Opportunities

Call for Green Curriculum Articles

The quarterly journal Metropolitan Universities is soliciting article proposals for an upcoming issue that will examine how universities are using green-inspired curriculum to promote a socially-just and environmentally-sustainable society, both in their local communities and globally. Possible topics for the special issue include, "Why should urban and metropolitan universities incorporate green issues in their curriculum? Why not?," "What challenges do urban and metropolitan campuses face when designing and implementing green-inspired curriculum?," "How should faculty integrate green learning in their curriculum? What models are proving to be successful?," and "How have universities partnered with communities and/or other universities to increase public literacy about environmental sustainability and its impact on social justice and social capital?" Proposals should be 300-500 words in length and final manuscripts should be 4,000-7,000 words in length. Proposals are due June 15, 2009.
  • Posted May 25, 2009

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 July 1, 2008. The winning paper will receive priority review for possible publication in Sustainability: The Journal of Record . Longer papers will be edited to meet the Journal's length standards. Papers are due July 1, 2009.
  • Posted May 18, 2009

Opportunity to Contribute Ideas for Campus Sustainability Day Webcast

The Society for College and University Planning invites members of the campus sustainability community to submit ideas for the next Campus Sustainability Day webcast, which will be broadcast in October 2009. Suggestions are sought for topic(s), speaker(s), and format. The deadline for suggestions is June 1, 2009.
  • Posted May 18, 2009

People, Ecology, and Development Study Abroad Program

The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI) is now accepting applications for its Spring 2010 People, Ecology, and Development study abroad semester in Thailand. Designed in partnership with local communities, courses will focus on the link between culture, ecology, and sustainable development and will include learning from local activists and village elders, paddling one of the last undammed rivers in Thailand, backpacking into remote Karen villages, and sea kayaking and skin diving the reefs and mangroves of Southern Thailand. Summer internships with Thai NGOs are also available for spring semester participants. The deadline for applications is October 12, 2009.
  • Posted May 18, 2009

Rural Heritage Institute

Sterling College (VT) will host "Food, Farms, and Community: Rural America's Local Food Renaissance." The program will include three days of discussions, field trips, and hands-on workshops that connect participants with practitioners at the leading edge of sustainable food systems, organic agriculture, and working communities. The workshop is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, community members, scholars, and practitioners who are passionate about solidifying the connections between community, academic scholarship, and meaningful work in the field. Undergraduate and graduate credits are available.
  • Posted May 18, 2009

Student Training for Environmental Protection

George Mason University (VA) will host "Student Training for Environmental Protection," a weeklong summer course facilitated by youth environmental 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 and communities. The workshop will cover topics such as recruiting, leadership development, coalition building, campaign planning, event planning, public speaking, how to get media attention, message development, and lobbying.
  • Posted May 18, 2009

AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards

AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2009 Sustainability Leadership Awards, to be presented the Greening of the Campus VIII Conference (Sept. 20-23 in Indianapolis, IN). Four Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented. The Campus Sustainability Leadership Award recognizes the institutions that have made the greatest overall commitment to sustainability as demonstrated in their education and research, campus operations, and administration and finance. Applications are due July 1, 2009.
  • Posted May 11, 2009

Green Power Leadership Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) invite nominations for the 2009 Green Power Leadership Awards. The awards seek to recognize the actions of individuals, institutions, companies, and organizations that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through green power markets. Nominations are due May 29, 2009.
  • Posted May 11, 2009

Lifecycle Building Challenge Competition

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency invites submissions for its 3rd annual Lifecycle Building Challenge. The competition is a web-based competition open to students and professional architects, designers, engineers, planners, reuse professionals, contractors, builders, educators, and environmental advocates. Lifecycle designs are sought in two categories: building and product. Professionals may submit both built and unbuilt work while students may only submit unbuilt work. Teams of up to 5 contestants can enter. The submission deadline is August 30, 2009.
  • Posted May 11, 2009

