Opportunities

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

Call for Papers - Volume on Sustainability Integration

The Wake Forest University (NC) Office of Sustainability invites papers for an edited volume, titled Taking it to the Next Level: Strategies for Adaptation across the Sustainability Curriculum . The editors invite submissions of case studies, as well as methodological analyses of ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into the curriculum, that highlight positive steps or note obstacles to sustainability in education that have been turned into important lessons. Submissions should be accessible to a multidisciplinary audience, and should focus on empirical studies or rigorous analysis rather than anecdotal evidence. Each submission should include the proposal’s authors, institutional affiliation, contact information, and a 200-word abstract of the proposed article. Abstract submissions are due June 25, 2010, with full articles expected by August 31, 2010.
  • Posted May 24, 2010

Call for Proposals: Book on Teaching Sustainability

Grand Valley State University (MI) invites proposals for contributions to a book titled Teaching Sustainability and Teaching Sustainably . The initial CFP is for students, graduates, faculty, and staff on the following topics: the definition and approach to sustainability, teaching sustainability, teaching sustainably, and the future of sustainable teaching and teaching sustainability. Abstracts of no more than 200 words are due by July 31, 2010.
  • Posted May 24, 2010

Education for Sustainability Info Exchange -Monthly Calls Kickoff

AASHE and HEASC (The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium) are launching a monthly phone conference as a resource for educators at colleges and universities to develop and share ideas regarding educating undergraduates for sustainability. Through the exchange of information about sustainability initiatives, strategies, networks, precedents, and learning resources, these calls will aim to help faculty, staff, and students prepare for their career, community, and individual opportunities to help develop sustainable communities, economies, and ecosystems. Each conference call will involve a 10 minute presentation, followed by a short question and answer period. The remainder of the call will be an open discussion about the front edge issues being faced by the call participants and sharing of possible solutions. The first call will be held Monday, June 14, 2010, from 12:30 - 1:30 Eastern.
  • Posted May 24, 2010

Teaching for a Positive Future Summer Course

The Institute for Humane Education invites participants to Teaching for a Sustainable Future, a summer course that will be held July 5 - 30, 2010. The course is designed to train classroom teachers, community educators and homeschooling parents to effectively teach critical thinking about social justice, environmental ethics, and animal protection, and enhance your students' understanding that their choices make an impact on themselves, their local community, the fate of other people, other species, and the Earth. The course’s emphasis throughout on building critical thinking skills provides participants with a constructive approach for teaching about complex, controversial issues. Participants will have the chance to interact virtually with each other through discussion boards and receive input from the course advisors. Continuing education credits are available.
  • Posted May 24, 2010

Green Your Campus Contest for Students

The University of Pennsylvania Green Campus Partnership and the T.C. Chan Center invite students to participate in the "Green Your Campus" Competition. Participants may enter by creating a blog post with their best idea to green their campus. The idea should be creative, new, and cost-effective. The title of the blog post should be "Content Entry: My Best Idea to Green The Campus." Winners will be determined by popular vote of the registered members of the T.C. Chan Center Portal. Voting ends June 25, 2010.
  • Posted May 17, 2010

Environmental Education Awards - Applications/Nominations Open

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) invites applications and nominations from members for its annual awards. Categories include Outstanding Service to Environmental Education by an Individual, Outstanding Service to Environmental Education by an Organization, Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education, the Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Award for Outstanding Service, and the Walter E. Jeske Award. Submissions are due May 21, 2010.
  • Posted May 10, 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 May 26 - June 8, 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 review rating tools and environmental scans that have been developed to help sustainability coordinators assess an organization’s level of achievement with industry standards in infrastructure, policy, and practice in order to identify high priority opportunities for action. Using Evaluation to Craft the Business Case for Sustainability will discuss Return on Investment and Social Return on Investment as two common methods for establishing the quantitative and qualitative benefits of investing in sustainability initiatives. The registration deadline for each session is May 26, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted May 10, 2010

Student Scholarship to Summer Study on Efficiency in Buildings

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is proud to announce that scholarship applications for the Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings are now open and may be submitted online. The Student Scholarship award to the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study will pay for the conference registration fee, housing and meals, and a portion of transportation costs. To be eligible, the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university whose course work is related to energy/energy efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or a related field of study, and who is considering a career in energy/energy efficiency. Applications are due June 2, 2010.
  • Posted May 3, 2010

College Sustainability Report Card - Deadline Extension

The Sustainable Endowments Institute has extended the deadline to May 7, 2010, for inclusion in next year's College Sustainability Report Card, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2010. The opportunity is available to all institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Any member of the university community (staff, students, faculty, administration, alumni) may submit an application. A $700 donation is requested to provide complete coverage of an institution in the final report. All schools that contribute will be offered an exclusive customized analysis based on the Report Card data set. Grant assistance is available to schools that have a demonstrated need.
  • Posted Apr 26, 2010

