Opportunities

TIAA-CREF Low Carbon Social Choice Fund for University Professors

This recent AASHE blog post by guest author Erica Frank, founder and president of NextGenU.org, discusses TIAA-CREF's socially-responsible fund for university professors, and provides a draft letter that can be sent to a Human Resources director requesting that faculty have the option to subscribe to the fund. In addition to meeting broad environmental, social and governance criteria that are consistent with sustainability principles, the fund selects companies that demonstrate leadership in managing and mitigating their current carbon emissions and have limited exposure to oil, gas and coal reserves.

Civic Action Planning Institutes

Colleges and universities that have committed to developing campus civic action plans by signing the Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement can join one of three fall Civic Action Planning Institutes being held throughout the country. The agenda includes an overview of principles and goals of the 30th Anniversary Action Statement, introduction to campus civic action planning processes and exploration of key planning concepts. While registration is required, there is no registration fee. Institutions are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.

Invitation to Pilot a Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum Program

AASHE is seeking four to six partner institutions or organizations to help develop and pilot a Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program. The overall goal of this program is to significantly accelerate the infusion of sustainability content into curriculum. The program will build on the expertise of partner institutions by supporting them in organizing workshops that are open to faculty from other institutions in the region. Applications to serve in this role are due by Monday, Aug. 1.

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 Jul 11, 2016

Tier Two Pricing for 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo

Register on or before Friday, July 15 to take advantage of tier two pricing for the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo in Baltimore from Oct. 9-12. Meeting the sustainability challenge requires collaboration across sectors and with stakeholders outside of academia. With a theme of Beyond the Campus, the AASHE 2016 will focus on the dissemination and implementation of these sustainability solutions in surrounding communities and the world.
  • Posted Jul 11, 2016

2016 Fair Trade Regional Conferences

Day-long, Fair Trade workshops, seminars and networking will be held in New England, the mid-Atlantic and southern California to gain a deeper understanding of the Fair Trade movement, learn from fellow organizers and swap stories over a cup of Fair Trade coffee. Loyola Marymount University (C.A.) hosts Sept. 10; Eastern Nazarene College (M.A.) hosts Sept. 17; and the mid-Atlantic conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sept. 24.
  • Posted Jul 8, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: 50% Off 2016 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute

AASHE members can receive 50 percent off the registration cost for the 2016 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute taking place July 28 - 29 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland. Discount offer expires July 11.
  • Posted Jul 4, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: NextGen Summit Discounted Registration Fee

AASHE members can attend the GWA NextGenSummit: New Routes to Horticulture in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, at the GWA member price of $75. This full-day program includes tours at the Longwood Gardens and is followed by a reception at the Chanticleer Garden.
  • Posted Jul 4, 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.

EPA's National Building Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosts the nationwide competition, which takes place from Sept 1 - Nov. 30, that invites interested parties to register in a program geared around saving energy and water. Participants are provided with toolkits focused on energy and water saving activities that they can share to make the competition fun and interactive. Top achievers by building category will be recognized. Registration closes July 17.

Outstanding Higher Education Award Call for Applications

The National Recycling Coalition is seeking nominations for its annual awards, including the Outstanding Higher Education Award. This award recognizes exceptional programs in recycling and especially those that connect higher education and industry. Winners will be honored at Resource Recycling's annual conference in New Orleans from Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Deadline to apply is July 6.

AASHE Member Discount: Last Chance to Save $50 on Organizational Change Workshop

AASHE members are eligible to receive a $50 discount off the upcoming Facilitation for Organizational Change Workshop by GreenerU, June 24 at Johns Hopkins University. The one-day workshop will provide higher education professionals with an outstanding opportunity to develop and fine-tune the essential facilitation skill-sets to support organizational change on their campus. Enter the AASHE member discount code to receive a $50 discount on your registration prior to payment.
  • Posted Jun 20, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainability Culture Indicator Survey

Developed in 2011, the Sustainability Culture Indicator (SCI) is a ready-made online survey for measuring the key elements of sustainability in organizational culture. AASHE member institutions can now receive a 25 percent discount on implementation of the SCI. Offer expires April 2017.
  • Posted Jun 20, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: $50 Off Green Sports Alliance Summit (June 28-29)