Summer Institute in Sustainability

July 20-24, 2009; University of British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada
The University of British Columbia invites participants to its 2009 Summer Institute in Sustainability. The Institute is an intensive professional development program targeted to administrators in universities and colleges, local and provincial governments, and corporations who are working to integrate sustainability as a core value in their organization. The event will include seminars, case studies, guided field trips, open space café sessions, and optional networking time.
  • Posted May 11, 2009

AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Award

AASHE is now accepting applications for the 2009 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, to be presented at the Greening of the Campus VIII Conference (Sept. 20-23 in Indianapolis, IN). 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 July 1, 2009. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record .
  • Posted May 4, 2009

Chance to Be a Chronicle of Higher Education Blogger

The Chronicle of Higher Education invites guest-bloggers for its Buildings & Grounds Blog. Bloggers are expected to write one blog a week for one month on campus architecture, facilities, energy, sustainability, or similar topics.
  • Posted May 4, 2009

AASHE Campus Sustainability Leadership Award

AASHE is now accepting applications for its 2009 Sustainability Leadership Awards, to be presented the Greening of the Campus VIII Conference (Sept. 20-23 in Indianapolis, IN). Four Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards will be presented. The Campus Sustainability Leadership 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 July 1, 2009.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2009

Sustainable Business Leadership Program

Green Mountain College (VT) is offering a one-month summer program entitled, "Sustainable Business Leadership Program." Participants in the program will explore the theory and real world implementation of sustainable business - including an examination of the skills and knowledge needed to create positive bottom-line as well as environmental and social results. The four weeks will include: Marking Management in the Sustainable Firm; Stakeholder Metrics and Finance at the Sustainable Firm; Supply and Operations Management – A Systems Approach; a Case Study at Marcal Paper Corporation; and Sustainable Business Strategy Development and Implementation. The program is intended for working professionals looking to increase their skills and credentials in sustainable business and earn a Certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2009

AASHE Student Sustainability Leadership Award

AASHE is now accepting applications for the 2009 Student Sustainability Leadership Award, to be presented at the Greening of the Campus VIII Conference (Sept. 20-23 in Indianapolis, IN). 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 July 1, 2008. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record .
  • Posted Apr 20, 2009

College Sustainability Report Card Announces Opt-In Initiative

This year, the Sustainable Endowments Institute is offering the opportunity for all institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada to be included in the next College Sustainability Report Card . SEI is requesting a $700 donation from institutions that opt-in. Schools already included in the Report Card will also be asked to contribute the same amount this year. Grant assistance is available to schools that have a demonstrated need. Applications must be received by May 8, 2009.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2009

Four Course Sequence in Sustainable Business

The University of Vermont's Institute for Global Sustainability is offering a four course sequence in Sustainable Business practices this summer. The program consists of three one week intensive courses in Burlington, VT that are focused on Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business, and Collaborative Management. The fourth course, Ecological Economics is offered online. Registration is now available.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2009

Mario Savio Young Activist Award

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund invites nominations for its Young Activist Award. The award is presented each year to a person under the age of 26 with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action. The recipients should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity. The $6,000 cash award is divided equally between the individual recipient and an organization of his/her choosing. Nominations are due June 30, 2009.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2009

Opportunity to Attend UN Climate Negotiations

Agents of Change is now accepting applications to join the SustainUS youth delegation to the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention and fifth meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP15 and COP/MOP5), which will be in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 7-18, 2009. Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 26 as of December 2009 and either be a US citizen or study or work in the US for more than six months by December 2009. Applications are due June 1, 2009.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2009

Undergrad Farm Intensive Summer Program

The University of Vermont's Institute for Global Sustainability, in partnership with the Plant & Soil Science Department, has developed a four week, on farm intensive summer program in Burlington, VT. The undergraduate program consists of three integrated classes (8 credits total) where students will learn first-hand about science-based nutrient management as an essential aspect of sustainable farming. The focus of this cluster of classes is sustaining soil fertility, composting wastes, and reducing farm-source pollution. Registration is now available.
  • Posted Apr 20, 2009

