Opportunities

Food Waste & Hunger Summit: Call for Sessions and Organizations to Table

The Campus Kitchens Project's Annual Food Waste & Hunger Summit, held on March 24-25 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, is a two-day conference that brings together students, young professionals and field experts from across the country to discuss complex issues related to hunger and food waste and exchange best practices in the movement towards a waste and hunger free world. Interested participants can submit session ideas and/or share work and resources by tabling at the event.

Spring 2018 Climate Justice League With Sierra Student Coalition

College students across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are invited to apply to become an organizing fellow with the Sierra Student Coalition. Fellows deepen their understanding of climate justice, learn the skills of community organizing, and take action for climate justice on their campuses or in their communities. The deadline to apply is Jan. 19.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2018

Call for Contributions: Project Management Research and Practice Journal

The Project Management Research and Practice Journal solicits applied academic and professional practice articles that reflect how education is changing to address sustainability. Specifically, contributions are wanted that tell the story of how education is being transformed in terms of funding, delivery, practice and/or strategy to make higher education institutions part of a sustainable future.
  • Posted Jan 12, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize for Sustainable Development Nomination Request

A group of teachers and practitioners of Ecological Economics encourages nominations of "Sustainable Development" for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Organizers propose that the prize be awarded to The Club of Rome, Herman Daly and Pope Francis for their roles in the creation of guiding principles and institutions, and refocusing society’s attention on the urgent need for sustainable development. Nominations from qualified individuals are being accepted until Jan. 31 at midnight Central European Time.
  • Posted Jan 12, 2018

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 Jan 12, 2018

Call for Applications: AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education and learn how to lead curriculum change for sustainability by participating in a two-day workshop featuring presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection and planning. Readings and organizational materials are provided. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1.
  • Posted Jan 12, 2018

APPA’s Facilities Manager Magazine Call for Case Studies

The March/April 2018 issue of APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine will highlight innovative sustainability programs and services at colleges and universities. Submissions will also be considered for a forthcoming publication of sustainability success stories. Submissions are due by Jan. 19.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2018

PLAN Student Advisory Board

Post-Landfill Action Network is seeking six to eight founding members for a Student Advisory Board that will help shape PLAN’s programming. Members of this board will provide insight on how PLAN’s resources and guidance are used on different campuses, give feedback on proposed initiatives, and have the opportunity to propose and/or create new resources or campaigns.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2018

Energy Innovation Student Leadership Experience

Open to undergraduate and graduate engineering students currently studying in the U.S., this immersive program at Penn State at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia combines hands-on learning in sustainable energy systems with an internship experience. It enables students to experience challenging real world problems and work with leading companies and research teams on innovative solutions.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2018

Call for Papers: Special Issue: 'Sustainable Development and Higher Education Institutions: Acting With a Purpose'

Papers related to all aspects of sustainability and higher education institutions and that show innovation in approach, outcomes and/or impact are being accepted into a special issue of the journal Sustainability. The deadline to submit is March 1.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2018

Call for Reviewers: 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo

Higher education sustainability stakeholders are invited to sign up as conference abstract reviewers for AASHE 2018. Reviewers help develop a conference program that includes a variety of high-quality sessions to meet the diverse interests of attendees. All reviewers examine roughly 25 proposals on topics in their area of expertise. The deadline to sign up is Feb. 16.
  • Posted Jan 3, 2018

Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit

The sixth annual Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit will convene from Feb. 8-10, 2018, on Hawaiʻi Island. Delegations from all ten University of Hawaiʻi campuses will gather to explore the meeting of wisdoms between indigenous ancestral knowledge systems and western empirical sciences, and work to advance sustainability focused courses systemwide across curriculum. The in-person event is by invitation only, however, virtual participation is free and open to all. The University of Hawai'i is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2018

AASHE Member Discount Expires Soon: 20% Off Washington/Oregon Sustainability Conference

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening Feb. 6-8, 2018, at Portland State University, is a platform for empowering and inspiring change, and facilitating action, sharing and collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. AASHE members can attend WOHESC for 20 percent off. The discount expires Jan. 12.
  • Posted Jan 1, 2018

AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Through an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning, participants will become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in Piedmont Project. Readings and organizational materials are provided. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1.
  • Posted Jan 1, 2018

Call for Proposals: Sustainable Earth 2018

Sustainable Earth 2018 is an annual conference connecting research with action to work towards solutions to sustainability challenges. It is an informal and interactive event, aimed at a global audience to increase collaborations between organizations and researchers. Anyone is invited to submit proposals for sessions or posters. The deadline for submission is Feb. 11.
  • Posted Jan 1, 2018