Green Building Partnerships Opportunity - Call for Projects

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are working together to propose two new opportunities for Commercial Building Partnerships (CBP), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Commercial building owners and operators can submit planned new or retrofit commercial building projects that will achieve significant energy savings. Although they receive no direct funding, these owners and operators will have access to the technical expertise of laboratory researchers and private- and public-sector (university, for example) technical experts. The deadline to apply is 3pm Eastern on May 10, 2010.
  • Posted Apr 26, 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 upcoming seminar, A Systems Approach to Sustainability, will be held May 5 - 18, 2010, and will cover awareness of sustainability as a multi dimensional, dynamic interaction between interrelated and interdependent elements in an organization. Organizational decision-making and planning efforts based on a systems approach will also be discussed. Another upcoming seminar, Communicating the Organization's Sustainability Efforts, will also be held May 5 - 18, 2010, will teach participants how to communicate their institution's performance on sustainability goals to employees, clients, and other stakeholders. Topics to be covered include developing a report, managing a publication, and selecting venues and media for communicating the results. The registration deadline for both seminars is May 5, 2010 and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Apr 26, 2010

AASHE Seeks Technical Advisors for STARS

AASHE seeks individuals with expertise related to campus sustainability to serve as Technical Advisors for STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System). STARS Technical Advisors are the primary source for input and insight regarding the content of STARS credits. Technical Advisors will be drawn from higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and businesses, with a preference given for AASHE members. The application deadline has been extended to May 14, 2010.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2010

Discount on Bioneers Conference Broadcast & Educational Materials

Bioneers is offering AASHE members a 20 percent discount on its Beaming Bioneers Conference program and all Bioneers educational products. Conference partners will receive a live satellite broadcast of the keynote presentations and are invited and encouraged to wrap their own local programming around the broadcast. Educational products available in the Bioneers Store include books, DVD’s, and 30-minute presentations from leading speakers.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2010

2 Week Course: Deep Ecology & Sustainable Living, Costa Rica

Humboldt State University (CA) and the University of San Jose (CA) are offering a two week course, from July 25 - August 7, 2009, entitled, "Deep Ecology & Sustainable Living." The course will consist 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. Students will explore avenues for improved integration of sustainable living practices into their daily lives. Participants can receive three units of academic credit at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applications will be accepted until April 23, 2010, or until the class is full.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2010

Farmward Bound: Preparation for Farm Operation Leadership

The University of Vermont invites participants to its summer Farmward Bound Program, which features a two week farm-based residential experience in which students have the opportunity live and learn from successful local farmers. Students will gain an understanding of multiple approaches to contemporary small scale sustainable agriculture. Plant and soil science courses in entomology, plant pathology, weed ecology, tree fruit production, and introduction to ecological agriculture will provide students with in-depth content and hands-on field activities including farm/site visits and assessments.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2010

Arbor Day Video Challenge - Win $2500 for Campus Trees

The Arbor Day Foundation invites submissions for its Video Challenge. Videos should be 60 - 90 seconds in length and educate, inspire, and encourage people to go outside and plant trees. The first place winner will receive 25 large trees (estimated value: $2,500) to plant in the community or on a college campus. The top three videos will be featured on arbordaynow.org and aborday.org during the week of Arbor Day. The last day to submit a video is April 9, 2010.
  • Posted Apr 5, 2010

College Sustainability Report Card Opt-In Program

The Sustainable Endowments Institute is offering the opportunity for all institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada to be included in next year's College Sustainability Report Card , scheduled for publication in the fall of 2010. Any member of the university community (staff, students, faculty, administration, alumni) may submit an application. A $700 donation is requested to provide complete coverage of an institution in the final report. All schools that contribute will be offered an exclusive customized analysis based on the Report Card data set. Grant assistance is available to schools that have a demonstrated need. The application deadline for inclusion is April 23, 2010.
  • Posted Apr 5, 2010

Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy

The University of California, Davis invites applicants for its Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy. The June 28 - July 2, 2010 training session, which will take place in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, aims to provide science and engineering graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty with the knowledge and skills they need to move environmentally sustainable research out of the laboratory and into the world. The five-day intensive academy provides participants with focused lectures, practical exercises, and hands-on experiences designed to give them the knowledge, skills, and networks to explore how their research can make broader impact in industry, the marketplace, and the world. The deadline to apply is May 14, 2010.
  • Posted Apr 5, 2010

