Opportunities

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.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2018

Deadline Approaching: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in its Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, which focuses on integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into new and existing courses across the curriculum. The deadline to register is March 31. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

This intensive two-day faculty development program brings together faculty from all fields to explore the shifts in pedagogy needed to incorporate sustainability concepts, problems, or solutions into new or existing courses. Registration is open through April 27. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 19, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 19, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2018

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions

The AASHE Sustainability Awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. Submissions are accepted through May 11.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 12, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 12, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 12, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 9, 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 Mar 9, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2018

March for Science Open Letter Supporting Funding for Gun Violence Research

Institutions and individuals can sign onto the March for Science's open letter to Congress, of which AASHE is a signatory, asking it to approve the research funding and support needed to make evidence-based policies to prevent gun violence.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2018

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.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2018

Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

This two-day workshop, on Friday, March 9, and Monday, March 12, will allow attendees to explore how best to permeate sustainability, very broadly defined, across the higher education curriculum while disrupting disciplinary divides. The deadline to register is March 7. Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2018

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This online event is designed for higher education instructors to infuse ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality into their curriculum regardless of the discipline. Attendees will explore effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems. The deadline to register is March 19. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement

This workshop will introduce best practices for integrating sustainability-focused undergraduate research across the curriculum, with an emphasis on community-based research. Participants will have the opportunity to design courses with a research component (from intro-level to capstone courses) as well as non-course-based research projects, such as summer research experiences and independent student-faculty projects. The registration deadline is April 15. Central College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2018

Early Childhood Education Programming and Pathways to Stewardship and Kinship Model at Fleming College

This workshop, held at Fleming College on June 8, will focus on experiential learning in the natural environment, including tools, practical examples and case studies regarding the Pathways to Stewardship & Kinship Framework and Fleming College’s Eco-Mentorship model. These programs focus on delivering early childhood education programming with a focus on sustainability. The deadline to register for this workshop is May 8. Fleming College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 26, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 26, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 22, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 22, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 22, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 21, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 19, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 19, 2018

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This online event 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. Attendees will explore effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems. The deadline to register is March 19. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2018

Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

This two-day workshop, on Friday, March 9, and Monday, March 12, will allow attendees to explore how best to permeate sustainability, very broadly defined, across the higher education curriculum while disrupting disciplinary divides. The deadline to register is March 7. Ramapo College of New Jersey is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: 50% Off Registration for Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference

Faculty, staff and students at AASHE member campuses can register for the Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C., from March 23-25, for 50 percent off registration price. The discount expires Feb. 28.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 15, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 15, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 12, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 12, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 12, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 12, 2018

Using Campus and Community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs

Furman University is offering an interactive idea-generating workshop for sharing and establishing best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs. The workshop is intended for faculty and sustainability staff who are currently using sustainability living learning labs on their campus or in their surrounding community. This two-day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding and maintaining a sustainability living learning lab program both on campus and in the surrounding community. Furman University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to apply is April 9.
  • Posted Feb 12, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2018

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.

Call for Contributions: Special Issue: 'A Holistic View of Sustainability Assessment in Higher Education: From Campus Operations to Curricula, Research and Outreach'

A special issue of Sustainability will focus on advancing the topic of sustainability assessment in higher education. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications with conceptual and empirical contributions addressing holistic approaches to assess and integrate sustainability into all aspects of higher education institutions may be submitted. The deadline to submit is May 14.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2018

Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Virtual Symposium

The sixth annual Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit will convene from Feb. 8-10, on Hawaiʻi Island and offers virtual participation, which is open to all and free. Participants can live stream many of the plenaries and sessions, and can interact during Q&A. The University of Hawai'i is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2018

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in its Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, which focuses on integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into new and existing courses across the curriculum. The deadline to register is March 31. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2018

AASHE Member Discount: Intentional Endowments Network Membership

AASHE members can receive a discount on membership with the Intentional Endowments Network. The discount amount is dependent upon endowment size. The offer expires Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 2, 2018

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.
  • Posted Feb 2, 2018