2018 Youth Delegations to the United Nations Commissions

SustainUS is accepting nominations and applications for student delegates to participate in two U.N. programs: the 56th Commission on Social Development (New York) and the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (New York).
  • Posted Dec 18, 2017

Sunrise Semester Fellowship

Sunrise Semester is a fellowship program for young people (18-35) who care about environmental issues or politics. Fellows will work together to raise awareness of climate change and make it a decisive issue in the 2018 midterm election. The fellowship begins on June 1 and ends on Nov. 18, 2018. The deadline to apply is Jan. 5.
  • Posted Dec 18, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 20% Off Washington/Oregon Sustainability Conference

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening Feb. 6-8, 2018, at Portland State University, is a platform for empowering and inspiring change, and facilitating action, sharing and collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Through facilitated sessions and networking opportunities, participants will be empowered to advance environmental performance at Washington and Oregon state institutions of higher education and support regional policy goals and initiatives. AASHE members can attend WOHESC for 20 percent off. The discount expires Jan. 12.
  • Posted Dec 18, 2017

Integrating Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Universities Survey

The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Program and World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre invite campus sustainability stakeholders to participate in a 10-question survey that aims to understand the extent to which universities and colleges integrate social, economic and environmental considerations.
  • Posted Dec 14, 2017

2018 AASHE Conference & Expo: Call for Proposals

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 2-5, 2018. With the theme “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge”, the conference provides a platform to examine 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. The submission period closes Feb. 16.
  • Posted Dec 14, 2017

New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network Mentorship Program

Applications are being accepted for a six-month pilot mentorship program that is designed to link food service professionals with specialists that can help source local and regional products. Mentee applications are due by Dec. 22.
  • Posted Dec 11, 2017

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

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate through the University of California San Diego Extension. 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 discount expires Feb. 28.
  • Posted Dec 11, 2017

Calls for Student Posters: Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Intermountain Sustainability Summit organizers invite students to submit posters for the ninth annual conference happening March 1-2, at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Posters related to sustainability under the categories of graduate/undergraduate research, green design, education and community engagement, creative arts and humanities, and/or sustainability in action are due Feb. 5. Students whose posters are selected will receive complimentary admission and are entered to win prizes.

Photovoltaic Development for Institutions Online Course

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is offering Second Nature implementation liaisons and other campus contacts in the Climate Leadership Network the opportunity to apply for an eight-week online course that guides campuses through the creation and implementation of solar photovoltaic plans. A pilot of the course is free to higher education institutions for the January 2018 cohort. Applications are due by Dec. 15.
  • Posted Dec 4, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership in the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The offer expires Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2017

Request for Information: Energy Dept Collegiate Wind Competition

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) requests feedback about the Collegiate Wind Competition. The objective of the inquiry is to ensure that the event is effectively meeting its objectives of increasing student interest in wind energy, expanding wind-focused university programs, and meeting industry workforce needs. Responses must be received by Jan. 10.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2017

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference Partnership

Fair Trade Campaigns is accepting partners for their national conference, happening March 23-25, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Any campus that commits to financially supporting five or more students to attend the conference will be recognized through various promotional and advertising schemes.
  • Posted Nov 30, 2017

ISCN 2018: Call for Abstracts

Abstracts that include topics related to any aspect of sustainability and higher education institutions are being accepted to the 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference, themed Sustainable Development: Acting With Purpose. The 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference will be held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, June 11-13, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. Abstracts are due by Dec. 15.
  • Posted Nov 20, 2017

International Study on Sustainable Procurement at Universities

The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Program and World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Center invite responses on an international study on sustainable procurement among universities. The study attempts to understand the extent to which sustainable procurement is currently being considered or practiced by universities around the world.

Fulcrum Awards

The Fulcrum Awards aims to recognize excellence in the design, construction, planning and advocacy communities that highlights groundbreaking work toward a resilient future. Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2017

The Educators' Challenge

The Educators' Challenge aims to encourage the development of innovative approaches that engage students and broader audiences in discussions on better frameworks for continued ideation and discussion on how we can better address the greatest challenges of our time. Ten prizes of $5,000 will be awarded to the most creative and effective proposals progressing pedagogy and audience engagement.The deadline for submissions is June 30.
  • Posted Nov 13, 2017

Higher Education Institutions & Responsible Research & Innovation Conference Call for Abstracts

The Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation project invites abstracts representing practices, projects, programs and initiatives that demonstrate the application of responsible research and innovation in higher education, specifically those that put a spotlight on activities designed to integrate more democratic governance in research and innovation with an emphasis on positive societal impacts. Abstracts are due Nov. 30.
  • Posted Nov 13, 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 Nov 10, 2017