AASHE members can secure a $50 discount to the Green Sports Alliance Summit happening from June 28-30 this year in Houston, Texas. The annual Green Sports Alliance Summit is the world’s largest and most influential gathering for the sports community to unite around sustainability. The event brings together more than 800 industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain and engaging fans. Be sure to register by June 27 for the best price.
  • Posted Jun 20, 2016

2016 AASHE Conference & Expo Tier Two Pricing Ends July 15

There is less than one month left to take advantage of tier two pricing for the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed Beyond the Campus, in Baltimore, Maryland, from Oct. 9-12. The deadline for tier two pricing is July 15. The full schedule is now available and includes search and filtering options.
  • Posted Jun 17, 2016

Invitation for Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum Partners

AASHE is seeking four to six partner institutions or organizations to help develop and pilot a Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program. The overall goal of this program is to significantly accelerate the infusion of sustainability content into curriculum. The program will build on the expertise of partner institutions by supporting them in organizing workshops that are open to faculty from other institutions in the region. Applications to serve in this role are due by Monday, Aug. 1.

Pedagogy in Education for Sustainable Development Webinar Series

The Sustainability Curriculum Consortium, in partnership with AASHE, is offering a four-part webinar series beginning June 21. Susan Santone, executive director of Creative Change Educational Solutions, and Jess Gerrior, director of Learning & Practice at the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium and a Ph.D. fellow at Antioch New England, are facilitators. One registration will secure access codes for all 4 webinars. There is no fee for this webinar series, however, registration is required.

The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement

In this online, asynchronous course from July 5-31, participants will be led through the creation of an action plan that matches the needs of their library and institution and suits their comfort level for professional engagement. The instructors will offer individual feedback to participants.
  • Posted Jun 14, 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.

Education, Ethics, & Values for Sustainability Program

Using the Earth Charter principles as a guide, this program, taking place in Costa Rica from July 18-22, aims to deepen participants' concept of sustainable development and its implications for education, learning and change. It explores practical methods for introducing sustainability values into educational settings.
  • Posted Jun 14, 2016

Architecture at Zero 2016

The Architecture at Zero 2016 competition challenge is to create a zero net energy student housing project at the San Francisco State University campus. This competition is open to students anywhere in the world. Up to $25,000 in total prize money will be awarded to student and professional winners. Registration deadline is Sept. 30, and submission deadline is Oct. 28.

Last Chance: Submit for an AASHE Sustainability Award

Each year, AASHE bestows its prestigious Sustainability Awards on the institutions and individuals that are leading higher education to a sustainable future. The awards program is a vehicle for the higher education community to celebrate outstanding achievements and progress toward sustainability. Categories examine sustainability projects, research and leadership. Application period closes Friday, June 10 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Jun 6, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: ACCO Integrated Renewables Workshop

AASHE members are eligible to receive a 20 percent discount off of registration for the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) Integrated Renewables Workshop. Taking place Sept. 7-8 in Chicago, Illinois and hosted by the Association of Climate Change Officers, the program will be comprised of activities and trainings that allow participants to leave with an understanding of the renewables marketplace and a plan for engaging the right stakeholders to integrate cutting-edge initiatives into the energy strategies of their organizations. Discount expires Sept. 1.

AASHE Member Discount: $50 Off Green Sports Alliance Summit

AASHE members can secure a $50 discount to the Green Sports Alliance Summit happening June 28-30 in Houston, Texas. The event brings together more than 700 industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain and engaging fans. Be sure to register by June 27 for the best price.
  • Posted Jun 6, 2016

Call for Proposals: Students for Zero Waste Conference 2016

Proposals are being accepted now for the third annual Students for Zero Waste Conference, hosted by Post Landfill Action Network in Durham, New Jersey, Nov. 11-12, 2016. Proposals will be accepted through July 1.

