EPA Pollution Prevention Grant
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites colleges and universities to apply for an EPA Pollution Prevention grant. The grant aims to provide technical assistance about source reduction techniques and to identify, develop, document and share pollution prevention best management practices and innovations. The deadline to apply is April 26.
Focus Climate Gap Year
Focus is a hands-on leadership program for young people interested in immersing themselves in climate impacts and solutions, and launching their own academic, personal and professional paths toward action. Participants may be eligible for up to 18 credits each semester through Portland State University.
The Green Program
The Green Program is an experiential education and workforce development program for young leaders in sustainable development. The organization has introduced a model for education abroad that provides purposeful, hands-on industry exposure. As commitment partners to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the accredited program aims to expose students to sustainability challenges and initiatives around the world.
Sunrise Semester 2018
The Sunrise Movement is recruiting at least 100 young people to serve for a six-month stint as full-time volunteer organizers from June through the election in November. After a one-week bootcamp at the beginning of summer 2018, organizers will fan out to one of five politically significant states to investigate the impact of big oil on elections, challenge political candidates to refuse donations from fossil fuel executives, and endorse and campaign for specific candidates at the local, state and federal levels.
Citizens' Climate International Conference & Lobby Day Student Scholarships
Interested students can apply for a $250 or $500 stipend to attend the Citizens' Climate International Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., from June 10-12. The Diversity Scholarship is open to people of color. The Conservative Scholarship is open to anyone identifying politically right of center. The deadline to apply is April 15.
AASHE Event: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop
Designed for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines, this workshop aims to help participants interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. Participants will learn about diversity and sustainability models from Bemidji State University, North Hennepin Community College, and the University of Minnesota. The deadline to register is June 8.
International Conference on Sustainable Development Call for Abstracts
The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs, in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, will hold the sixth annual International Conference on Sustainable Development from September 26-28, 2018, at Columbia University in New York City. The conference theme is Breaking Down Silos: Fostering Collaborative Action on the SDGs. May 1 is the abstract submission deadline.
Rinse, Recycle, Repeat College Campus Competition
Garnier and DoSomething.org invite students to participate in the Rinse, Recycle, Repeat campaign and college campus competition, which aims to educate consumers about the importance of recycling empty beauty product containers. Interested students register to participate, decorate a recycling bin, collect their empty containers, and send them to TerraCycle. The prize is a $5,000 scholarship.
AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project for Minority-Serving Institutions
The American Meteorological Association, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, invites minority-serving institutions to apply to learn how to incorporate an introductory climate science course, AMS Climate Studies, into their curriculum. The program also includes a faculty professional development workshop from July 29 - August 3. The application deadline is April 15.
2018 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest
On behalf of Endangered Species Day on May 18, the Endangered Species Coalition and National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce the 2018 Saving Endangered Species College Student Art Contest, which is open to current college students. College students are encouraged to share their art by entering the contest and also take action for wildlife on campus and in their community. Entries must be received by March 31.
2018 Best of Green Schools Awards and 2018 Green Apple Day of Service Award
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is accepting submissions for two award opportunities: The Best of Green Schools Awards and the Green Apple Day of Service Award. The 2018 Best of Green Schools Awards, which are co-presented with the Green Schools National Network, celebrates work being done by individuals, schools, campuses and organizations to push the green schools movement forward. The Green Apple Day of Service Awards honors exemplary Green Apple projects and project leaders. The call for nominations for both awards closes on March 23.
AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat
The Sustainability Professionals Retreat is designed to encourage professional growth and build targeted skills in facilitation, meeting design, organizational design, governance, idea flow, senior leadership engagement and decision-making. Facilitated by Leith Sharp and Aurora Winslade, this retreat will take time to explore important trends in the higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. It is taking place from June 24-27 at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. The deadline to apply is May 1.
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.
SustainUS Spring 2018 World Bank Delegation Call for Applications
SustainUS invites applications to be part of a delegation of 15-20 young people that will attend the World Bank annual meetings from Oct. 9-15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. In partnership with civil society organizations, the SustainUS delegation aims to influence the World Bank Group to change its policies on climate change and equitable distribution of development finance. Applications are due by March 9.
Campus Recycling & Materials Management Practices Survey
The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is encouraging schools to participate in a survey to document waste reduction initiatives and strategies. The submitted information will be compiled into a report to be released in spring of 2018, and will be used to populate a database for CURC members and survey participants to compare themselves against similar institutions.
Voter Friendly Campus Designation Application
The Voter Friendly Campus designation program is a tool to support higher education institutions fulfilling the requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which necessitates that institutions distribute voter registration forms to their students. The Voter Friendly Campus designation process provides guidelines for institutions to follow in order to create a more voter-friendly campus. Voter Friendly Campus Designation Interest Forms will be accepted until 150 institutions are accepted or April 2.
NACUBO Excellence in Sustainability Award
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is accepting nominations for their Excellence in Sustainability Award. This award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in finance, facilities, operations, environment, community and climate. Nominations for this award close on March 9.