20% Off Full Access AASHE STARS Subscription

Higher education institutions that haven’t earned a rating under the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) in the past five years can sign up between now and Dec. 31 to get 20 percent off a full access subscription. To see if your institution qualifies, click on the institution in this list. Any previous reports will be listed on the Summary Tab.
  • Posted Nov 10, 2017

College & University Green Power Challenge

Throughout the 2017-18 academic year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership will track and rank U.S. collegiate athletic conferences based on combined green power usage. The program includes any collegiate athletic conference in the U.S. with at least two U.S. EPA Green Power Partners and an aggregate green power purchase of at least 10 million kilowatt-hours.
  • Posted Nov 6, 2017

2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference Call for Abstracts

The theme of the 2018 International Sustainable Campus Conference is Sustainable Development: Acting with Purpose. The conference is scheduled for June 11-13, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. Abstracts are due Dec. 15.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2017

Farm Forward Leadership Circle

Farm Forward is accepting applications to join its Leadership Circle, which are universities, businesses and restaurants that leverage buying power to change the way animals are raised for food. Once a member of the Leadership Circle, Farm Forward helps institutions align their supply chains with their values by providing a comprehensive set of tools and hands-on consulting.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017

World Sustainability Award & Emerging Sustainability Leader Award

Both awards encourage new initiatives and developments in sustainability with the goal of recognizing those who have made an outstanding academic or societal contribution to sustainability. The World Sustainability Award will be granted to individual researchers or research teams, while the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award will be granted to an individual researcher.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017

MAXQDA Research Grants

MAXQDA, a software solution that facilitates and supports qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research projects, is offering students a $1,200 grant, created to give financial support and methodological training to student researchers whose fieldwork aims to study, bring awareness or contribute to empowerment initiatives in the Global South. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 15.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017

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

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate through the University of California San Diego Extension. 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 discount expires Feb. 28.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2017

2018 Newman Civic Fellowship Nomination Cycle

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes community-committed students who engage in collaborative action to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. Nominations are due by Feb. 1.

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainable Business Courseware

Sustainable Business Consulting offers AASHE members a 25 percent discount on Sustainable Business Courseware including individual modules, entire courses or full certificates. The discount expires expires Dec. 1.
  • Posted Oct 23, 2017

Call for Papers: Scientific Conference on Sustainable Tourism

The purpose of this conference is to examine the role of sustainability in the development and commercialization of tourism and aims to integrate sustainable development into the production of tourism services and products. Researchers are invited to submit empirical, methodological and conceptual papers that focus on topics related to the implementation of creative tourism related to sustainable development. Abstracts are due Nov. 1.
  • Posted Oct 23, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: 20% Off Washington/Oregon Sustainability Conference

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening Feb. 6-8, 2018 at Portland State University, is a platform for empowering and inspiring change, and facilitating action, sharing and collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Through facilitated sessions and networking opportunities, participants will be empowered to advance environmental performance at Washington and Oregon state institutions of higher education and support regional policy goals and initiatives. AASHE members can attend WOHESC for 20 percent off. The discount expires Jan. 12.
  • Posted Oct 9, 2017

Last Call: AASHE Governance Call for Applications

Less than two weeks remain to submit an application for a position on one of AASHE’s governance committees. Any person from an AASHE member organization is eligible to apply for a position on its Board of Directors, Advisory Council or STARS Steering Committee. Applications are due on Oct. 23.

PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund

Any college or university that has a direct or indirect contract or a direct agreement to sell PepsiCo products can apply for up to $10,000 in funding for sustainability projects. Proposals will be judged based on the following criteria: environmental impact; social impact; desirability, feasibility and longevity; ingenuity; and cost effectiveness. Proposals will be accepted through Dec. 19.

AASHE Call for Webinar Proposals: Deadline Oct. 27

Submit a proposal for the chance to boost your resume, demonstrate thought leadership and share your ideas with other higher education sustainability practitioners. The AASHE Call for Webinar Proposals period is open until Oct. 27.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2017

ACE Diversity Leadership Awards Nominations

The American Council on Education is accepting nominations for three ACE awards honoring individuals or programs that work to diversify the ranks of higher education leadership. Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 13
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

EcoCareers 2018 Call for Proposals

National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders Program is accepting 45-minute presentation proposals for the second annual EcoCareers Conference, held online Feb. 21-22, 2018. The EcoCareers Conference 2017 aims to prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers.
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership in the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The discount offer expires Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Posted Oct 2, 2017