Opportunities

AASHE Member Discount: $25 Off Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) Membership

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is a non-profit membership organization for executives and officials in industry, government, academia and the non-profit community. ACCO’s mission is to define, develop and support the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities. AASHE members can now receive $25 off an individual ACCO membership. Discount expires June 30, 2017.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum Workshop

Indigenous faculty members and knowledge holders will gather with faculty who are focused on sustainability education to discuss the synergies between indigenous teachings and sustainability goals. Held at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, on June 15, the day will involve exploring the synergies between these models and sustainability curriculum activities such as sustainability learning outcomes, applied student sustainability projects and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The deadline to register is June 5. Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers' workshops to find an event to attend.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo Registration & Schedule

Registration is open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, happening Oct. 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. With the theme "Stronger in Solidarity," sessions will discuss how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all. Registering now through May 31 offers the best rate on registration. View the full schedule and consider registering before May 31.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Global Survey on Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals

The aim of this survey is to better understand the challenges and solutions business and management educators around the world face as they seek to include the issue of poverty and inequality into business school curricula, modules, programs and courses. As such, it aims to understand progress made since a 2012 survey on responsible management, and explore the topic of responsible management education in light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The survey is being conducted by Principles for Responsible Management Education. The deadline to contribute is June 9.
  • Posted May 19, 2017

Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative

Leaders of higher education institutions are invited to endorse a letter calling on elected representatives to put a price on carbon. Putting a price on carbon can act as a catalyst to greenhouse gas emissions reductions and a transition to a clean energy economy. To date, over 30 college and university presidents have signed on. On Wednesday, May 17, organizers of the initiative are hosting a Higher Education Carbon Pricing Endorsement Initiative conference call from 1-2:00 p.m. Eastern for anyone interested in learning more about carbon pricing, the initiative and how to get presidents onboard.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Second Nature 2017 Climate Leadership Award Nominations

The 8th annual Climate Leadership Awards invite applications from signatory campuses of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. These awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience. Nominees will be considered based on their commitment to climate neutrality, curriculum integration, partnerships and innovative leadership. Second Nature offers these awards in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Applications are due no later than May 26.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Early Bird Registration Open for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo

The 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Stronger in Solidarity,” in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 15-18, will bring together 2,000+ sustainability champions from around the world to share ideas and be inspired. Register before May 31 to take advantage of early bird prices.
  • Posted May 15, 2017

Using Campus & Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs

This interactive workshop, from Aug. 2-4 at Furman University in South Carolina, will create a platform for sharing and establishing best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as sustainability living learning labs. The three-day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding and maintaining sustainability living learning lab programs both on campus and in the surrounding community. Participants will be asked to share their experiences, vision, approach and curricular integration strategies for creating and expanding sustainability living learning labs at their respective universities. The deadline to register is May 20. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted May 12, 2017

Online Workshop: Sustainability Across the Curriculum

This online event, organized by Moraine Valley Community College in partnership with AASHE, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse issues of sustainability (ecological stability, social equity and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Sustainability issues cross all disciplines and the intent of this course is to identify those areas of intersection. Effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems will be explored. Three graduate credits are available to students through Aurora University. Students must have earned a bachelor's degree in order to receive graduate credits. The deadline to register for the first online workshop is May 21 and June 25 for the second workshop. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted May 12, 2017

May 19 Deadline Approaching: AASHE Sustainability Awards

The annual AASHE Sustainability Awards submission period closes in three days. Ten awards will be given in three categories: Campus Sustainability Achievement, Campus Sustainability Research and Student Sustainability Leadership. Apply by May 19 to be considered for an award.
  • Posted May 11, 2017

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop

This three-day workshop, happening June 28–30 at the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, will utilize a range of workshop strategies to familiarize participants with approaches to recognize the interconnections of sustainability, diversity and equity. Participants will be exposed to diverse perspectives and dialogue with colleagues from other disciplines and campuses as they gain skills to incorporate these topics in their syllabi, lesson plans and campus projects. The deadline to register is June 2.
  • Posted May 11, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off Sustainability Certification Through ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) offers students, faculty and staff from AASHE-member schools a $100 discount on the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. The program is designed to recognize the knowledge, skills and abilities of those in the sustainability field, including students with knowledge of core sustainability concepts.
  • Posted May 8, 2017

