Opportunities

Call for Proposals: Study Abroad, Service-Learning Conference

South Dakota State University is looking for proposals for its International Conference on Study Abroad, Service-Learning and Sustainability, to be held May 12-14, 2011. Designed for academics, practitioners, nonprofit staff and students, the conference will examine the inter-relationships between learning abroad, personal action and the state of the planet through the intertwined themes of studying abroad, service-learning and sustainability. Proposals from any discipline or field that address at least two of the three themes of the conference are encouraged. Proposals can be submitted for a presentation, roundtable discussion, workshop or panel. Proposals should include a title and 100-word abstract and can be sent via e-mail to South Dakota State University Director of International Affairs Karl J. Schmidt at [email protected] The deadline for proposal submissions is Jan. 15, 2011. Early bird and student registration discounts are available.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2010

STARS Seeks New Steering Committee Members

AASHE is currently seeking two to four campus representatives to join the STARS Steering Committee. Committee members advise on program policy, finances, and strategic positioning, in addition to reviewing and approving updates and revisions to the technical content of STARS. To be considered for a position on the STARS Steering Committee, a completed application form and resume must be submitted by Dec. 15, 2010.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2010

Study Abroad Program: Managing Transboundary Enviro Resources

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel, in partnership with Dickinson College (PA), invites applicants for its summer 2011 "Across Borders: Managing Transboundary Environmental Resources in the Middle East and the United States" study abroad program. The four-week intensive is designed to foster a substantive understanding of how environmental, economic, social and political factors converge to influence policy and practice in the management of transboundary environmental resources, with a particular focus on the Middle East and United States. Participants will examine and evaluate connections between environment and security in the region and at home, and consider the contributions that environmental studies, economics, history, political science and policy studies can offer to resolving these issues effectively and sustainably. All participants selected will receive full funding for the program. This project is funded by the Fulbright-Hays Act under the aegis of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational Affairs, Office of Citizen Exchanges. Applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2010.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2010

NWF Campus Ecology 2011 Campus Climate Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program is seeking applications for its 2011 Campus Climate Fellowship program. Since 2000, NWF has awarded 133 fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in conservation efforts. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2011.
  • Posted Nov 29, 2010

Tulane U, Rockefeller Foundation Urban Innovation Fellowships

Tulane University (LA) and the Rockefeller Foundation seek urban innovators working in health, public education, urban revitalization or economic development to apply for the Urban Innovator Challenge fellowship. Four winners will receive a $45,000 stipend to research, test and further develop a social change idea geared toward a problem in New Orleans. Initial applications will include a three-page proposal for the one-year program (March 2011 to March 2012), and will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2010.
  • Posted Nov 22, 2010

USGBC Membership Discount for AASHE Members

As a special opportunity for AASHE members, the U.S. Green Building Council is offering a 10 percent discount on its membership dues. The organization will host a members-only webcast on Dec. 2, 2010 about its recently released, "Roadmap to a Green Campus."
  • Posted Nov 15, 2010

'Be Clean. Be Green. Be Creative.' T-Shirt Design Contest

Campus laundry provider Mac-Gray Campus Solutions invites students to design a t-shirt that promotes environmentally responsible laundry habits. The winner of the "Be Clean. Be Green. Be Creative." contest will receive $500 and have their design produced and distributed on campus. Submissions are due by Nov. 16, 2010.
  • Posted Nov 8, 2010

NWF Chill Out Competition: Call for Entries

The National Wildlife Competition invites submissions to its 2011 Campus Chill Out Competition. College and university students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their projects to address global warming. Participants will create a two-minute video explaining how they are taking action. Categories include green jobs and education; innovative research, design and technology; students in action; campus action; and green sporting events and programs. Winners will be showcased in the annual webcast. The deadline to submit a video is Dec. 19, 2010.
  • Posted Nov 8, 2010

2011 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conf: Call for Presentations

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) invites presentation proposals for its 2011 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. Slated for March 20-22, 2011 in College Park, Md., the conference theme is "Connecting the Classroom to the Campus to the Community" with an emphasis on the importance of the relationship between the physical space of campus buildings and infrastructure, curriculum, culture, capital and community. Proposals are invited for a 50-minute solutions-focused concurrent session or a two-hour pre-conference workshop. Preference will be given to presentations that go beyond the basics and describe campus achievements, community engagement or large-scale transformation. The submission deadline is Nov. 5, 2010.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2010