8 Week Summer Program in Renewable Energy

The University of Hawaii-Maui Community College is offering an eight-week summer program focused on the principles of renewable energy. The program consists of two three-credit courses and one two-credit internship. Possible hands-on projects include a trip to Kahoolawe to check on/service ongoing solar projects, a visit to the Humane Society to check on/service ongoing solar projects, and a trip to Molokai to check on/assist with wind projects. Registration begins on April 13.
  • Posted Apr 13, 2009

Environmental Ethics Institute

The Center for Ethics at the University of Montana invites participants to its 4th annual Environmental Ethics Institute. The three weeks of online study and six day workshop will focus on fire, restoration, and wilderness in an age of climate change and is open to students, faculty, and interested professionals. The workshop is particularly suitable for educators seeking a foundation in environmental ethics and its most pressing challenges today. The course begins online Mary 18, 2009 and the six day workshop begins June 8, 2009. Early registration ends April 15, 2009. Regular registration ends May 14, 2009.
  • Posted Apr 5, 2009

Member Discount: Occupancy-Based Energy Management System

Telkonet is offering AASHE members a free installation of its in-room energy management system in a room (classroom or dorm room) for 2 weeks, along with a free energy savings analysis quantifying the actual cost savings. Telkonet’s system self-calibrates based on environmental and HVAC characteristics, maximizing energy savings at a specified comfort level.
  • Posted Apr 5, 2009

RFP: Excellence in Green Building Education Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council Excellence in Green Building Education Awards Program recognizes outstanding curriculum and teaching methods that incorporate the built environment to teach sustainability. Through recognition awards and incentive grants, the awards program aims to celebrate and disseminate replicable, innovative curricular activities in formal education settings. Model programs are recognized in three categories: pre-K to 12, community and technical colleges, and colleges and universities, for their efforts in advancing green building education. One $10,000 incentive grant will be awarded to each education level category. Recognition awards honor existing educational programs and curricula for their innovative efforts to bring green building education to a broad spectrum of educational levels and content areas. Up to 15 recognition awards will be selected to receive a $1,000 honorarium. Incentive Grant proposals and Recognition Award submissions are due June 25, 2009
  • Posted Apr 5, 2009

Sustainable Agriculture Semester – Summer 2009

Sterling College (VT) will offer a summer-long Sustainable Agriculture Semester. Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and work on the farm are combined to teach sustainable practices and to foster discussion about agricultural issues. Classes are taught in an integrated fashion through lecture, reading, and discussion, student projects and research, work on the Sterling farm, and field trips to local farms and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference. The 12-15 credit program is designed for college students, academically advanced high school students, and adult learners with an interest in exploring ecological management of plants, animals, and land. The deadline for applications is Mary 1, 2009.
  • Posted Apr 5, 2009

Wild Rockies Summer Semester

The Wild Rockies Field Institute invites participants to attend its Wild Rockies Summer Semester program, June 19 – August 19, 2009. Students will examine conservation from a broad regional perspective, a Native American perspective, and a local landscape perspective while exploring the Yellowstone to Yukon bioregion. Subjects addressed will include conservation biology, community-based conservation, regional environmental policy, restoration ecology, and traditional ecological knowledge. The enrollment deadline is April 20, 2009.
  • Posted Apr 5, 2009

America's Greenest Campus Contest

Climate Culture invites college and universities to apply for its America's Greenest Campus contest, which aims to motivate institutions to reduce the carbon footprint of their students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Institutions have until October 5, 2009 to get as many campus members to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. Carbon Culture will keep track of the number of people participating from each school and will award up to $10,000 to two winners - the school with the most participants and the school with the most carbon reductions per participant.
  • Posted Mar 30, 2009

Transatlantic Renewable Energy Exchange Study Tour

CDS invites students to apply for its 2009 Transatlantic Renewable Energy Exchange Study Tour. The 7-day tour of Germany and German companies will include site-visits to a bio-gas power plant, a brown coal mine, a photovoltaic manufacturer, a low-energy housing project, and the Wind Park. Applications are due April 3, 2009.
  • Posted Mar 30, 2009

