to apply for its Organizing Grants and its Progressive Partnerships. The Organizing Grants program offers up to $1,500 to help with websites, flyers, or any other tools needed to help with progressive movements. The Progressive Partnerships program offers guidance, networking, strategic planning, and training for youth-led efforts. The fall deadline for Progressive Partnerships is September 14, 2009, and Organizing Grants are offered year-round on a rolling basis.
  • Posted Aug 31, 2009

College FilterForGood Eco-Challenge Grants

The Brita Products Company invites proposals for its second annual College FilterForGood Eco-Challenge Grant Program. Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing in an accredited college or university in the U.S. are encouraged to prepare a proposal and budget for a program that is either action-based or will create tangible results in the interest of helping to protect the environment. The program should be initiated and make significant progress towards completion by April 2010. Five $10,000 grants will be awarded. The deadline to apply is October 30, 2009.
  • Posted Aug 31, 2009

Online Access to Intl Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education is offering limited free online access to its most recent issue, which was prepared in cooperation with AASHE and focuses on climate action planning on campuses in the U.S. and Canada. The issue will be available from August 24th – September 14, 2009.
  • Posted Aug 31, 2009

Series of Grad Fairs for the Public Good

Idealist.org has announced that it will host a series of Graduate Degree Fairs for the Public Good where potential applicants can meet with representatives from graduate programs. Each event will also offer a set of workshops that will describe the various degrees, illuminate the application and financial aid process, and guide attendees in how to transition back to school. The degree programs featured will include environmental science, social work, socially responsible business, urban planning, nonprofit management, and more.
  • Posted Aug 31, 2009

2nd Annual College FilterForGood Eco-Challenge

The Brita Products Company invites proposals for its second annual College FilterForGood Eco-Challenge Grant Program. Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing in an accredited college or university in the U.S. are encouraged to prepare a proposal and budget for a program that is either action-based or will create tangible results in the interest of helping to protect the environment. The program should be initiated and make significant progress towards completion by April 2010. Up to five $10,000 grants will be awarded. The deadline to apply is October 30, 2009.
  • Posted Aug 17, 2009

2nd Annual U.S Fall Campus Commuter Challenge

The AlterNetWays Company has announced that it will hold the 2nd Annual Nationwide Fall Campus Commuter Challenge during the month of October 2009. The competition among higher education institutions in the U.S. aims to promote and encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation. Each person who participates will be able to track their daily trips to their school and automatically calculate their CO2 savings. Schools are automatically ranked based on level of participation. Institutions that sign up will receive a marketing kit to help promote their participation.
  • Posted Aug 17, 2009

Opportunity to Support Funding for Clean Energy Education & Training

The National Wildlife Federation invites national, regional, state, and local organizations across the US to sign a letter asking Congress to recognize the importance of investing in a strong educated workforce for the clean energy economy. The letter urges members of Congress to "pass comprehensive clean energy legislation that will put a cap on global warming pollution and fund education, training and retraining for all sectors of the emerging clean energy economy."
  • Posted Aug 17, 2009

Champions of Sustainability in Communities Award

The Sustainability Endowments Institute invites nominations for the Champions of Sustainability in Communities Award. Champion Awards will be presented to U.S. colleges or universities with exemplary community partnerships that demonstrate the impact of collaboration in achieving sustainability goals. Those selected will be recognized in the College Sustainability Report Card 2010 scheduled for release this fall. Nominations are due September 4, 2009.
  • Posted Aug 10, 2009

Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium

The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research invites applications for its week-long symposium which will be held in March 2010. During the event, participants will present and discuss their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and team skills, and discuss emerging research, societal and professional issues with each other and with established researchers invited to serve as mentors. Participation will be limited to thirty-four early career scholars identified by an interdisciplinary committee of research scientists based on review of submitted applications. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D.'s between April 1, 2007 and July 31, 2009. The application deadline is August 31, 2009.
  • Posted Aug 10, 2009

oikos Student Entrepreneurship Award

oikos invites applications for its Student Entrepreneurship Award which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurial student projects in the field of Higher Education for Sustainable Development. The award honors projects in areas of Sustainable Campus and Curricula Change. The Sustainable Campus category recognizes student initiatives that help universities become beacons of sustainability by integrating it into the campus operations. The Curricular Change category recognizes student initiatives that provide tomorrow’s leaders with knowledge on sustainable economics and management and with action-oriented skills to make a difference in practice. Applications are due September 30, 2009.
  • Posted Aug 10, 2009

Suggest a Question for AASHE's Sustainability Staffing Survey

AASHE is preparing to update its 2008 Higher Education Sustainability Officer Position and Salary Survey and is soliciting suggestions for additional survey questions or improvements to questions that have been used in the past. Suggestions may be posted as comments on the blog post.
  • Posted Aug 10, 2009

Volunteer at Greenbuild 2009

The U.S. Green Building Council – Arizona Chapter invites full-time students and professionals age 25 and younger to receive free admission to Greenbuild 2009 in exchange for a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time. Volunteer activities will include helping to education conference attendees on the conference recycling program; assisting at conference general sessions and specific session tracks; helping with off-site educational sessions; assisting on green tours; helping with outdoor activities; and preparing for pre-conference activities.
  • Posted Aug 10, 2009

Deep Ecology and Sustainable Living Short Course

Earth Education International invites applications for Deep Ecology and Sustainable Living, a two week short course program in Central America that will take place in the summer of 2010. The course will consists of an investigation of personal and collective relationships with the Earth through an exploration of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of humans as a part of nature. In particular, discussions, field activities, and individual and group exercises will address the concepts of self-awareness, eco-psychology, ritual and ceremony, voluntary simplicity, and spirituality. Academic credit is available. The deadline to apply is April 23, 2010.
  • Posted Jul 20, 2009

Fulbright Scholar Award, Environmental Leadership, India

Applications are invited for a one year Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research in any of a broad range of environmental studies fields and network with Indian counterpart organizations in the environmental or conservation field. Desired specializations include environmental information and systems reporting; environmental education; environmental policy, regulations and law; environmental sciences and toxicology and environmental management. Special attention will be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in cooperative efforts between academia, research institutions, government, industry and non-governmental organizations in making practical contributions to environmental policies and programs. Applicants are not required to have an existing affiliation or commitment from an Indian host institution at the time of application. Grants must begin no earlier than July or August 2010 and no later than March 31, 2011. The length of the grant is 4 months. A Master's degree or higher is required. Applications are due August 3, 2009.
  • Posted Jul 20, 2009

Sustainable Global Stewardship Study Abroad Program

Earth Education International invites participants to its Sustainable Global Stewardship Program which will take place in the spring of 2010. The program will include day-long and multiple-day field trips to appropriate sites in Costa Rica that are focused on topics such as sustainable business, organic farming, watershed conservation, renewable energy, and community ecotourism; an extended field excursion in Southwestern Nicaragua; volunteer service-learning work at selected field study sites; and course work in "Sustainability and Service-Learning," "Environment & Conservation in the Tropics," "Costa Rican Culture Immersion," and Spanish. The application deadline is November 1, 2009.
  • Posted Jul 20, 2009

USGBC Young Leader Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council is now accepting applications for the USGBC Young Leader Awards. The award recognizes individuals between the ages of 13 and 25 who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and effected change in their schools, communities, and beyond. Honorees will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to Phoenix, Arizona for the Greenbuild Conference and Expo, November 11-13, 2009. Additionally, honorees will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the Speak Green Festival in April 2010, where they, along with poets from the Youth Speaks Green Team, will take the stage at the Kennedy Center to be celebrated for the work they are doing to transform their communities toward a more sustainable future. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2009.
  • Posted Jul 13, 2009