Opportunities

Our Climate Fellowship

Students will train and organize other students, rallying public support for carbon pricing policy, and engage directly with elected officials on the local, state and national level. Applications are currently being accepted for summer 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 fellowship positions.
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop

This workshop, happening June 28–30 at University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment, is for faculty, administrators and staff 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 bring forward 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 2.
  • Posted Mar 20, 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 Mar 16, 2017

Student, Educator Scholarships Available to Energypath 2017

The Sustainable Energy Fund is providing 150 scholarships to professional educators and college students to attend Energypath 2017 on July 27 at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. Scholarships cover the cost of the conference, exposition, science fair, a pre-conference energy camp and the keynote dinner.
  • Posted Mar 14, 2017

Harvard Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Informational Sessions

Three informational sessions are available to choose from that will discuss the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program, happening Nov. 13–17 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Leith Sharp, director of Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership, and past program participants and faculty will respond to questions from prospective applicants and those interested in promoting attendance to a senior leader in their organization or network. Information sessions are planned for March 27, April 26 and May 31.
  • Posted Mar 14, 2017

Livestream the EarthEd Symposium

On April 20, the Worldwatch Institute is launching its newest State of the World report, EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet, at Appalachian State University. Worldwatch invites other schools to host a satellite event by livestreaming all or a portion of the event and include local speakers. The symposium is organized into a three-hour morning session on the fundamentals of Earth education, and an afternoon session focusing on higher education. The new report explores how teachers can equip students with the skills necessary to navigate the turbulent century ahead. Those interested in hosting an event or learning more may contact Erik Assadourian.
  • Posted Mar 14, 2017

Three Days to Apply: On-Campus Solar Project Support

The Green Gigawatt Partnership is offering cost-free support for up to five campuses to develop and implement on-campus (or near campus) solar projects. Support will include site screening, stakeholder education, RFP development and support, and contract negotiation support. Applications are due March 17.
  • Posted Mar 13, 2017

Judges Needed: AASHE Sustainability Awards

Discover what institutions are doing to advance sustainability at their campus and the surrounding community by signing up to be a judge for the AASHE Sustainability Awards. Judging will take place in May and June. Sign up by May 12.
  • Posted Mar 10, 2017

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

The Sustainability Professionals Retreat, hosted by AASHE, is now accepting applications. This 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, from Harvard University, and Aurora Winslade, from Swarthmore College, this retreat will take place June 19-22, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The deadline to apply is April 14.
  • Posted Mar 10, 2017

The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program is an accredited, short-term model that fuses academic credit, adventure, culture and service learning into a transformational experience abroad. As commitment partners to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, The GREEN Program exposes students to the heart and guts of these sustainability challenges and initiatives.
  • Posted Mar 6, 2017

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at U Kansas Edwards Campus

The workshop, May 15-16 in Overland Park, Kansas, is designed to help faculty develop an outline or course module that broadens the sustainability course offerings at their institution. Day one offers two different attendance formats in order to accommodate a range of travel schedules and learning styles. Faculty from all disciplines at higher education institutions are encouraged to participate. Registrations will be accepted until May 9 or until the workshop reaches a reasonable capacity to provide all attendees with a quality collaborative hands-on experience. The University Kansas and Johnson County Community College are one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

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.
  • Posted Mar 6, 2017

On-Campus Solar Project Support: Application Deadline March 17

The Green Gigawatt Partnership is offering cost-free support for up to five campuses to develop and implement on-campus (or near campus) solar projects. Support will include site screening, stakeholder education, RFP development and support, and contract negotiation support. Applications are due March 17.

2017 Green Sports Alliance Innovators of the Year Awards

The award recognizes organizations and individuals that demonstrate excellence and innovation in environmental and social stewardship in the world of sports. Innovators of the Year embody sports sustainability across their organization and operations, implementing projects that not only reduce environmental impact but encourage fans, athletes and community stakeholders to do the same. The deadline to submit an application is March 8.
  • Posted Mar 6, 2017

Three Days Remain: Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

Participate in the 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey by March 10. Participants are encouraged to share the survey link with any colleagues who have a sustainability role. Survey respondents can opt to receive a complimentary copy of the follow-up report.
  • Posted Mar 2, 2017

Solar Ambassador Program

The Solar Ambassador Program offered through RE-volv is a year-long fellowship for college students who want to help a community-serving organization near their campus go solar. RE-volv will train ambassadors in crowdfunding, solar policy, community engagement and project management. In turn, the solar ambassadors educate their campus communities about solar energy, develop a deep understanding of the energy sector, produce a tangible reduction in carbon emissions and build a national network of environmental stewards.
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017