10-Day Course on Green Building

Colorado State University and the Institute for the Built Environment are offering a 10-day course at a sustainable eco-resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands known as Maho Bay/Harmony Camps, on the island of St. John. The course, which will take place Mar 20-30, 2009, will focus on theories and practices of green building including energy, healthy buildings, natural resources, and other environmental issues. Students will gain knowledge about best sustainable practices through experimental learning at a demonstration site. Participants in the past have been students and professionals in landscape design and architecture, construction management, interior design and architecture.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2009

AASHE Seeks Nominations for New Board Members

The Nominations Committee of AASHE's Board of Directors is inviting members to nominate candidates to fill several slots on the Board. The full board holds multi-day, in-person meetings at least once a year (usually twice), and holds monthly phone meetings. In addition, each board member is expected to participate in at least one board committee. Committees meet by phone an average of 6 times per year, depending on their respective work agenda. Overall, board members should expect to contribute an average of 8 to 16 hours per month to AASHE. The closing date for nominations is Friday, March 27, 2009
  • Posted Mar 23, 2009

Farm Life Ecology Course

Green Mountain College will host a 13 week summer intensive program that allows student to manage all elements of the farm's operation while gaining a strong curricular foundation in sustainable agriculture. The program will address the fundamentals of organic crop and animal management; efficient integration and management of highly diverse farm systems; development of appropriate agricultural technologies with a focus on human and animal power; and the social and cultural importance of regional foods. Students will also eat what is grown in the fields and investigate the theory and practice of traditional culinary means of food preparation.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2009

ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Award

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the First International Sustainable Campus Awards. These awards will recognize sustainable campus projects that demonstrate leadership, creativity, effectiveness and outstanding performance in the areas of “Construction” and “Impact”. The Construction Award will recognize completed campus development projects – single or series of new or retrofitted buildings – that show outstanding performance in energy efficiency, minimal CO2 or other environmental impacts and/or other sustainability relevant aspects. The Impact Award seeks entries of ongoing or completed initiatives that show excellent achievements from the viewpoint of engaging the various stakeholders of campus sustainability. Winning initiatives will demonstrate how campus development and management can be used to create impact for research, teaching and campus community involvement. Awardees will be featured in the ISCN gallery of landmark projects where they will serve as case studies to inspire university members on what is possible and how successful projects can be developed. Applications are due April 14, 2009.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2009

AASHE Seeks Nominations for New Board Members

The Nominations Committee of AASHE's Board of Directors is inviting members to nominate candidates to fill several slots on the Board. The full board holds multi-day, in-person meetings at least once a year (usually twice), and holds monthly phone meetings. In addition, each board member is expected to participate in at least one board committee. Committees meet by phone an average of 6 times per year, depending on their respective work agenda. Overall, board members should expect to contribute an average of 8 to 16 hours per month to AASHE. The closing date for nominations is Friday, March 27, 2009
  • Posted Mar 16, 2009

Clinton Global Initiative U Outstanding Commitment 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 Pat Tillman Foundation and the Wal-Mart Foundation to help them implement Commitments to Action in CGI U’s four main focus areas: energy & climate change, poverty alleviation, global health, peace & human rights, and education. A total of $400,000 will be distributed to various students and student-group commitments. Any CGI U commitment-maker is eligible to apply for this award. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 3, 2009.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2009

Sixth Annual Byron Fellowship

The Byron Fellowship invites applicants for its 5-day seminar in sustainable communities. Topics of learning will include ethical and theological basis for sustainable community interaction; local natural heritage including geology, flora, and fauna; learning through the stories of place; economic structure and incentives for sustainability; political action and community initiative; building communities for sustainable living; restoration ecology; and sustainable agriculture and forestry. The program, which will take place during the 3rd week in May at Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana, is open to upper class undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates from the United States. Only 12 – 16 applicants will be accepted. Rolling admissions opened February 1, 2009. Applicants are reviewed and accepted weekly.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2009

