Opportunities

The Real Food Challenge

The Real Food Challenge, a national campaign to redirect the $4 billion spent by colleges and universities on food each year to food that is healthy as well as local, ecologically sound, fair, and humane, invites participants for its Real Food Now! Month of Action. Students, faculty, and staff can submit their real food events on the Real Food Challenge website.
  • Posted Aug 21, 2008

AASHE Member Discount on Clear Standards Carbon Management Software

Clear Standards has partnered with AASHE to provide members with a 20% discount on its “Green Campus” subscription. Clear Standards provides on-demand software that helps higher education institutions calculate and understand their greenhouse gas emission, and evaluate methods to reduce their carbon footprint at the lowest cost.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

AASHE Member Discount on Sustainability: the Journal of Record

As a result of a new partnership with publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., AASHE members receive discounted subscription rates on Sustainability: the Journal of Record . This bimonthly journal serves professionals in academia, industry, policy, and government who have the responsibility and commitment to advancing sustainability. The Journal frequently covers sustainability in higher education.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US & Canadian Campuses

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States and Canada. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering a new grant designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, clean energy and corporate greenhouse gas management. The outcomes for projects supported by this grant might be environmental, behavioral, health-related or programmatic in nature -- but must be quantitative. The total estimated funding for this opportunity is approximately $6 million. The EPA anticipates awarding one to ten grants, ranging in annual value from $40,000 to $90,000. Proposals will be accepted from States, local governments, Indian Tribes, international organizations, universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private nonprofit organizations. The application deadline is August 6, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellowship Grants

The National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology program invites undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to reducing their campus carbon footprint to apply for a fellowship grants. Projects such as greenhouse gas inventories, climate action plans, energy conservation and efficiency, habitat restoration, convening climate action gatherings and more will be considered. Undergraduate students are eligible to receive up to $2000 in funding, and graduate students may receive up to $5000 in funding. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

oikos Student Awards for Sustainable Development Projects

oikos invites students to apply for its 2008 Student Award competition. The annual oikos Student Award recognizes outstanding student driven projects in the field of higher education for Sustainable Development. This year's categories include curricular change and sustainable campus. Each winner will receive 500 Euro and the chance to participate in a one week training session on sustainability entrepreneurship at the oikos Winter School in Germany. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula

The University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business is honored to announce the inauguration of the Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. 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. Two prizes will be awarded in all: one prize will honor the best submission from faculty in the United States; the second will be awarded to the best submission from faculty at an overseas institution. Initial prizes will be $1,000 each, and two Honorable Mention prizes will be awarded at levels of $250 each. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

RFP: Sustainability Consultant, Point Park University

Point Park University invites qualified firms or individual consultants to submit a proposal to provide Sustainability Initiative Consultancy Services for PPU. The consultant will compile necessary data and documentation to enable the University to complete the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Version 1.0 upon release; develop Strategic Sustainability Action Plans based on industry best practices in each of the STARS rating categories and associated subcategories listed on the STARS Summary Score document; and write a university-wide Sustainability Mission Statement that acknowledges upper management support for prioritization of sustainability education and practice in all STARS rating categories. The consultant should have experience with similar projects, particularly for higher education clients. The deadline to apply is August 25, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

RFP to Participate in a Project to Accelerate Campus Climate-Change Initiatives

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is inviting colleges and universities to submit proposals to participate in a project to accelerate campus climate-change initiatives. Ten selected campuses will be visited by RMI and later will receive funding to collaborate in an RMI workshop with AASHE and interested funders. Campuses will be assisted in strengthening their climate-change initiatives related to campus operations. They will be eligible to receive modest seed funding for high-potential projects after they have completed the workshop. The project will ultimately result in a web-based RMI framework for operations-based campus-climate action. Proposals are due September 3rd.
  • Posted Jul 31, 2008

AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards

AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2008 Sustainability Leadership Awards, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. Four Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented. The Campus Sustainability Achievement Award recognizes the institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, curriculum and research, operations, campus culture, and community outreach. Applications are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 24, 2008

CFP: Climate Action Planning at US & Canadian Campuses

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States and Canada. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 24, 2008

Green Cleaning Award

American School & University , The Green Cleaning Network, and Healthy Schools Campaign invite applicants for their Green Cleaning Awards. Entries may include policy examples, training materials, communication pieces, evaluation sheets, surveys, statistical reports and any other documentation that may be beneficial to the jury. Winners will be featured in the December issue of AS&U. Applications are due September 12, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 24, 2008