2017 Food Solutions Challenge

The Food Solutions Challenge is designed to generate awareness and holistic thinking around issues stemming from food production and distribution. Participants are asked to design a blueprint that will move toward a carbon neutral food supply chain for a chance to incubate their ideas at a global food solutions conference. Six groups will be selected to attend the Net Impact Local Global Food Solutions event to pitch their event to a panel of experts. The top team will be awarded $5,000.
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017

2017 International Essay Contest for Young People

Students are invited to submit a 700-word essay based on the theme Learning from Nature. The essay should focus on what we learn from nature and how we can make use of that learning for the future. Organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, the deadline to enter the contest is June 15.
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017

Make for the Planet

Staff and faculty are invited to submit an application to participate in Make for the Planet, a team competition to create hardware and/or software solutions to specific conservation challenges. Multidisciplinary teams will compete on-site at the Smithsonian Institution's Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C., from April 21-23, 2017. Teams will have access to a pop-up maker's space with equipment to create prototypes and models of hardware and/or software solutions. Applications will be accepted through March 1.
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017

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

AASHE members are eligible for a 10 percent discount for courses within the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate offered 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 conversation psychology, behavior change strategies and community engagement tools. The aim is to help practitioners build successful sustainability projects and programs.
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017

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 Feb 27, 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.

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 Feb 20, 2017

ISCN 2017 Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards

The International Sustainable Campus Network invites submissions for projects that demonstrate how the environmental, social and economic issues of our time provide opportunities for university administrations and faculty alike to improve campus infrastructures and recognize opportunities to integrate them into their research and learning activities. Applications are due by March 3.
  • Posted Feb 17, 2017

2017 Newman Civic Fellowship Nomination Cycle

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Nominations are due by March 3.
  • Posted Feb 14, 2017

SPLC Summit 2017 Volunteer Application to Attend for Free

Students interested in learning about the sustainable purchasing movement can register for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's 2017 Summit for free in exchange for volunteering for eight hours or two four-to-six hour shifts. The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's annual conference is May 8-10 in Denver, Colorado. The application deadline is April 1.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy Sustainability Leadership Workshop

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 spring Campus-to-Congress Sustainability Leadership Workshop for undergraduate and recent graduates that will focus on key leadership skill development: vision, courage, developing a network, storytelling and raising funds. The workshop is at Bard College from March 3-5.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

2016-2017 Prizes in Higher Education Policy Research

The International Association of Universities and COPERNICUS Alliance are holding an essay competition themed on higher education and research for sustainable development. The research-based essays may take the form of an analytical case study, an analysis of trends, provide an overview of relevant policies or offer the results of impact assessment. Abstracts are due no later than Feb. 28.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

Earth Optimism Student Video Competition

The Smithsonian Institution invites undergraduate and graduate students to share a success story that involves them personally or highlights a story that needs to be told through a compelling two-minute video. The theme of the competition is Conservation Success. The student with the best video, as selected by a panel of judges, will receive $1,000. Up to three winners will receive funding to attend the three-day Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C., April 21-23. The deadline to submit is March 3.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

The Witnessing Change Video Competition

The Witnessing Change Video Competition invites student documentarians to record the impacts of climate change happening in their own communities, and to use their work to inform the public. The videos should highlight the emotional and financial costs of climate change. Due to additional grant support, the fee for the 2016/2017 competition has been waived for all applicants. Submissions are due May 1.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

The Sustainability Professionals Retreat, hosted by AASHE near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from June 19-22, 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, from Harvard University, and Aurora Winslade, from Swarthmore College, this three-day retreat will allow for creative and open-ended discussions. The deadline to apply is April 14.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

Deadline Extension for AASHE 2017 Call for Proposals & Reviewers

Proposals for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo will be accepted until Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Accepted presenters have the opportunity to showcase their work and advance their position as a thought leader in the higher education campus sustainability movement. All accepted presenters receive a discount applicable to conference registration. Volunteers are needed to review abstracts and need to sign up by Feb. 19.
  • Posted Feb 13, 2017

On-Campus Solar Project Support Through Green Gigawatt Partnership

Five AASHE-member campuses will be selected to receive integrated on-site solar advisory services from the Green Gigawatt Partnership, including site screening, stakeholder education, RFP development and contract negotiation support. The Green Gigawatt Partnership is designed to help the higher education sector catalyze at least one gigawatt of new renewable energy by the year 2020. The application deadline is March 17.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2017

UNESCO-Japan 2017 Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

UNESCO is seeking nominations for the third edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Endowed with a total of $150,000 to be divided between three recipients, the prize aims to honor and showcase outstanding education for sustainable development projects and programs worldwide. Submissions are due by May 2.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2017

AASHE Conference & Expo Abstract Deadline Feb. 13

The last day to submit a proposal and sign up to be a reviewer for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed “Stronger in Solidarity”, is Feb. 13. Held in San Antonio, Texas, from Oct. 15-18, the conference will focus on how the campus sustainability community can break down walls, build bridges and continue to make progress toward a healthy and equitable future for all.
  • Posted Feb 6, 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 Feb 6, 2017