2009 Faculty Pioneer Awards

The Aspen Institute invites nominations for its 2009 Faculty Pioneer Awards. The Awards seek to recognize exceptional faculty who are leaders in integrating social and environmental issues into their research and teaching. Nominations are open to all faculty members at any institution worldwide offering a graduate management degree. Nominees should have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following ways: demonstrated leadership in the integration of social, environmental, and economic issues into business school courses, curriculum development, and design; organized or participated in a leadership role in business school activities involving social and environmental topics, including but not limited to: conferences, program design, experiential learning, independent studies, and student clubs; made a positive and visible impact on business practice with regard to the intersection of social, environmental, and economic issues; and/or shown cutting-edge scholarship within the context of social and environmental issues in business. The deadline for nominations is March 27, 2009.
  • Posted Mar 8, 2009

$25K Community College Grants

The Civic Ventures Community College Encore Career project will award $25,000 to eight community colleges developing innovative encore career programs in education, health care, nonprofit leadership, and the environment. The new grants are a follow-up to ten grants that were provided in 2007 to community colleges around the country, aimed at creating programs that match the skills and interests of experienced adults with high-need careers that support the community, such as nursing, teaching, and social services. This year, the program has been expanded to include green jobs, and aims to further support the role of community colleges as a primary pathway for encore jobs. Proposals are due April 24, 2009.
  • Posted Mar 8, 2009

Opportunity to Contribute Essay on Sustainability to Business Officer

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) invites students to submit essays to be included in an upcoming issue of Business Officer, the monthly flagship publication of NACUBO. The essays should address senior college and university business officers at all types of institutions, presenting them with perspectives on what is happening in higher education in a new era. The piece should focus specifically on the critical importance of integrating sustainability throughout higher education. The 350-500 word article is due March 20, 2009. Submissions should be emailed to Michele Madia, NACUBO's Director of Environmental Leadership, at Michele.madia@nacubo.org.
  • Posted Mar 8, 2009

AASHE Member Discount on STRiDA Foldable Bikes

Areaware is offering AASHE members a $100 discount and free freight on their STRiDA bicycle, a triangular frame bicycle that quickly folds for easy storage. The STRiDA features a rustproof aluminum frame, a greaseless chain, and weighs roughly 20 pounds.
  • Posted Mar 2, 2009

Opportunity to Participate in Green Fee Survey

The University of Texas at Austin Campus Environmental Center is completing an analysis of Green Fee programs in the U.S. and in Canada. The Center invites institutions that have green fees to complete two surveys. Survey A - Program Details (to be completed by fund administrators and an institution's green fee program expert) will compare the characteristics and histories of green fees across the U.S. and Canada. Survey B – General Impressions (to be completed by faculty, staff, and students at institutions with green fees) aims to track green fees' perceived effects on campus sustainability. The surveys must be completed by Friday, March 27, 2009
  • Posted Mar 2, 2009

AASHE Member Discount on Campus Rideshare System Set-up

RideShark is offering AASHE members a 20 percent discount on the set-up of any new campus rideshare system for their college or university. RideShark's ridematching system allows students, staff, and faculty to find compatible carpool or vanpool matches, as well as walking, cycling, and transit ”˜buddies’. Additional modules are available to enable users to track their commuting emissions and to monitor carpool or vanpool participation.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2009

Experiential Education & Sustainability – Faculty Workshop in Thailand

The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute invites faculty to participate in a 7 day summer workshop entitled, "Experiential Education and Sustainability." The workshop will focus on using case studies from the experience of ISDSI and other organizations to give participants practical experience with and a solid working knowledge of the key issues involved in teaching experiential field-based courses.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2009

Opportunity for Campuses to Host a Climate Corps Fellow

The Environmental Defense Fund and Net Impact are seeking campus hosts for the 2009 Climate Corps Fellows program. Fellows are MBA students with a strong background in finance or engineering who spend their summers on-site at host organizations, conducting detailed analyses of energy reduction opportunities in lighting, computer equipment, heating and cooling systems, and datacenters. They work to produce a detailed, actionable investment and implementation plan that helps hosts cut costs and reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, the Climate Corps Fellows identified 110 million kilowatt hours of electricity savings at companies like Yahoo!, Cisco, and Intuit.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2009