Arbor Day Tree Campus Photo Contest

Arbordaynow.org invites photographers at least 18 years old to help demonstrate why trees are a valuable and sustainable resource to a college campus. Photos must include a tree(s) and a campus landmark like a stadium, statue or well-known building. The organization is looking for photos that show the environmental value of the tree as well as its emotional significance to the campus. Entries will be accepted through Nov. 25, 2010.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2010

Arbor Day Tree Campus USA Recognition

The deadline to apply for Tree Campus USA status is Dec. 31, 2010. The Arbor Day Foundation awards national recognition to institutions promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2010

Dartmouth College Seeks Polar Environmental Change Trainees

Dartmouth College (NH) is seeking applicants for its NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Polar Environmental Change. The interdisciplinary graduate program in polar sciences and engineering merges expertise and facilities from science and engineering departments at the college with the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. Research field training in Greenland is coupled with core curriculum that focuses on three components of Arctic or Antarctic systems responding to rapid change in climate including the cryosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and human systems.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Nov. 3-16, 2010. "Marketing Sustainability Initiatives” consists of strategies and tactics for conveying the value of green business practices to customers, clients, partners, employees and the community at large. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Policy and Practice” will explore and apply rating tools and environmental scans that help assess an organization’s level of achievement with industry standards in policy and practice. "Integrating Sustainability into Training and Curriculum" will explore opportunities for investigating and leveraging cross disciplinary solutions to contemporary issues through the lens of sustainability. The registration deadline for each is Nov. 3, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2010

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems Seeks Peer Reviewers

The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development is looking to expand its pool of peer reviewers that currently includes more than 100 reviewers from around the world. The journal's inaugural issue, "Growing New Farmers," is now online, featuring articles that focus on the opportunities and challenges of assisting the next generation of farmers.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2010

Journal of Sustainability Education: Call for Papers

The Journal of Sustainability Education invites papers for its March 2011 issue, "Learning and Leading Sustainability." Educators active in higher education, environmental, outdoor and experiential education and community organizing are encouraged to submit. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2010.
  • Posted Oct 25, 2010

Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit: Call for Proposals

Hosted by the University of Denver (CO), the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit is accepting proposals for the Feb. 17-18, 2011 event. Sessions will focus on sustainability in the Rocky Mountain region, including issues in higher education, educating on environmental and social justice issues, making the business case for sustainability and the political landscape of sustainability issues. Session proposals will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2010.
  • Posted Oct 25, 2010

Sustainable Living Roadshow Positions

The Sustainable Living Roadshow, a caravan of educators, activists and entertainers who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles, currently has coordinator, intern and volunteer opportunities. Setting up off-the-grid eco-carnivals with interactive learning villages, the goal of the roadshow is to empower individuals and communities with bioregional solutions for sustainability.
  • Posted Oct 25, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Oct. 20 - Nov. 2, 2010. "Marketing Research for Sustainability Initiatives" will provide an orientation to qualitative research methods and their use in designing and implementing tools and methods for identifying high value opportunities. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Infrastructure" will help sustainability coordinators apply rating tools and environmental scans to assess an organization's level of achievement with industry standards in infrastructure. Participants in "Communicating the Organization's Sustainability Efforts" will learn the technical knowledge and judgment to assure that sustainability reports highlight the documentable priorities and achievements of the organization. The registration deadline for each is Oct. 20, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Oct 18, 2010

AASHE Bulletin Sustainability Student Diary: Call for Entries

Students are often the drivers behind sustainable initiatives on campus, and the AASHE Bulletin would like to feature their stories firsthand. Whether it is the creation of a student sustainability fee, a campus farmers market or a push for alternative transportation options, the Bulletin invites entries for its new feature, "Sustainability Student Diary." Students at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to submit diary entries that provide a day, week, month or multi-month snapshot of a student-initiated sustainability effort. Diaries should be in written form and include pictures that highlight the experience. AASHE would like to hear about the project's initial goal, how and why it was initiated, and the successes and lessons learned. We also invite ongoing initiatives that haven't reached the completion stage and may benefit from peer feedback. The diary will be linked to AASHE's Campus Sustainability Perspectives Blog to invite comment, with a featured spotlight and picture in the AASHE Bulletin. Diaries can contain multiple entries and be up to 1,000 words. Send submissions and questions to [email protected]
  • Posted Oct 11, 2010

U.S. EPA National Sustainability Student Design Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting applications for its 8th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. College and university students are encouraged to propose research ideas and design solutions that address society's sustainability issues. In the first phase of the competition, teams are awarded a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. During the second phase, students will present the design at the National Sustainable Design Expo in April 2011 to compete for the P3 Award and a grant of $90,000 to turn their project into a real world application. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 22, 2010.
  • Posted Oct 11, 2010