Transdisciplinary Research Leadership Survey

The Leopold Leadership Program, START, Future Earth and the University of Colorado Boulder have launched an online survey to gauge global needs for transdisciplinary research around the world. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is open to researchers.
  • Posted Jun 3, 2016

AASHE Website Redesign: Feedback Request

A website redesign has been launched for AASHE.org in an effort to improve the design and content layout to help users quickly and efficiently find information. The aim of a newly designed website will be to provide deeper engagement in AASHE’s extensive content. Ideas and observations from users are essential in helping guide the redesign process. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to participate in the short survey (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Posted May 25, 2016

Green Gown Awards Australasia

Open to all Australasian tertiary education institutions, the seventh annual Green Gown Awards Australasia recognizes institutions that are making higher education sustainability advancements. There are 11 categories including three individual awards. Deadline to apply is July 13.
  • Posted May 20, 2016

Two Weeks Left to Apply: 2016 AASHE Sustainability Awards

Applications are still being accepted for an AASHE Sustainability Award. Consider submitting on behalf of successful sustainability projects, campus research and/or exemplary student leadership. Winners will be announced at the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 9 - 12. Submissions accepted through June 3 for the 2016 awards cycle.
  • Posted May 19, 2016

Limited Seats Remain for Sustainability Officers Retreat

AASHE and the University of British Columbia Okanagan are offering a retreat designed for staff charged with leading institutional transformation for sustainability. Through an intensive two and a half days of presentations, discussions, reflection, sharing and experiential learning activities, participants will explore common issues facing sustainability officers, explore group processes for community engagement, learn about change management strategies and develop skills to be more effective sustainability leaders. This retreat is made possible by Fovea and Pharos. Register by June 3.
  • Posted May 19, 2016

Scholarship Funding for Undocumented Students in 16 States

TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship Program invites students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status and who reside in locked-out states where they are either barred from attending college or required to pay out-of-state tuition to apply for scholarship. The scholarship will offer up to $80,000 over four years to obtain a bachelor's degree from either Eastern Connecticut State University or Delaware State University. Funding will help cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals. Deadline to apply is June 9.

AASHE Member Discount: 50% Off 2016 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute

AASHE members can receive 50 percent off the registration cost for the 2016 Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute taking place July 28 - 29 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland. Discount offer expires July 11.
  • Posted May 16, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: The MIT Press

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.

Registration Open for the 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo

The 2016 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed Beyond the Campus, in Baltimore, Maryland, from Oct. 9 - 12, brings together thousands of sustainability champions from around the world to share ideas and be inspired by sustainability leaders. Register before May 31 to take advantage of early bird prices.
  • Posted May 12, 2016

Call for Abstracts: Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium

The Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium, May 17-19, 2017 at University of Michigan, aims to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences on sustainability and social science research by providing social science researchers focusing on sustainability an opportunity to present and discuss their work (e.g. empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, applied projects). Part of Springer's World Sustainability Series, a peer-reviewed book titled “Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research” will be published, with all accepted papers. Deadline for abstracts is May 30.
  • Posted May 9, 2016

AASHE Member Discount Ends Soon: 10% Off 2016 SPLC Summit

AASHE members can register for the 2016 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit taking place on May 24 - 26 in Washington, D.C., and save 10 percent. Discount expires May 13.
  • Posted May 9, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: $50 Off Green Sports Alliance Summit

AASHE members can secure a $50 discount to the Green Sports Alliance Summit happening from June 28-30 in Houston, Texas. The annual Green Sports Alliance Summit is the world’s largest and most influential gathering for the sports community to unite around sustainability. The event brings together more than 800 industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain and engaging fans. Be sure to register by June 27 for the best price.
  • Posted May 9, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: 25% Off Sustainability Culture Indicator Survey

Developed in 2011, the Sustainability Culture Indicator (SCI) is a ready-made online survey for measuring the key elements of sustainability in organizational culture. AASHE member institutions can now receive a 25 percent discount on implementation of the SCI. Offer expires April 2017.
  • Posted May 9, 2016

Virtual Climate Change Conference: Views from the Humanities

The Environmental Humanities Initiative at the University of California at Santa Barbara is currently hosting an online climate change conference that approaches the issue of climate change from the perspective of the humanities, rather than from that of the sciences and also in an attempt to host a zero emissions academic conference. The digital approach hosts conference keynotes, guest speakers, presentations and Q&As on its website. The conference talks and Q&A are hosted on the website, YouTube and SoundCloud and will be available until May 24.