Power Down for the Planet

Climate Savers Computing, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program, invite higher education institutions to take part in "Power Down for the Planet," a challenge program designed to encourage universities and their campus communities to reduce their own IT power consumption and get their students, faculty, and staff involved in the fight against climate change. The challenge includes a month long competition to see which university can recruit the largest percentage of their campus community to pledge support to Climate Savers Computing. The pledge challenge will kick off on March 23 and conclude on April 17, 2009. The challenge winner and the collective results of all participants will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. In addition to the pledge challenge, students have the opportunity to create and submit a video that tells the Climate Savers Computing story. The winning videos will be selected based on a combination of content and relevance, as judged by Climate Savers Computing representatives. The winners of the student viral video challenge will receive technology prizes.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2009

Sustainable Practices Summer Program

The Audubon Expedition Institute invites applications for its Sustainable Practices Summer Program, to take place June 1 – 22, 2009. Participants will explore sustainable practices and how they relate to their individual lives, to the greater society, and ecological systems. Topics of discussion will include alternative fuels for vehicles, composting and the basics of biologically active soil, agricultural seed diversity, gray-water systems, and passive solar design. All participants will grow and cook organic food, use sustainable technologies, and live out of doors for the duration of the program. Students will be expected to complete reading and writing projects one week before and one week after the program.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2009

1st Annual Spring Campus Commuter Challenge

The AlterNetWays Company is proud to announce that it will hold the 1st Annual Nationwide Spring Campus Challenge during the month of April 2009. The competition among higher education institutions aims to promote and encourage the use of alternative modes of transportation. Each person who participates will be able to track their daily trips to their school and automatically calculate their CO2 savings. Schools are automatically ranked based on level of participation. Institutions that sign up will receive a marketing kit to help promote their participation.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2009

Agents of Change Delegation

Agents of Change is now accepting applications to join the SustainUS youth delegation to the seventeenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainability Development-17 (CSD-17). Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to sustainable development. As a policy year, the focus of CSD-17 will be on the understanding and lobbying for policy related to the topics areas of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification, and Africa. Applicants are required to be between the ages of 18 and 26 as of April 2009 and to either be a US citizen or have studied or worked in the US for more than six months. Delegates must commit to attending at least one full week of the conference. Applications are due March 6, 2009.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2009

Chance to be Featured in Campus Sustainability Publication

Campus InPower invites campus sustainability organizers to share their stories of successful initiatives for a chance to be featured in a new publication entitled, "Get it Done: Success Stories from the Front Lines of Campus Sustainability." Suggested categories include policies and administration, education, energy, water, built environment, food systems, waste, purchasing, land use impacts, and transportation. The publication will be part of a new Campus InPower toolkit.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2009

NACUBO Innovation Award

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) invites applicants for its 2009 Innovation Award. The Award honors the achievement of higher education institutions of each constituent type (community colleges, comprehensive and doctoral institutions, research universities, and small institutions) in the following areas of business and financial administration: process improvement and resource enhancement. Institutions with sustainability and energy efficiency improvements are encouraged to apply. Applications are due April 3, 2009.
  • Posted Feb 2, 2009

SustaInvest Student Investment Challenge

The SustaInvest Student Management Committee is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2008-09 SustaInvest competition. SustaInvest is open to any graduate or undergraduate student at any institution. Judging criteria rewards thoughtful design of high performance, sustainability-driven investments. Portfolios will be judged for an understanding of the interdependence among business, society and the environment for a competitive advantage. This year's grand prize is paid registration at the 2009 Net Impact Conference at Cornell University and access to VIP networking events with industry leaders at the 2009 Net Impact Conference. In addition, there will be cash prizes. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2009.
  • Posted Feb 2, 2009