Preservation and Sustainability Short Course

Cornell University's (NY) Historic Preservation Planning Program, in conjunction with the Department of Landscape Architecture, is pleased to announce its Third Summer Institute, Preservation: Sustainability 3, taking place from May 21-22, 2010, at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. "Preservation and Sustainability" is open to professionals, academics, researchers, and students in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and historic preservation. The course will address energy- and resource-conscious design at both building and neighborhood scales through the strategies, tools, and ethos of historic preservation. Topics will include ratings and metrics, planning for sustainability, and negotiating conflicting value systems. The course format will be seminar presentations, discussions, and site visits to projects in the city.
  • Posted Apr 5, 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 upcoming seminar, The Sustainability Coordinator as an Organizational Change Agent, will be held April 14 - 27, 2010, and will cover proficiency in the use of facilitation, persuasive communication, and collaboration that will be used to guide and motivate an organization to adopt sustainable business processes. Another upcoming seminar, Designing Effective Communication Media, will also be held April 14 - 27, 2010, and will give participants an understanding of how to engage an audience and enhance comprehension of messaging through graphic design and clear, crisp persuasive writing. The registration deadline for both seminars is April 14, 2010 and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Mar 29, 2010

International Sustainable Campus Network Awards

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is pleased to announce the second call for applications for the International Sustainable Campus Awards. These awards recognize sustainable campus projects that demonstrate leadership, creativity, effectiveness and outstanding performance in four categories: University Executive Leadership Award, Excellence in Construction Award, Excellence in Impact Award, and The oikos Student Leadership Award. Awards will be given during the Symposium “Better Campus – Better Cities” at the Shanghai World Expo, China, by an outstanding university leader. The jury will select one awardee from the four categories to go to Shanghai, expenses covered, to receive their award in person. The winning projects will be prominently featured in all related public communication activities and especially in the ISCN gallery of landmark projects. Applications are due April 12, 2010.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2010

Intro to Strategic Sustainable Development Summer School

The Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden) invites PhD-level graduate students and university teachers under the age of 35 to "Introduction to Strategic Sustainable Development Summer School," which will take place August 1 - 4, 2010, in Sweden. The focus of the course will be on strategic sustainable development and its applications in the Baltic Sea region. Curriculum will emphasize the interconnectedness of climate and environmental issues, energy, and human-environment interactions. It will also incorporate aspects of social sustainability, including social cohesion, regional development, and policy objectives. Applications are due April 15, 2010.
  • Posted Mar 15, 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 upcoming seminar, Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects, will be held March 24 - April 6, 2010, and will cover the major phases of a sustainability initiative throughout its lifecycle- from initial conception through evaluation and tools and techniques for advancing initiatives through each lifecycle stage. The registration deadline is March 21, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members. Another upcoming seminar, Designing Effective Communication Media, will be held April 14 - 27, 2010, and will give participants an understanding of how to engage an audience and enhance comprehension of messaging through graphic design and clear, crisp persuasive writing. The registration deadline is April 14, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Mar 15, 2010

Student Training for Environmental Protection 2010

George Mason University (VA) invites students to its Student Training for Environmental Protection Summer Program, which is designed to give students the skills they need to become effective environmental advocates. The week-long course will be facilitated by experienced youth organizers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. During the week, participants will learn how to create or extend strong and successful groups that will be able to run effective environmental campaigns on their campuses or in their communities. Workshops will include recruiting, leadership development, coalition building, campaign planning, event planning, public speaking, message development, lobbying, and how to get media attention. The week will include a field trip to Washington D.C. where participants will visit Capitol Hill and have the chance to speak to their elected officials in Congress. The training will be held June 13 - 20, 2010 at Prince William Forest in Triangle, Virginia.
  • Posted Mar 15, 2010

Film Your Issue Competition for Young Adults

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) invites adults ages 14 to 24 to participate in the What’s Your Issue? – Film Your Issue competition. Contestants will submit a three-minute video presenting an innovative solution-project idea in one of nine categories: environment, education, health/healthcare, poverty, public service, national security and defense, the economic recessions, and human and equal rights. The deadline for submissions is April 18, 2010. Winners will be selected by both a VIP jury and public online via YouTube.
  • Posted Mar 8, 2010

Submit Green Campus Media for Green Brackets Competition

Second Nature has launched the 2010 version of greenbrackets.com, a website where basketball fans can track the success of ACUPCC signatory schools in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship. Second Nature is also hosting a related competition, in which members of the campus sustainability community are encouraged to submit photos, videos, and stories about sustainability and athletics on their campuses for competition points. The campus with the most points will win the Green Bracket Competition. The Second Nature team will post the best images and stories online in the effort to generate some friendly competition and publicity for green schools as well as highlight progress on the greening of athletics programs.
  • Posted Mar 8, 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 upcoming seminar, Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects, will be held March 10 - 23, 2010, and will cover the major phases of a sustainability initiative throughout its lifecycle- from initial conception through evaluation and tools and techniques for advancing initiatives through each lifecycle stage. The registration deadline is March 10, 2010, and discounts are available for AASHE members.
  • Posted Mar 1, 2010