Opportunities

AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off ISSP Certification

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. The ISSP-SA exam will be available Nov. 18 through Feb. 18.
  • Posted Nov 15, 2016

2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit: Early Bird Rates End Nov. 21

The 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit, designed for campus sustainability teams, will focus on climate commitments, actions and innovations by U.S. higher education, and how to accelerate progress in this field. AASHE members can receive reduced registration pricing by choosing "AASHE Members" from the dropdown list. Institutions that are both AASHE members and part of the Climate Leadership Network should choose the Climate Leadership Network pathway to receive the greatest discount available.
  • Posted Nov 15, 2016

Call for Proposals: New England Farm to Institution Summit 2017

Farm to Institution New England is accepting session proposals for the second biennial New England Farm to Institution Summit, taking place on April 6-7, 2017, in Massachusetts. The 2017 Summit will gather farmers, food service operators, advocates, administrators and elected officials dedicated to cultivating the power of New England institutions to develop an equitable and resilient food system.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2016

'Before the Flood' Movie: Free Copy for Colleges & Universities

Schools interested in screening Before the Flood can obtain a free copy. Before the Flood is a 2016 documentary featuring Leonardo DiCaprio that presents global climate change impacts and actions that individuals and societies can take. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off Island Press Books

Through Dec. 31, AASHE members can receive 30 percent off all Island Press books including titles about sustainable urban planning and design, environmental conservation and ecosystems management.
  • Posted Nov 7, 2016

Call for Proposals: Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017

The call for proposals deadline for the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017, happening from March 26-28 has been extended to Nov. 13. Proposal tracks are renew, restore, regenerate; education for sustainability; innovating curriculum and research; the built environment; change management; toward transformation; and expanding the sustainability community.
  • Posted Nov 7, 2016

Survey on Energy and Water Efficiency of Stadiums and Arenas

The Green Sports Alliance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Building Sciences have developed a survey aimed at better understanding the characteristics of stadiums/arenas and their energy and water impacts. The findings from this survey will help identify opportunities to reduce energy and water use, save money and potentially develop an ENERGY STAR score and certification for stadiums and arenas.

Opportunity to Host 'Land Grab' Film Director

Campuses have the opportunity to host a screening of Land Grab that brings the film’s director, Sean O’Grady, to campus to talk about the film. Land Grab is a new documentary about one man's (John Hantz) effort to clear one square-mile of blighted Detroit neighborhood with his own money in an effort to green the neighborhood while at the same time making it safer and increasing property value.
  • Posted Oct 31, 2016

North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and My Green Lab have partnered to establish the first annual North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge. This challenge is designed to encourage all laboratories to recognize the benefits of good cold storage management, such as reduced costs associated with maintaining refrigeration units and development of ongoing cold storage management practices that support efficiency and maximize space utility. The registration deadline is Jan. 15.
  • Posted Oct 31, 2016

EAUC Conference 2017 Call for Proposals

Session proposals are now being accepted to the U.K.-based Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) annual conference. This year’s theme, Global Goals: Local Action, aims to recognize the critical role higher education institutions play in developing and implementing solutions to climate change and realizing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals on a local level within their communities. The conference takes place from March 28-30 at Lancaster University (England). Deadline for submission is Nov. 18.
  • Posted Oct 31, 2016

No-Cost Solar Screenings and Implementation Assistance for Universities

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is offering approximately 40 hours of no-cost technical assistance to universities seeking to increase the deployment of mid-scale solar photovoltaic systems at universities. Assistance will provide project development support to higher education institutions as they deploy solar on-campus, which includes assistance writing and/or evaluating request for proposals, advice on financing structures and interconnection agreement facilitation. Applications are due November 18.