EPA Green Power Leadership Awards

The annual Green Power Leadership Awards, hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are competitive awards that recognize the leading actions of organizations, programs and individuals that significantly advance the development of green power sources. The awards application period will be open from Jan. 26 through March 24. The EPA is hosting an awards overview webinar on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses

Abstracts are being accepted for the Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses, being held Sept. 17-19 at University of São Paulo, in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference theme is "Campuses as living labs for connecting the nexus energy, climate and sustainable development". Abstracts are due on Feb. 25.
  • Posted Jan 30, 2017

Princeton Review & Sierra Magazine Reporting Deadline: March 3, 2017

AASHE is continuing its collaboration with the Princeton Review and Sierra magazine to reduce the data collection and reporting burden for members. Campuses wishing to earn a Princeton Review Green rating and a Sierra Cool Schools ranking can submit data by March 3 through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Reporting Tool.
  • Posted Jan 30, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize for Sustainable Development

A group of teachers and practitioners of Ecological Economics invite nominations for "Sustainable Development" as the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Organizers propose that the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to The Club of Rome, Herman Daly and Pope Francis for their roles in the advent, 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 through Feb. 1. Nominations that are sent after Feb. 1 will be accepted into the 2018 prize.

Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

The Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey is a biennial survey conducted by AASHE that seeks to understand the continuously growing career field of sustainability professionals in higher education. A follow-up report will be published in late 2017 that summarizes the results. The deadline to complete the survey is March 3.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2017

2017 Green Schools Conference & Expo

Registration is open for the 2017 Green Schools Conference & Expo taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-22. The conference offers the opportunity for higher education leaders in sustainability to join industry leaders, educators and green building professionals to share ideas, network, and learn about leading research in green schools.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2017

2017 RecycleMania Sign-Ups Open

Interested parties can now sign up to participate in RecycleMania, a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges across the U.S. and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are then ranked in various categories based on most recycling on a per capita basis, best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste, and amount of combined trash and recycling. Full registration in the competition must be completed by Feb. 3.
  • Posted Jan 23, 2017

2017 AASHE Sustainability Award Winner Webinar Series

AASHE's first webinar series of 2017 will take a deeper look into the winning submissions from the 2016 AASHE Sustainability Awards. In an effort to share best practices and nuanced strategies of what makes these institutions and individuals winners, each webinar will look more closely at the approaches used to affect institutional change, demonstrate student leadership and advance campus sustainability research. The first webinar, Developing Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Strategies Through Student Research, featuring students from the University of Houston and University of Michigan, is Feb. 15.
  • Posted Jan 23, 2017

AASHE Member Discount: International Society of Sustainability Professionals Exams & Resources

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE higher education institutions are eligible for a $100 discount off the regular non-member price on sustainability professional certification exams, study materials and courses.
  • Posted Jan 10, 2017

Call for Abstracts: Ninth Annual World Environmental Education Congress

Abstracts are now being accepted for the ninth annual World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), held in Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 9-15, 2017. WEEC is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. The 2017 conference's theme is culture/environment. Abstracts are due by March 31.
  • Posted Jan 9, 2017

2017 AASHE Conference & Expo: Call for Reviewers

Reviewers are needed to ensure a conference program that includes a well-balanced mix of high-quality sessions that meet the diverse interests of attendees. Based on a predetermined set of criteria, reviewers will assess conference abstract submissions for the 2017 AASHE Conference & Expo. All reviewers examine roughly 25 proposals using a quantitative scale on topics in which they offer a high level of expertise. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 15.
  • Posted Jan 9, 2017

Course on Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement

This online, asynchronous course, offered Jan. 2-27, will focus on the role of the academic librarian in the sustainability movement. Through a reflective process, readings, exercises and participation in a discussion forum, participants will create an action plan that matches the needs of their library and institution. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017

APPA Facilities Manager: Call for Article Submissions

The March/April 2017 issue of APPA’s Facilities Manager will highlight innovative sustainability programs and services from colleges and universities. Articles should be 200 words in length and include the author's name, title, affiliation and email. Articles may include one photo submission, which should be high resolution. Materials can be sent to steve@appa.org. Deadline for articles and photos is Jan. 16.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017

Call for Proposals: 2017 Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit

Proposals for the seventh annual Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit are being accepted. The Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit is seeking presentations that model innovative, novel approaches to ways that athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to engage students, fans and alumni in making collegiate sports socially, economically and environmentally responsible. Conference organizers aim to go beyond the basics by encouraging more meaningful conversations around behavior change, innovation and social sustainability. Deadline to submit is Jan. 6.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017