Call for Applications: Regional Centers of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

The United Nations University is currently accepting applications for new Regional Centers of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development. Organizations that are interested in initiating the RCE process and applying to become an RCE are encouraged to send submit an application and an application summary by May 31.
  • Posted May 9, 2016

Call for Interest: Voter Friendly Campus Designation

Supported by NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and the Fair Elections Legal Network's Campus Vote Project, institutions that are interested in further engaging the campus community in the democratic process can sign up by May 13 to a measurable and manageable set of guidelines that help create a more voter friendly campus.
  • Posted May 9, 2016

AASHE Member Discount: NextGen Summit Discounted Registration Fee

AASHE members can attend the GWA NextGenSummit: New Routes to Horticulture in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, at the GWA member price of $75. This full-day program includes tours at the Longwood Gardens and is followed by a reception at the Chanticleer Garden.
  • Posted May 9, 2016

AASHE Members: Last Chance to Save $100 on Organizational Change Workshop

Three days remain for AASHE members to claim $100 off the early bird discount for the upcoming Facilitation for Organizational Change Workshop. This June, GreenerU, in partnership with Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, is hosting one-day workshops to provide higher education professionals with an outstanding opportunity to develop and fine-tune the essential facilitation skill-sets to support organizational change on their campus. Enter the AASHE member discount code to receive a $50 discount on your registration prior to payment. You can save an additional $50 if you register before May 6.

Call for Nominations: 2016 Climate Leadership Awards for Two-Year Institutions

The Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards is seeking nominations from two-year institutions that are current Climate Leadership Commitment signatories. In partnership with USGBC's Center for Green Schools, the Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses of the Climate Leadership Commitments. Applications are due by May 9 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

2016 ONE Awards Call for Nominations and Submissions

The Organizations and Natural Environment (ONE) Division are now accepting applications and nominations for five categories of awards: Dissertation, Book, Emerging Scholar, Distinguished Scholar, and Network for Business Sustainability Research Impact on Practice. The Organizations and the Natural Environment Division is dedicated to the advancement of research, teaching and service in the area of relationships between organizations and the natural environment. Materials should be submitted by April 30.
  • Posted Apr 25, 2016

Power Shift 2016: Recharge

In 2016, the Energy Action Coalition's Power Shift project will converge at four locations across the U.S. Designed to empower, support and mobilize youth climate justice leaders, the 2016 regional Power Shifts will train young leaders about organizing and connecting with others to amplify the voice and power of local communities to be heard at the national level. The four locations are Northeast (Philadelphia, Pa.), Southeast (Orlando, Fla.), Midwest (Detroit, Mich.) and West (exact California location to be determined).

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series

The Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series highlights relevant topics for chemistry educators and students to incorporate green chemistry into their courses, labs and programs. The webinars are free to all, and recorded and posted for archival access.

College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest Extension Announced

A two-day extension has been granted for colleges and universities to enter to win over $50,000 worth of prizes and assistance to kick-start or upgrade sustainability programming in athletic operations. Administered through the Green Sports Alliance, the winning two campuses will receive 10 brand new customizable recycling bins donated by Max-R or GreenDrop, a full compostable food service product upgrade donated by Eco-Products, and on-site expert sports facility assessments, workshops and recommendations from ESPN and CU Boulder sports sustainability experts. Winning campuses will be chosen on the basis of need, suitability, leverage and likelihood of success. Deadline to apply is May 3.
  • Posted Apr 25, 2016

Student Volunteers: SPLC's 2016 Summit for FREE

Students interested in attending the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's 2016 Summit in Washington, D.C., May 24-26 may do so for free by registering to volunteer.

Call for Photographs Depicting Campus Earth Day Celebrations

In honor of Earth Day last week, AASHE invites pictorial representations of your campus' Earth Day festivities. Submissions will be accepted via the Campus Sustainability Hub, AASHE's newest online resource library. Member and non-member institutions are welcome to submit photographs.