Registration Deadline Extension: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

Apply by Nov. 11 for the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshop from Jan. 5-6, at Emory University. Participants will experience a range of strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor, place-based activities, dialogue with faculty from around the country, and reflect on their own roles in the transformation of higher education. Readings and organizational materials are provided.
  • Posted Oct 31, 2016

AACC Climate Leadership Awards Call for Applications

Solution Generation, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), will honor one AACC member college with a $10,000 award for its excellence in climate leadership. Solution Generation will reward the institution that demonstrates a clear commitment to advancing environmental sustainability and climate change awareness in the classroom, on campus and in the community through implementation of innovative sustainability and sustainable development policies, practices and curricula. Applications are due by Nov. 1.
  • Posted Oct 24, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainability Culture Indicator Survey

AASHE members can receive a 25 percent discount through April 26, 2017 on the Sustainability Culture Indicator, a ready-made online survey for measuring key elements of sustainability in organizational culture.
  • Posted Oct 24, 2016

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Oct. 28 is the last day to apply for the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshop from Jan. 5-6, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University. 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 University in the Piedmont Project. Participants will experience a range of workshop strategies and enjoy outdoor, place-based activities to adapt the Piedmont/Ponderosa model to their own campus.
  • Posted Oct 24, 2016

Call for Campus Sustainability Month Submissions

AASHE invites campuses to share engaging and action-oriented pictures from Campus Sustainability Month through the Campus Sustainability Hub. Photos may be featured in AASHE publications and communications.
  • Posted Oct 21, 2016

Energy & Environment Issues in the 2016 Election: Live Debate

The University of Richmond School of Law is hosting Trevor Houser, energy adviser to Hillary Clinton, and Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND), energy adviser to Donald Trump, in a forum about the energy and environmental issues surrounding the 2016 presidential election. The two advisers will participate in a debate, moderated by University of Richmond Prof. Noah Sachs, followed by an open question and answer with attendees. The debate is on Oct. 25 from 4-6:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Those unable to attend can view a live stream of the event via the university's Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Center for Environmental Studies website.
  • Posted Oct 19, 2016

Call for Pilot Institutions to Test Mobile Water Refill Stations

WaterStop Carts invites institutions to sign up to test a new version of its Wi-Fi-enabled, mobile water bottle refilling station that includes a 50-gallon reservoir and filters for taste and contaminants like lead. A financial stipend for the person who is responsible for oversight and maintenance of the cart will be provided and the cart will belong to the school once the pilot program has concluded. Schools will provide feedback to WaterStop Carts regarding the cart's ease of use, system effectiveness, ease of mobility and other technical aspects.
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: Extended Trial of Print Environment Benchmarking Tool

AASHE members are eligible to receive an additional 30-day extension on a 60-day free trial period of Pharos Beacon, an online interface that provides benchmarking data of the print environment. Member discount available until Dec. 31.
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: Solar Tables from SolGreen Solutions

AASHE members are invited to take $700 off of any SolGreen® Evodia Solar Table or $500 off any Solgreen Volt Solar Table.
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016

C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Training

Offered by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy, the upcoming C2C training from Dec. 2-4 will focus on key leadership skills: vision, courage, developing a network, telling your story and raising funds. C2C workshop trainings are for undergraduate students and recent graduates who want high-impact sustainability careers that can change the future, in policy, business and politics.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2016

Wege Prize 2017 Student Design Competition

Wege Prize is an annual, transdisciplinary design competition challenging teams of five college or university students from around the world to develop a product, service or business/nonprofit organization that can help transition our current linear economic model to a circular economic model, a tightly-looped, restorative economic cycle in which resources can be re-adapted for use without limiting the desirability of products or the flow of revenue. Teams will contend for $30,000 in total cash prizes. The deadline for team registration is Nov. 30.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2016

Call for Webinar Proposals

AASHE invites webinar proposals on any topic of interest to the campus sustainability community, including faculty, students, sustainability staff and executives, and at all levels of sophistication (introductory, intermediate and advanced). Approximately 12 webinar proposals will be accepted. Guidance will be provided on preparing presentation slides, presenter best practices and training on the webinar tool platform. The deadline to submit a proposal is Oct. 24.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2016

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Emory University, in partnership with AASHE, is offering a Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshop from Jan. 5-6, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 University in the Piedmont Project. Participants will experience a range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities and dialogue with faculty from around the country to adapt the Piedmont/Ponderosa model to their own campus. Applications are due by Oct. 28.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2016