AASHE Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award

AASHE invites undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at U.S. or Canadian institutions of higher education to submit research papers of any length on campus sustainability that have not been previously published, are written in English, and were completed after August 1, 2007. A version of the winning paper will be published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record (subject to editorial review). Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards. Papers are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2008

AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Awards

AASHE is now accepting applications for the 2008 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. Applications are due August 1, 2008. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner of this year's award will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record .
  • Posted Jul 17, 2008

Call for Articles: Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development seeks submissions for its Fall 2008 edition. Articles may be in the form of field notes, scholarly articles, photo essay, or opinion pieces. The deadline for the Fall 2008 issue is August 15, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2008

Clinton Global Initiative U Outstanding Commitments Awards

The Clinton Global Initiative University invites applications for its Outstanding Commitments Awards. Students, student groups, and universities have the chance to received funding directly from the Wal-Mart Foundation to help them implement Commitments to Action in CGI U’s four main focus areas: energy & climate change, global health, human rights & peace, and poverty alleviation. Students can win up to $10,000, while universities will compete for two prizes of $250,000 and $100,000 each. Any CGI U commitment-maker is eligible to apply for this award. The deadline to apply is July 28, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2008

Tyler Prize

The University of Southern California invites nominations for the John and Alice Tyler Prize, an award for environmental science, energy, and medicine conferring great benefit upon mankind. Prizes are awarded for: the protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world; the discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy; and medical discoveries or achievements with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health. Living individuals or public or private institutions of any nation, are eligible for nomination. Nominations are due September 15, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2008

AASHE Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award

AASHE invites undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at U.S. or Canadian institutions of higher education to submit research papers of any length on campus sustainability that have not been previously published, are written in English, and were completed after August 1, 2007. A version of the winning paper will be published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record (subject to editorial review). Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards. Papers are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 10, 2008

CFP: Climate Action Planning at US & Canadian Campuses

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States and Canada. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 10, 2008

Opportunity to be a Student Campus Rep for One Penny Per Mile

One Penny Per Mile, a non-profit carbon offset organization that collects one penny for every mile a car is driven to construct and donate renewable energy production systems, seeks student volunteers to start pilot programs at their campuses. Responsibilities will include representing OPPM at campus events, soliciting contributions from students, staff, and members of the general public, and helping OPPM to develop an educational campaign on driving reduction strategies. Participants must be full-time students currently enrolled in good standing at a recognized institution of higher learning in the U.S.; be over 18 years of age; and have college-level computer, writing, and discussion skills.
  • Posted Jul 10, 2008

Socially Innovative Idea Competition

Conscious Lifestyle and Youth Venture invite submissions for the 2008 Venture Competition. The competition will award up to $1,000 in start-up funding, web space, a monthly skill-building workshop, and mentoring from a professional to a group of full-time high school or college students with the best idea to help students and schools be more socially responsible. The idea should work on both the individual and institutional levels; be created, led, and managed by students; and have a credible plan and budget. Applications are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 10, 2008

5 Fulbright Awards in Environment, Health, and Sustainability

The Fulbright Scholar Program with Canada is offering five Research Chair awards in Environment, Health, and Sustainability for 2009-10. The awards provide the opportunity for scholars to pursue full-time collaborative or independent research in affiliation with the faculty and resources at McMaster University, the University of Alberta, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Prince Edward Island, and the University of Winnipeg. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the global food system and food safety, nutriscience studies, water resources management, environmental studies, bioscience and other fields; interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Junior scholars with promising research records as well as established senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Awards range from four to nine months. U.S. citizenship and a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree are required. The application deadline is August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 3, 2008

AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards

AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2008 Sustainability Leadership Awards, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. Four Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented. The Campus Sustainability Achievement Award recognizes the institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, curriculum and research, operations, campus culture, and community outreach. Applications are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jul 3, 2008

Become an AASHE 2008 Supporting Institution

In an effort to encourage strong student participation at its 2008 conference, AASHE is inviting colleges and universities to become Supporting Institutions. Supporting Institutions offer to cover the cost of participation in the conference for at least one of their students, and provide $250 to support the conference. In exchange, they will be recognized in the conference website, printed program, signage and other publicity materials.
  • Posted Jul 3, 2008

