Opportunities

AASHE Member Discount Expires Soon: 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 Feb 2, 2018

Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program

Designed for underrepresented undergraduate students who want to be environmental scientists, the Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program is a National Science Foundation sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates program aimed at developing practical experience in research integrity, scientific communication and quantitative literacy.
  • Posted Feb 1, 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 Jan 26, 2018

National Wildlife Federation EcoLeaders Survey for Students

Students are encouraged to take a research survey designed to help the National Wildlife Federation grow its EcoLeaders online community and provide professional development and career services to students and young professionals interested in sustainability work. The deadline to take the survey is Feb. 16.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2018

Call for Applications: SustainUS Board of Directors

SustainUS is a youth-led organization advancing justice and sustainability by empowering young people to engage in advocacy at the domestic and international levels. Those who want to take a role in supporting the organization can apply to serve on its board of directors.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2018

Call For Scripts: Social Issues Theater

Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is now accepting submissions for its spring 2018 National Call for Scripts, which aims to address complex, timely and often difficult social issues that connect deeply to university communities and beyond, through performances followed by post-performance audience dialogues. The theme will focus explicitly on social justice as environmental justice. Selected scripts are given an award payment. Scripts must be submitted by no later than Feb. 28.

Application Period Extended to March 2: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

The deadline to apply for the AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshop has been extended to March 2. The workshop, happening May 24-25 at California State University Channel Islands, will familiarize participants with a philosophy of change in higher education that will enable them to lead curriculum change for sustainability at their institution.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2018

Call for Sulitest Questions Addressing Sustainable Development Goal 7

Questions are being solicited in consideration of SDG 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy), which will be used to create a SDG 7-specific module that raises awareness and assesses knowledge.
  • Posted Jan 23, 2018

Call for Proposals: 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo

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. All accepted presenters receive a discount applicable to full conference registration. The submission period closes Feb. 16.
  • Posted Jan 22, 2018

Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship & Change-Making Learning Outcomes Survey

Ashoka U is curating a publication tentatively called Trends in Changemaking Learning Outcomes, which is designed to support educators as they develop change-making offerings at their institutions. The product will share trends in the learning outcomes driving social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and change-making education and highlight examples. Ashoka U encourages people to participate in a survey to capture curricular and co-curricular learning outcomes designed for single courses, course sequences, venture incubators, fellowships, change-maker leadership programming, or other change-maker offerings. The deadline for submission is Feb.12th.
  • Posted Jan 22, 2018

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships

Open to undergraduate or graduate students studying organic and/or regenerative agriculture, Annie's is accepting applications for its scholarship program, which will grant $20,000 in funding to 20 students. Applications are being accepted until March 15.
  • Posted Jan 19, 2018

AASHE 2018 Advanced Track Survey

In order to provide conference content tailored specifically to more experienced campus sustainability practitioners, AASHE seeks to curate an advanced track to be offered at AASHE 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 2-5. To that end, experienced campus sustainability practitioners are encouraged to help inform its curation by completing a brief survey about the kind of content of highest value and most interest.
  • Posted Jan 19, 2018

University BioQuest Competition

Open to anyone, University BioQuest invites individuals to join their university's biology and/or sustainability departments to map biodiversity on campus. The competition uses the real-world nature exploration app QuestaGame and will take place in April 2018.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2018

North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge

The International Laboratory Freezer Challenge promotes sample accessibility, sample integrity, reduced costs and energy efficiency by harnessing a spirit of competition within and between laboratories. The challenge occurs over a five-month period where individual labs and institutions work at their own pace to implement optimal cold storage management practices.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2018

The Campus Kitchens Project Grant Competition

The Campus Kitchen Project is offering $5,000 startup grants to colleges and universities that are interested in addressing food waste on their campus and food insecurity in their community. The deadline to apply is April 20.

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