Green Building Video Contest

Architectural products company YKK AP America, Inc. invites teachers, students, engineers, architects and anyone else interested in advancing sustainable building efforts to enter its green building video contest. Themed "Building a Better Tomorrow, Today," entries should be a 120-second video about an idea, design, product or project about enhancing the built environment from an energy-saving, green building or sustainability perspective. The winner will receive $1,500 and a $1,000 donation on the winner's behalf in support of the U.S. Green Building Council's Philanthropic Programs. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2010.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Oct. 20 - Nov. 2, 2010. "Marketing Research for Sustainability Initiatives" will provide an orientation to qualitative research methods and their use in designing and implementing tools and methods for identifying high value opportunities. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Infrastructure " will help sustainability coordinators apply rating tools and environmental scans to assess an organization's level of achievement with industry standards in infrastructure. Participants in "Communicating the Organization's Sustainability Efforts" will learn the technical knowledge and judgment to assure that sustainability reports highlight the documentable priorities and achievements of the organization. The registration deadline for each is Oct. 20, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2010

National Wildlife 'Chill Out' Competition: Call for Entries

The National Wildlife Federation invites submissions to its 2010-2011 Campus Chill Out Competition. College and universities are encouraged to produce a two-minute video that showcases how their campuses are confronting global warming. Eligible projects include green jobs, students in action, innovative design, campus actions and green sporting events. Winners will receive grant money and their video featured in a nationwide webcast. Entries will be accepted through Dec. 19, 2010.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2010

Sustainable Global Stewardship Study Abroad Program

Earth Education International invites participants to its Sustainable Global Stewardship Program in Costa Rica. Set for spring 2011, the program will include one-day and multiple-day field trips focused on sustainable business, organic farming, watershed conservation, renewable energy and community ecotourism. The program also includes volunteer service learning work and courses including "Sustainability and Service Learning" and "Environment and Conservation in the Tropics." Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2010.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2010

USGBC Higher Education Webinar Subscription

With the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) 2010 - 2011 Webinar Subscription License for Higher Education, institutions may offer employees and students access to over 30 archived webinars focused on innovation and best practices in green building. Throughout 2010 and 2011, USGBC expects to produce two to three webinars each month to add to this library. The subscription will provide students and employees with unlimited access to the webinars through individual log-ins or as part of in-class instruction, and the opportunity to earn continuing education hours including LEED-specific hours needed by LEED APs and Green Associates.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Sept. 29 - Oct. 12, 2010. Participants in "Designing Effective Communication Media" will develop an understanding of how to engage an audience through graphic design and clear, crisp persuasive writing. "Using Evaluation to Craft the Business Case for Sustainability" will cover two common methods - Return on Investment and Social Return on Investment - for establishing the quantitative and qualitative benefits of investing in sustainability initiatives. "The Sustainability Coordinator as an Organizational Change Agent" will enhance proficiency in the use of facilitation, persuasive communication and collaboration toward sustainable business processes. The registration deadline for each is Sept. 29, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Sep 20, 2010

EPA Game Day Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WasteWise program has opened registration to its Game Day Challenge. During October, registered colleges and universities will implement waste reduction programs during home football games. Institutions will track and report recycling and waste data that will be ranked, and the winning institution will be announced in November. The EPA hopes to lower the waste generated at college football games and increase participation of students, faculty, staff and the community in waste reduction programs.
  • Posted Sep 13, 2010

ThinkGreenLiveClean.com Green Student Challenge

ThinkGreenLiveClean.com, an environmental news website created by University of California, San Diego alumni, is hosting a Greenest Student College Challenge. Higher education students across the nation are invited to submit Green Resolutions for the new school year in a statement of 300 words or less. A panel of judges consisting of professors and students from the University of Colorado at Boulder; the University of California, San Diego; the University of San Francisco (CA); and the University of Hawaii will pick the winning entry. The winner will receive an iPad and be featured on the ThinkGreenLiveClean homepage. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 18, 2010.
  • Posted Sep 13, 2010

Idealist.org Graduate School Fairs for the Public Good

Idealist.org will kick off its Graduate School Fairs for the Public Good series on Sept. 16, 2010 in New York, N.Y. Potential applicants can meet with representatives from a range of graduate programs including environmental sciences, public policy, socially responsible business and nonprofit management. The fairs are free to those seeking to attend school, and will take place from September through November. The locations in order are New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ontario, District of Columbia, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California and Georgia.
  • Posted Sep 7, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Sept. 8 - 21, 2010. “Establishing Sustainability as an Organizational Purpose” will teach organizations how to implement a sustainability branding strategy that defines their values and interactions. “A Systems Approach to Sustainability” will cover awareness of sustainability as a multidimensional, dynamic interaction between interrelated and interdependent elements in an organization. “Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects” will help organizations create a structure for completing tasks that advance goals, timelines and key milestones while putting sustainability initiatives into practice. The registration deadline for each is Sept. 8, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Sep 7, 2010