Call for Paper Contributions: The Role of Sustainability in Universities
The International Society for Intercommunication of New Ideas invites paper contributions that offer critical reflections on the role of universities in sustainability and the role of sustainability in universities. Select papers may be presented at the thirteenth international conference of the International Society for the Intercommunication of New Ideas (ISINI) taking place at the WSB University in Wroclaw, Poland from Aug. 29-30. The deadline for a paper abstract is May 1.
ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards: 2018 Call for Submissions
The International Sustainable Campus Network invites submissions for sustainable campus projects that demonstrate leadership, creativity, effectiveness and outstanding performance in the areas of building and innovative infrastructure, campus planning and management systems, innovative collaboration and student leadership.
Call for Submissions: AASHE Sustainability Awards With New Category
The annual AASHE Sustainability Awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. By raising the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research and outstanding leadership, the awards help to disseminate innovations and inspire progress toward environmental, social and economic health. New this year is the Lifetime Achievement Award. Submissions and nominations are due by May 11 to be considered for an award.
The Solvable Problem Challenge
PYXERA Global invites submissions for solvable problems, defined as relatable, widely acknowledged problems with solid evidence that they can be solved. One idea will be selected to become a featured track at the Global Engagement Forum: Live in October 2018, a two-day event seeking to develop cross-sector concepts that address urgent, yet solvable problems within the United Nations Global Goals. The deadline for submission is Feb. 28.
Clinton Global Initiative University 2018
Students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education may apply to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University 2018 (CGI U), which will take place from Oct. 19-21, 2018, at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 11th annual CGI U meeting will provide opportunities for students to network with one another, attend skill sessions and meet with leading social innovators, and connect with alumni mentors.
Student Survey on Attitudes Toward & Expectations for Sustainability
The National Union of Students (U.K.) encourages students from any institution of higher education in the world to participate in the survey that aims to capture attitudes towards and expectations on sustainable development, regardless of the students interest or involvement in sustainability. The deadline to complete the survey is March 18.
AASHE Workshop: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop
This workshop, happening June 20–22 at North Hennepin Community College in Minneapolis, is for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines, as well as community organizers and city officials and planners, who wish to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. The format will include opportunities for participants to discuss topics from their own experiences to inform the discussion and gain insight from the perspectives of the presenters as well as fellow participants. The deadline to register is June 8.
AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat
The Sustainability Professionals Retreat, taking place from June 24-27 at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia, is designed to encourage professional growth and skills-building. With a focus on flow, systems thinking, skills-building and strengthening relationships and community, attendees will explore important trends in the higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. The deadline to apply is May 1.
Call for Nominations: 2018 ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards
The ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards promotes landmark projects that demonstrate how the environmental, social and economic issues provide opportunities for universities to improve campus infrastructures and recognize opportunities for integration into research and learning activities. The award categories are Building and Innovative Infrastructure, Campus Planning and Management Systems, Innovative Collaboration, and Student Leadership. The deadline to apply is March 5.
2018 Green Power Leadership Awards
The annual Green Power Leadership Awards serve to recognize the leading actions of organizations, programs and individuals that significantly advance the development of green power sources. The awards application period will close on April 6.
CUMU Higher Education Anchor Mission Pilot Initiative
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) invites its members to participate in a pilot program aimed at advancing anchor mission approaches within the institution and the community it serves. With access to facilitated peer learning exchanges, tools and strategies, institutions participating in the pilot year will help to co-design a set of activities to develop innovations for the field. The deadline to apply to participate is Feb. 23.
Princeton Environmental Ideathon
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for the Princeton Environmental Ideathon, a program where students, along with academics and industry leaders, will address environmental challenges and propose solutions to developing a more sustainable modern city. The program runs from April 13-15 at Princeton University. The deadline to apply is March 1.
Green Office Implementation Online Course
The online course from rootAbility and Leuphana University Lüneburg aims to help students and staff establish a student-led sustainability team that works alongside them on student engagement and communication. The program is based on the Green Office Model, which won the 2015 UNESCO Prize on Education for Sustainable Development.
Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses
The second Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses, themed transforming campuses towards sustainable development, is accepting abstract proposals for its December 2018 conference in Italy. The aim of the conference is to demonstrate the role of campuses as platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explore the means by which university campuses can be made more sustainable. Abstracts are due March 25.
Survey on Sustainability Initiatives of Higher Education Institutions
This survey is collecting data related to introducing and maintaining the sustainable development strategies and activities at different universities. It will catalog and examine the different challenges and opportunities for integrating sustainability into the institution, whether throughout the whole organization or in a partial manner.
Aggregating Higher Education Demand for Renewables: A Primer
This primer highlights the benefits to higher education institutions of aggregating energy demand with other institutions to achieve economies of scale when sourcing renewable energy. It describes best practices for pursuing group renewable energy aggregations structured as power purchase agreements (PPAs) and examines several completed group purchases as well as some in progress.
2018 AASHE Conference & Expo Call for Proposals Closes Feb. 16
The last day to submit a proposal and/or sign up to be a reviewer for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo is Feb. 16. Hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 2-5, the conference theme is “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge” and will focus on the critical role of higher education in achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, which are ambitious global targets to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. All accepted presenters receive a discount applicable to full conference registration.