Campus Sustainability Month

Campus Sustainability Month will take place throughout the month of October. AASHE invites campuses to share their plans to engage and inspire future sustainability leaders.
  • Posted Oct 3, 2016

University Barriers to Innovation and Sustainability Survey

Researchers at Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and University of Passo Fundo (Brazil) invite responses to a survey for the second phase of a doctoral thesis in business administration, which aims to analyze the barriers that influence the development of innovation and sustainability at universities. Deadline to participate is Oct. 7.
  • Posted Sep 26, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: Registration for 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit

AASHE members that are not a part of the Climate Leadership Network can register to attend Second Nature's 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit for $100 off registration. AASHE members who are in the Climate Leadership Network will receive a larger discount. The 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit is happening from Feb. 13­-15, 2017, in Tempe, Arizona. Registration fees increase on Oct. 6.
  • Posted Sep 26, 2016

Call for Webinar Proposals

AASHE invites webinar proposals on any topic of interest to the campus sustainability community, including faculty, students, sustainability staff and executives, and at all levels of sophistication (introductory, intermediate and advanced). Approximately 12 webinar proposals will be accepted. AASHE will provide guidance on how to prepare presentation slides, share best practices for presenting and provide training on the webinar tool platform. The deadline to submit a proposal is Oct. 24.
  • Posted Sep 26, 2016

White House Educators Commitment on Resilient Design

The U.S. White House seeks to highlight the important role of schools in training and inspiring students who will lead the planning, design and development of future homes, buildings and infrastructure designed and built for resilience. The White House is inviting schools of engineering, architecture, urban planning, construction and other design disciplines to participate in this important effort by signing the Educators Commitment on Resilient Design by Oct. 3.

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off MIT Press Sustainability Titles

AASHE members receive 30 percent off all MIT sustainability and environment titles through Dec. 31, 2016. The discount code can be used more than once, for multiple items, and for both print and e-books.
  • Posted Sep 26, 2016

Invitation to Join the NSSE 2017 Sustainability Education Consortium

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Sustainability Education Consortium provides an opportunity to gather high-quality data on sustainability education in a way that will allows for comparison with other institutions. Participation in the Sustainability Education Consortium adds a series of questions about student engagement with sustainability education to the survey, which is administered by every year by hundreds of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The deadline to register for the consortium is Oct. 21.

GameDay Recycling Challenge 2016

Registration is open through Oct. 19 for the annual GameDay Challenge, a friendly competition for colleges and universities to promote waste reduction at home football games. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is administered by the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), RecycleMania, Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise.
  • Posted Sep 22, 2016

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Emory University, in partnership with AASHE, is offering a Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop from Jan. 5-6, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 University in the Piedmont Project. Participants will also experience a range of workshop strategies, hear local experts, enjoy outdoor place-based activities and dialogue with faculty from around the country to adapt the Piedmont/Ponderosa model to their own campus. Applications are due by Oct. 28.
  • Posted Sep 22, 2016

AASHE Member Discount Limited Time Offer: 50% Off Island Press Books

AASHE members are invited to receive 50 percent off all Island Press print books, including paperback and hardcover books, through Sept. 30.
  • Posted Sep 22, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off Island Press Books

AASHE members can receive 30 percent off all Island Press books through Dec. 31 including titles about sustainable urban planning and design to environmental conservation and ecosystems management.
  • Posted Sep 20, 2016

EPA Recognition for Commercial Buildings Survey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s ENERGY STAR program is considering offering a new recognition based on improvement over time. All types of buildings would be eligible for earning this new recognition, whereas the existing recognition is based only on top performance. The EPA is seeking feedback by Sept. 30.
  • Posted Sep 19, 2016

Call for Proposals: 2016 Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium

The annual symposium being held on Nov. 5 brings together peer-to-peer student sustainability educators and leaders from many different colleges and universities in the Northeast to learn and be inspired by each other. Proposals are now being accepted for presentations, workshops and roundtable discussions.
  • Posted Sep 19, 2016

Two Days Left to Register: 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo

Consider registering by Sept. 22 for the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, to avoid the hassle of onsite registration and secure the best possible rate. Themed Beyond the Campus, AASHE’s annual conference, Oct. 9-12 brings together thousands of sustainability champions from around the world to share ideas and be inspired by sustainability leaders.
  • Posted Sep 19, 2016

NREL No-Cost Solar Screenings and Implementation Assistance for Universities

In support of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot initiative, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is offering no-cost technical assistance to universities seeking to increase solar energy on campus. Any U.S. higher education institution is eligible to apply. The program is designed to increase the deployment of mid-scale solar photovoltaic systems at universities, engage stakeholders to develop deployment solutions and empower decision makers. Applications are due Oct. 15.

Call for Proposals: Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2017

With a theme of Renew, Restore, Regenerate, interested parties are invited to submit proposals for the 2017 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, March 26-28, 2017, in College Park, Maryland. Sessions are 50- and 80-minutes in length and alternative presentations styles are supported. Proposals are due on Oct. 30.
  • Posted Sep 19, 2016

#AASHEtogether Campaign

In an effort to highlight the value of the AASHE community, AASHE is inviting 30-second or less video submissions for its campaign, #AASHEtogether.
  • Posted Sep 15, 2016

Call for Applications​​: ​A​ASHE Leadership & Engagement Opportunities​

AASHE invites interested candidates to submit an application to serve on its Board of Directors or Advisory Council. The Board sets the strategic vision for the organization while the Advisory Council provides feedback on programs and ways to enhance member value. Applications are due by Oct. 19.
  • Posted Sep 14, 2016

Fair Trade Photofest 2016

In honor of Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade Campaigns is hosting a photo contest that showcases America’s love for Fair Trade products. Running Oct. 1–28, weekly prizes will be awarded and the grand prize winner will receive a trip to South America.
  • Posted Sep 9, 2016

Call for Campus Sustainability Month Events

To come together as a community and celebrate one another, AASHE seeks submissions for Campus Sustainability Month events that engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders for sustainability.
  • Posted Sep 9, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: Extended Trial of Pharos Beacon

AASHE members are eligible to receive an additional 30-day extension on a 60-day free trial period of Pharos Beacon, an online interface that provides benchmarking data of the print environment. Member discount available until Dec. 31.

Online Registration Closes Sept. 15: 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo

There are nine days left for online registration to the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo. Registration rates increase onsite. At #AASHE2016, attendees will hear from inspiring keynote speakers Marc Edwards, who led research teams that uncovered severe water quality problems in Flint, Michigan, and the District of Columbia, and Marcia Chatelain, creator of the #fergusonsyllabus, plus hundreds of informative, how-to sessions. Register before Sept. 15 to take advantage of discounted rates and to avoid the hassle of onsite registration.
  • Posted Sep 2, 2016

Webinar: Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month. AASHE is hosting a webinar featuring speakers from University of Massachusetts, University of Washington, University of North Florida, and ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge that will include ideas and inspiration for how to take advantage of Campus Sustainability Month to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability leaders. Speakers will share examples of how campuses can participate, lessons learned and suggestions to leverage sustainability on your campus and beyond.
  • Posted Sep 2, 2016

Northwest Earth Institute EcoChallenge

Hosted by the Northwest Earth Institute, this challenge asks participants to stick with one action to reduce their environmental impact for two weeks. Sign up as an individual, class or university team starting now. This year's EcoChallenge takes place October 14-28.

2016 AASHE Conference & Expo Registration Deadline: Sept. 15

AASHE 2016 will focus on meeting sustainability challenges from outside academia. Themed Beyond the Campus, this conference will bring together thousands of sustainability champions from around the world to share ideas and be inspired by sustainability leaders. Online registration closes Sept. 15.
  • Posted Aug 29, 2016

Campus Sustainability Month 2016

October is Campus Sustainability Month, during which time institutions around the world engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become leaders for sustainability. AASHE invites members to join the celebration by hosting events on their campuses. To help campuses get involved, AASHE has negotiated a discounted rate for members to screen one of four sustainability films offered through Bullfrog Films.