Study in Thailand with Int'l Sustainable Development Studies Inst

The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute is now accepting applications for its spring 2011 study abroad semester in Thailand, including a new study site in Laos. Courses are an integration of social and natural sciences and take place in unique learning environments including remote upland tribal villages and the islands of Southern Thailand. The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2010.
  • Posted Sep 7, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Sept. 8 - 21, 2010. “Establishing Sustainability as an Organizational Purpose” will teach organizations how to implement a sustainability branding strategy that defines their values and interactions. “A Systems Approach to Sustainability” will cover awareness of sustainability as a multidimensional, dynamic interaction between interrelated and interdependent elements in an organization. “Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects” will help organizations create a structure for completing tasks that advance goals, timelines and key milestones while putting sustainability initiatives into practice. The registration deadline for each is Sept. 8, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Aug 23, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Sept. 8 - 21, 2010. “Establishing Sustainability as an Organizational Purpose” will teach organizations how to implement a sustainability branding strategy that defines their values and interactions. “A Systems Approach to Sustainability” will cover awareness of sustainability as a multidimensional, dynamic interaction between interrelated and interdependent elements in an organization. “Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects” will help organizations create a structure for completing tasks that advance goals, timelines and key milestones while putting sustainability initiatives into practice. The registration deadline for each is Sept. 8, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Aug 9, 2010

Study Abroad with National Wildlife Federation in Costa Rica

National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology program is hosting a study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica during Jan. 4-13, 2011. The program will look at eco-friendly tourism and sustainable development strategies including Costa Rica's Certification for Sustainable Tourism program. The group will also work with rural community members on service projects.
  • Posted Aug 1, 2010

Become a STARS Charter Participant

The deadline to register as a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) Charter Participant is approaching. AASHE’s STARS program is a standardized, national self-assessment tool used by institutions to benchmark their sustainability progress and compare achievements with peers. STARS helps institutions set and meet sustainability goals and foster information sharing across campus. More than 150 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada are currently registered. The deadline to become a Charter Participant is August 20, 2010.
  • Posted Jul 19, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars that will take place Sept. 8 - 21, 2010. “Establishing Sustainability as an Organizational Purpose” will teach organizations how to implement a sustainability branding strategy that defines their values and interactions. “A Systems Approach to Sustainability” will cover awareness of sustainability as a multidimensional, dynamic interaction between interrelated and interdependent elements in an organization. “Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects” will help organizations create a structure for completing tasks that advance goals, timelines and key milestones while putting sustainability initiatives into practice. The registration deadline for each is Sept. 8, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Jul 19, 2010

Free Green Building Online Course for ACUPCC Signatories

The U.S. Green Building Council is offering access to its Green Building Basics and LEED online course to American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) signatories. School administrators can send a request with the expected number of students to [email protected] through Sept. 30, 2010.
  • Posted Jul 12, 2010

Video Competition: Education for Sustainable Development

As part of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the organization is hosting the video competition, "Learning Today to Change Tomorrow." Video entries that focus on sustainable development education in action are welcome, and the contest is open to participants of all ages worldwide. The short video clips (90 seconds maximum) are due by July 28, 2010.
  • Posted Jul 12, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has two upcoming seminars, both of which will be held July 14 - 27, 2010. "Establishing Sustainability as an Organizational Purpose" will teach organizations how to implement a sustainability branding strategy that defines their values and interactions. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Policy and Practice" will cover a number of rating tools and environmental scans that help assess an organization's level of achievement in infrastructure, policy, and practice in an effort to identify high priority opportunities for action. The registration deadline for each is July 14, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Jul 5, 2010

AASHE 2010 Awards Program Accepting Applications

AASHE invites applications for its 2010 AASHE Awards. The categories for 2010 include two Campus Sustainability Case Study Awards, one Student Sustainability Leadership Award, and one Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award. The Case Study Awards, which are new for 2010, include "Best Campus Case Study" and "The Oops! Award for Lessons Learned." The Student Sustainability Leadership Award will provide a $750 prize to an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. The Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award will recognize the best research paper of any length that was completed in the previous 12 months and not previously published. All winners will be announced at the AASHE 2010 conference (October 10-12 in Denver, Colorado), and will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record . The deadline to apply is July 1, 2010.
  • Posted Jun 28, 2010