Call for Theses and Dissertations on Campus Sustainability

AASHE invites submissions of completed and in-progress theses and dissertations related to sustainability in higher education to add to its "List of Dissertations and Theses on Campus Sustainability" resource. Please email relevant papers to resources@aashe.org.
  • Posted Jul 3, 2008

KIWI 2008 Green College Report Application

Kiwi Magazine invites colleges and universities to complete its "2008 Green College Report Application." The schools that submit the application could be featured in KIWI's "2008 Green College Campus Report" which profiles 50 colleges and universities that are making a significant commitment to the environment.
  • Posted Jul 3, 2008

Opportunity to Become a Higher Education Sustainability Fellow

The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium invites applications for the Higher Education Sustainability Fellows Program. Fellows will spend 4-5 hours each week working with their professional association and other related higher education associations, helping them to collect and share quality sustainability information with their members. Fellows will serve as mentors to others doing sustainability work on college campuses. Their role is to nurture, connect, assist and inspire the very important but often challenging work being done by disconnected individuals across the country. The review of applications will begin August 1, 2008 for the 2008-2008 academic year.
  • Posted Jul 3, 2008

AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Awards

AASHE is now accepting applications for the 2008 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. The Student Sustainability Achievement Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. Applications are due August 1, 2008. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner of this year's award will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record .
  • Posted Jun 26, 2008

CFP: Climate Action Planning at US & Canadian Campuses

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States and Canada. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.
  • Posted Jun 26, 2008

Join US Youth Network at the UN Climate Negotiations, COP14

The SustainUS Agents of Change program is now accepting applications for its delegation to the UN Climate Negotiations, the Conference of Parties 14, to be held in Poznan, Poland this December. COP14 will determine the future of international policy on climate change, and this is an opportunity for youth to make their voices heard. The SustainUS delegation, comprised of key leaders in the youth climate movement from various organizations and backgrounds, will have the unique opportunity to represent American youth at the COP. Delegates will work with each other and with international youth in advance of the conference to educate themselves, develop policy priorities, acquire skills in effective lobbying, and engage the broader youth population in a conversation about international climate policy.
  • Posted Jun 26, 2008

AASHE Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award

AASHE invites undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at U.S. or Canadian institutions of higher education to submit research papers of any length on campus sustainability that have not been previously published, are written in English, and were completed after August 1, 2007. A version of the winning paper will be published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record (subject to editorial review). Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards. Papers are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2008

Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US Campuses

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2008

Lifecycle Building Challenge 2 Student Competition

The American Institute of Architects, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Building MaterialsReuse Association invite students and professionals to participate in the Lifecycle Building Challenge 2. The contest challenges participants to submit creative ideas or designs to advance cutting-edge design for adaptability, disassembly, and local reuse of building materials. This year's competition features Building and Innovation Categories and new awards for Best Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Best School, and Best Residential Designs. Teams of up to 5 contestants can enter. The registration deadline is July 31, 2008.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2008

Power Vote MEGA Training Camp

The Energy Action Coalition will be convening an intensive 5-day training program from August 13 -17, 2008 to prepare organizers for their role in running the Power Vote program and beyond. Training participants will leave with a clear understanding of the Power Vote program goals, timeline, implementation plan, and their role in making it happen. The training will be highly interactive with a great emphasis on actually testing out the skills with time for discussion and feedback. Skills will be applicable for climate campaigning throughout the year. Priority will be given to low-income youth, youth of color and non-student youth. College, high school, and non-student youth are all encouraged to apply.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2008

AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards

AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2008 Sustainability Leadership Awards, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. Four Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented. The Campus Sustainability Achievement Award recognizes the institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, curriculum and research, operations, campus culture, and community outreach. Applications are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted Jun 12, 2008

Sustainability in the Urban Built Environment Summit

The Oregon Business Council and the Oregon University System invites applicants for its 2008 sustainability summit, "Sustainability in the Urban Built Environment," to take place July 21 – 24, 2008 in Portland, Oregon. The summit will teach participants the latest approaches to implementing sustainable strategies and policies in the urban built environment; methods to make the case for sustainability in a range of different projects; direct input on situations you're facing in your community or projects; a
  • Posted Jun 12, 2008

AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Awards

AASHE is now accepting applications for the 2008 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. The Student Sustainability Achievement Award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. Applications are due August 1, 2008. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner of this year's award will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record .
  • Posted Jun 5, 2008

Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US Campuses

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2008

CFP - Community Literacy Journal Articles

The peer reviewed Community Literacy Journal invites articles for its Fall 2009 special issue on Sustainability, the Environment, and Community Literacy. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that explore the interconnections among community literacy, sustainable practices, and cognizance of biospheric situatedness. Particularly welcomed for this issue are pieces co-authored in collaboration with community partners. Submissions of shorter and longer works including scholarly articles, essays, case studies, ethnographies, and reflective narratives are invited. Poems, drawings, photographs, and cartoons are invited as well. Submissions are due July 15, 2008.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2008

Invitation to Become an AASHE 2008 Supporting Institution

In an effort to encourage strong student participation at its 2008 conference, AASHE is inviting colleges and universities to become Supporting Institutions. Supporting Institutions offer to cover the cost of participation in the conference for at least one of their students, and provide $250 to support the conference. In exchange, they will be recognized in the conference website, printed program, signage and other publicity materials.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2008

AASHE Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award

AASHE invites undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at U.S. or Canadian institutions of higher education to submit research papers of any length on campus sustainability that have not been previously published, are written in English, and were completed after August 1, 2007. A version of the winning paper will be published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record (subject to editorial review). Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards. Papers are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted May 29, 2008

Green Power Leadership Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Center for Resource Solutions invite applications and nominations for the 2008 Green Power Leadership Awards. The Awards recognize the actions of individuals, companies, and organizations that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through green power markets. Awards will be given in the area of purchasing, supplying, and market development. Applications and nominations are due June 27, 2008 at 5pm.
  • Posted May 29, 2008

5 Student Scholarships: National Recycling Coalition

The College and University Council, a technical council of the National Recycling Council is partnering with The Coca Cola Company to sponsor five scholarships for college students to attend the NRC’s annual Congress and Exposition in Pittsburgh, PA, September 21-24, 2008. The scholarships cover travel, hotel, meals and conference registration. The scholarships are intended as a way for college students interested in a professional career in recycling to gain exposure to the field. They will have the opportunity to attend over 35 conference sessions, workshops and tours, as well as to meet and network with community, state and national recycling leaders. Applications are due July 25, 2008.
  • Posted May 22, 2008

AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards 35. 5 Student Scholarships: National Recycling Coalition Conference

AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2008 Sustainability Leadership Awards, to be presented in November at AASHE 2008: Working Together for Sustainability – On Campus and Beyond. Four Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented. The Campus Sustainability Achievement Award recognizes the institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their governance, curriculum and research, operations, campus culture, and community outreach. Applications are due August 1, 2008.
  • Posted May 22, 2008

Call for Papers: Climate Action Planning at US Campuses

The International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) have announced a call for papers for a special issue of the Journal on climate action planning at campuses in the United States. Judy Walton, AASHE's Acting Executive Director, will guest edit this special issue. Submitted articles must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length. The closing date for submissions is August 29, 2008.
  • Posted May 22, 2008

College Recycling/Composting Bin Design Contest

Busch Systems is hosting its second annual recycling bin and/or composting bin design contest. The winner will receive $1000 towards his or her recycling program, and the bin will be featured in the Busch Systems Fall Newsletter. The deadline has been extended to May 30, 2008.
  • Posted May 22, 2008

Invitation to Comment on ACUPCC Carbon Offset Protocol Draft

The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) invites comments on its first Voluntary Carbon Offset Protocol draft, which it is developing to provide guidance to ACUPCC institutions on how to decide whether or not to engage in the offset markets, and if so, what are the best ways to make effective investments and reduce risks. Deadline for comments is May 27, 2008. Feedback received will be presented to ACUPCC presidents and chancellors at the 2008 ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 5th, and will be taken into account as the Protocol is further developed.
  • Posted May 22, 2008

Invitation to Comment on Campus Sustainability Rating System

AASHE is inviting feedback from the campus sustainability community on the latest draft of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). AASHE intends for STARS to provide a standardized system for tracking information about sustainability performance and to enable better information sharing about campus sustainability practices. The public comment period ends on May 30, 2008.
  • Posted May 22, 2008

Lifecycle Building Challenge Competition

The Lifecycle Building Challenge is a web-based competition open to students and professional architects, designers, engineers, planners, reuse professionals, contractors, builders, and educators. Lifecycle designs are sought in two categories: building and innovation. Teams of up to 5 contestants can enter, and only residents of the U.S. and its territories are eligible. Registration for the Challenge closes June 15, 2008.
  • Posted May 22, 2008