Call for Proposals: Students for Zero Waste 2017

Post-Landfill Action Network invites proposals for the Students for Zero Waste event in Philadelphia from Nov. 3-4. Organizers are looking for workshops and presenters to have a diversity of thought, experience and background in zero waste, environmental justice and sustainability practices in general. Proposal submissions are due June 1.
  • Posted May 1, 2017

FAFO Funding for Organic Research

Farmers Advocating for Organic (FAFO) is accepting letters of interest from academic and research institutions who are interested in conducting research related to organic farmers, organic farming practices and organic food, and projects that provide organic agricultural education for farmers, or educate consumers and other key stakeholders on the benefits of organic food and farming. There are two grant cycles remaining in 2017 with application deadlines June 15 and Sept. 15.
  • Posted May 1, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Faculty Workshop at U California Santa Barbara

This workshop, happening June 26 in Santa Barbara, California, will provide peer-to-peer support for faculty who wish to add sustainability or climate change education to an existing course. Discussion and brainstorming will center on pedagogical approaches and resources. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The University of California is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Participants of this two-day workshop will explore how to permeate sustainability, very broadly defined, across the higher education curriculum while facilitating interdisciplinary dialog. Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. View a complete listing of all the centers and find an event to attend.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2017

Environmental Education Research: Special Issue Call for Proposals

This special issue of Environmental Education Research will focus on investigating the relationship between research and policy in environmental and sustainability education. Contributions should examine the current state of play with respect to research-policy relationships within environmental and sustainability education. Submissions are due by May 15.

EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Award Program supports scientific research in energy efficiency and renewable energy by attracting scientists and engineers to pursue breakthrough technologies. The award will provide an annual stipend of $65,000, allowances for health insurance and research-related expenses, and limited reimbursement for relocation expenses. The deadline to apply is May 31.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Sustainability & Behavior Change Certificate

University of California San Diego Extension is offering AASHE members a 10 percent discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate. The new certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change provides an online setting for an advanced educational training in conservation psychology, behavior change strategies and community engagement tools. The aim is to help practitioners build successful sustainability projects and programs.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

Using Campus & Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs

This interactive workshop, from Aug. 2-4 at Furman University in South Carolina, will create a platform for sharing and establishing best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as sustainability living learning labs. The three-day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding and maintaining sustainability living learning lab programs both on campus and in the surrounding community. Participants will be asked to share their experiences, vision, approach and curricular integration strategies for creating and expanding sustainability living learning labs at their respective universities. The deadline to register is May 20. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge Curriculum Workshop

Indigenous faculty members and knowledge holders will gather with faculty who are focused on sustainability education to discuss the synergies between indigenous teachings and sustainability goals. Held at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, on June 15, the day will involve exploring the synergies between these models and sustainability curriculum activities such as sustainability learning outcomes, applied student sustainability projects and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The deadline to register is June 5. Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainability Culture Indicator Survey

Through April 26, AASHE members can receive a 25 percent discount on the Sustainability Culture Indicator, a ready-made online survey for measuring key elements of sustainability in organizational culture.
  • Posted Apr 18, 2017

2017 Climate Leadership Awards

The annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation, and resilience at signatory campuses of the Climate Leadership Commitments. They do so based on demonstrated advances in innovation, embedded opportunities and student preparedness with relation to sustainability and climate action. Applications are due May 26.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2017

Call for Nominations: Landmark Behavior Change Case Studies

Tools of Change is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Landmark behavior change case studies in two topic areas: energy conservation and sustainable transportation. Designation as a landmark case study through this peer selection process recognizes behavior change programs and approaches considered to be best practices, which are successful, innovative, replicable and adaptable. Nominations are due by June 5.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2017

Online Workshop: Sustainability Across the Curriculum

This online event, organized by Moraine Valley Community College in partnership with AASHE, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse issues of sustainability (ecological stability, social equity and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Sustainability issues cross all disciplines and the intent of this course is to identify those areas of intersection. Effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems will be explored. Three graduate credits are available to students through Aurora University. Students must have earned a bachelor's degree in order to receive graduate credits. The deadline to register for the first online workshop is May 21 and June 25 for the second workshop. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017

International Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum Conference 2017

Growing out of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s successful Project Sin Fronteras, the workshop, happening May 19-20 in McAllen, Texas, aims to bring together faculty from all fields, allowing for an exchange of ideas in a nurturing and enriching collaborative atmosphere. The intensive two-day interdisciplinary exercise helps faculty to explore the shifts in pedagogy needed to incorporate sustainability concepts, problems and/or solutions into new or existing courses. The deadline to register is April 20. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017

GWA Green Medal Sustainability Award

The Garden Writers Association's new Green Medal Sustainability Award recognizes individuals or organizations who embody the highest ideals of leadership in promoting good land use and care, and have helped people see how gardening, landscaping or farming in harmony with the Earth’s natural systems is good for themselves as well as the planet. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations are due by May 1.

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions

The annual AASHE Sustainability Awards recognize sustainability achievements, research advancements and student leadership. By raising the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects and pioneering research, the awards program helps to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward sustainability. Submissions are due by May 12 to be considered for one of 10 awards, to be given at the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017

Call for Papers: Sustainability and Humanities Symposium: Linking Social Values, Theology & Spirituality Towards Sustainability

The call for abstracts is open until May 30 for the Sustainability and Humanities Symposium, Nov. 8 at the Canterbury Christ Church University, U.K. The symposium aims to provide a forum for the humanities to share ongoing practices, to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences, and to discuss methodological approaches and projects that aim to offer a better understanding of how the humanities may contribute towards the debate on sustainable development.
  • Posted Apr 11, 2017

2017 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award: Nomination Cycle Open

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member each year for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. Nominations will be accepted until June 6.
  • Posted Apr 10, 2017

Global Reporting Initiative Standards Certification

Lewis & Clark College is hosting a training for students and professionals on the Global Reporting Initiative Standards, in Portland, Oregon, May 19-20. The Global Reporting Initiative is a framework for corporate social responsibility reporting and a range of economic, environmental and social impacts. Upon training completion, participants receive a GRI Standards Certificate directly from the Global Reporting Initiative.

Curriculum Workshop at Colorado College: Deadline Extension & Fee Reduction

The deadline to apply for this workshop has been extended to April 14, and the fee to attend has been reduced to $150. The workshop, May 18-19 in Colorado Springs, is designed to help faculty develop an outline or course module that broadens the sustainability course offerings at their institution. Participants will engage in exercises that foster a broad and deep understanding of sustainability, including reflection, field trips and group discussion to support the development of a greater sense of place. Faculty from all disciplines at higher-ed institutions are encouraged to participate. Colorado College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 10, 2017

Share Your Institution’s Earth Day Story

AASHE invites photograph submissions of Earth Day activities and events to the Campus Sustainability Hub. Example activities and events include the March for Science, student projects on campus or in the community, and campus celebrations. A follow-up blog post in May will feature an Earth Day 2017 image gallery.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2017

AASHE Sustainability Professionals Retreat Deadline to Sign Up: April 14

Join facilitators Leith Sharp from Harvard University and Aurora Winslade from Swarthmore College, and guest speakers Peterson Toscano, Lizza Robb and Emilie Rex, at the AASHE Sustainability Professionals Retreat, which will allow for creative and open-ended discussions that encourage professional growth and skills-building. Held June 19-22 at Pendle Hill, a retreat center outside of Philadelphia, the three-day workshop is designed to teach skills that professionals can take back to their campus to address sustainability challenges. The deadline to apply is April 14.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2017

Education, Ethics & Values for Sustainability: Transformative Teaching & Learning with the Earth Charter

This program aims to deepen participants' understanding of the concept of sustainable development and its implications for education, learning and change. It explores practical methods for introducing sustainability values into educational settings, and uses the Earth Charter as an essential foundation for sustainability. The one-week intensive program will be held at the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace, Costa Rica, from July 3-7.
  • Posted Apr 3, 2017

Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate

The University of Vermont is offering the five-day Campus Sustainability Leadership program from June 12-16, which will focus on change through transformative and financially sustainable innovations to help campuses become sustainability models. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and learn from leaders in the field.
  • Posted Apr 3, 2017