Call for Case Studies - National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Campus Ecology program is calling for case studies that showcase campus sustainability practices and global warming solutions for the previous school year. NWF will release these illustrated reports in fall 2010 through an online searchable case study database. Submissions are due July 15, 2010.
  • Posted Jun 28, 2010

Call for Proposals - Innovation and Sustainability in Int'l Ed

NAFSA: Association of International Educators seeks proposals for its 2011 Annual Conference & Expo, slated for May 29 - June 3, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C. The conference committee is looking for proposals that contain new ideas around the conference theme of Innovation and Sustainability in Higher Education. The deadline to submit proposals is Aug. 2, 2010.
  • Posted Jun 28, 2010

Submissions Welcome for 2010 PhD Sustainability Academy

The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario will host the annual PhD Sustainability Academy from Nov. 4-9, 2010. Presented by the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, the 2010 theme is Markets and Movements for Sustainability. The event will explore the intersection of social movements and market creation for more socially and environmentally responsible products and services. Submissions on sustainability issues in strategy and policy, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, environmental studies, international business and international development are welcome through July 15, 2010.
  • Posted Jun 28, 2010

Arbor Day Foundation Campus Tree Planting Events

The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program is offering 10 tree planting events to college campuses throughout the country. Colleges and universities can apply to receive up to 100 trees for a student service-learning project on campus during the 2010 - 2011 school year. Applications will be accepted through July 16, 2010.
  • Posted Jun 21, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College (NY), offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has two upcoming seminars, both of which will be held July 14 - 27, 2010. "Establishing Sustainability as an Organizational Purpose" will teach organizations how to implement a sustainability branding strategy that defines their values and interactions. "How Green is Your Organization? Sustainable Policy and Practice " will cover a number of rating tools and environmental scans that help assess an organization's level of achievement in infrastructure, policy, and practice in an effort to identify high priority opportunities for action. The registration deadline for each is July 14, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Jun 21, 2010

New Discount for AASHE Members on GHG Management Courses

The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) is offering a 10 percent discount off of its regular e-learning course prices to AASHE members. Course topics include GHG accounting, auditing, and management, as well as GHG markets, policy, and software. GHGMI is extending this discount through August 31, 2010.
  • Posted Jun 21, 2010

The Great Power Race - Student Competition

Students in the U.S., China, and India are encouraged to compete in the Great Power Race, a clean energy competition with 209 campuses registered so far. The goal is to kick-start hundreds of new climate solution projects on campuses and in communities to demonstrate the role of campus leadership in the transformation toward a green economy. Each country is challenged to sign up the most campus teams. The race is a joint project of U.S.-based 350.org, the Chinese Youth Climate Action Project, the Indian Youth Climate Network, and the Energy Action Coalition.
  • Posted Jun 21, 2010

Spend the Fall with Greenpeace - Student Training Program

Greenpeace is now accepting applications for its Fall 2010 Greenpeace Organizing Term in Washington, D.C. Students in the semester-long training program will learn about grassroots organizing, media, direct action, and campaign strategy. Participants will work with Greenpeace trainers on an actual Greenpeace campaign. Applicants between the ages of 18 and 24 are eligible to apply.
  • Posted Jun 14, 2010

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership from Ithaca College, offered in partnership with AASHE, is for practitioners who want to apply best practices in leading sustainability initiatives. The certificate catalog features 12, two-week seminars delivered online - anytime, anywhere - with open enrollment. The program currently has three upcoming seminars, all of which will be held June 16 - 29, 2010. A Systems Approach to Sustainability will cover awareness of sustainability as a multi dimensional, dynamic interaction between interrelated and interdependent elements in an organization. Integrating Sustainability into Training and Curriculum will present opportunities for investigating and leveraging cross disciplinary solutions to contemporary issues through the lens of sustainability. Marketing Sustainability Initiatives engages a set of integrated research and communication tools and methods to identify the most effective strategies and tactics for communicating the value of sustainability initiatives. The registration deadline for each session is June 16, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Jun 7, 2010

Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards

Second Nature invites nominations from ACUPCC signatory institutions that demonstrate excellence in climate leadership. Nominations can be at the level of the institution, president or chancellor, or implementation liaison. Winners will be honored at the Awards Dinner on October 12th at the ACUPCC 2010 Climate Leadership Summit in Denver, CO (following the AASHE 2010 conference). Second Nature would like to honor and celebrate the outstanding leadership of signatory schools, and the winners will be selected by Second Nature board members not affiliated with signatory institutions. Applications are due June 30, 2010.
  • Posted May 31, 2010