NWF EcoLeader Certification

The National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders program now offers a Certified Campus Ecoleader badge to those showing project-based leadership by advancing sustainability projects on campus or in the community. The EcoLeaders program is designed to help young professionals secure employment that help the planet.
  • Posted Apr 3, 2017

Future Organic Farmer Education Grant Funding

The California Certified Organic Farmers Foundation is accepting applications from students pursuing organic agriculture programs for educational grant funding that is intended to help with tuition and education expenses. Applications must be submitted by May 15.
  • Posted Apr 3, 2017

AASCU Excellence & Innovation Awards

The purpose of these awards is to recognize and honor American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) institutions that demonstrate excellence and innovation in their approach to sustainability and sustainable development, civic learning and community engagement, and leadership development and diversity. Applications are due by April 21.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

Livestream National Geographic Episode and Panel Discussion About Carbon Pricing

On April 5, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College will host a national screening of Priceless, an episode from the National Geographic series, Years of Living Dangerously. The one-hour show, focusing on both carbon pricing and the threat to biodiversity caused by climate change, will be followed by a webcast panel discussion. Participating schools will be able to watch the episode at no charge, and the panel will welcome questions from a national viewing audience.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

Invitation from Religious Group to Sign Climate Change Letter to Trump Administration

Chaplains for Earth, a collaboration among U.S. deans and directors of college and university religious and spiritual life departments, invites anyone in a leading or directing position in a religious and spiritual life department at a higher education institution, including head campus chaplains, to sign the open letter to President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt calling on them to honor U.S. commitments made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference in Paris.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global program intended to support the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Young people from around the world are invited to submit innovative ideas and projects that contribute to one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The deadline to apply is July 31.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Participants of this two-day workshop will explore how to permeate sustainability, very broadly defined, across the higher education curriculum while disrupting as many disciplinary divides as possible. Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

CURC Board of Directors Nominations

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) seeks individuals who will provide its board with a diverse range of professional experience and knowledge with recycling and sustainability specific to colleges and universities. CURC aims to include representation from different types and sizes of higher education institutions across the U.S. and Canada. Nominations are due by April 7.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

Call for Interest: SustainUS COP23 Delegation

SustainUS is gathering a U.S. youth delegation to attend the 2017 U.N. Climate Negotiations Conference of the Parties (COP23) happening from Nov. 6-17, 2017, in Bonn, Germany. COP23 is a continuation of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change initiative, where almost 200 countries gather annually to negotiate lowering global greenhouse gas emissions. The deadline to apply for the SustainUS youth delegation is April 3.
  • Posted Mar 24, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

In collaboration with the AASHE, Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, May 22-24 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Valley & Ridge brings together faculty members from all academic disciplines to work collaboratively to introduce and enhance sustainability content in new and existing courses across the curriculum. Faculty that are thinking about integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into their undergraduate teaching are encouraged to apply no later than March 31. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 24, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Colorado College

The workshop, May 18-19 in Colorado Springs, is designed to help faculty develop an outline or course module that broadens the sustainability course offerings at their institution. Participants will engage in exercises that foster a broad and deep understanding of sustainability, including reflection, field trips and group discussion to support the development of a greater sense of place. Faculty from all disciplines at higher-ed institutions are encouraged to participate. The deadline to apply is March 31. Colorado College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 24, 2017

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits. Participants will explore the impact of race in the food system, uncovering racial inequities and injustices to discover ways to collectively promote a more just food system for all. The challenge is hosted by Food Solutions New England, a regional network coordinated by the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire. The challenge will take place from April 9-29.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2017

Urban Environmental Education Online Course

This eight-week course, offered by Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab from April 10-June 4, is designed to help participants improve their knowledge of urban environmental education. Urban environmental education includes any learning practices that foster individual and community well-being and environmental quality in cities. Course participants will learn about urban contexts, theoretical underpinnings, educational settings and educational approaches in urban environmental education.
  • Posted Mar 21, 2017

Energy Dept. Smart Labs Accelerator

The U.S. Department of Energy's Smart Labs Accelerator works with partner organizations to set a target to improve energy efficiency across their portfolio of laboratory buildings by at least 20 percent in 10 years or less. Partners will work together to develop standardized approaches to overcoming common barriers to energy efficiency in laboratories such as insufficient energy performance measurement methods and resistance to implementing efficient operational procedures.
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017