Campus Compact Impact Awards
The Campus Compact Impact Awards recognize individuals and institutions for their achievement in advancing the public purposes of higher education. Applications are due Sept. 15.
World Environmental Education Congress 2022: Call for Abstracts
Organizers of the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) welcome abstracts for the 11th annual world congress, happening March 14 - 18, 2022. The event brings together researchers, educators, students and others working at the international level in the field of environmental education for the purpose of promoting the latest in sustainability education. Research-oriented and practice-oriented abstracts should be submitted by Aug. 31.
US Department of Education Listening Sessions
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a series of five listening sessions aimed at informing the agency's Climate Adaptation Plan and subsequent implementation, and exploring the connections between climate, the safe reopening of schools, and ongoing efforts to advance educational equity. Anyone may attend.
Washtenaw CC to Source 100% Renewable Energy
The community college recently announced a green power partnership with its electric utility. The partnership commits the college to an escalating enrollment that will begin in 2023 and increase annually with the college sourcing 100 percent of its electric power needs through clean energy by 2029.
GRITS Gold Medal Challenge
The GRITS Gold Metal Challenge, coordinated by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, seeks input on prioritizing future GRITS (Green Revolving Investment Tracking System) platform features. There are nine feature ideas being proposed and the top three medalists–Gold, Silver and Bronze–will be built and rolled out over the next few months.
Net Zero Endowments Briefing Paper
Net Zero Endowments to Address the Climate Crisis and Lead a Just Transition is a briefing paper that provides a basic overview of the concept of net zero portfolios and its intersections with racial equity and a just transition. The paper also includes links to key reports, resources and initiatives in the field designed to help investors make a net zero commitment. This resource was developed and published by the Intentional Endowments Network.
U Bristol Certifies 990 Labs Through LEAF Program
(U.K.) Each of the 990 laboratories at the university have gained certification through the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) Program, administered by the University College London. The program focuses on the reduction of environmental impact of labs by promoting actions that save water, plastic, energy and other resources through better waste management, equipment efficiency, chemical management and procurement.
Hope College Pilots New Financial Model for Tuition
The college announced recently a new pilot program whereby instead of charging tuition before receiving an education, the college will ask students to give to the college after they graduate, paying-it-forward to future students. Called Hope Forward, the program will welcome a cohort of 22 students this fall whose tuition will be fully funded by an anonymous donor. In the future, the college aims to fully fund tuition for all students.
2021 Climate Action Pursuit October Milestone: Request for Proposals
Second Nature and Intentional Endowments Network are seeking proposals for the October milestone of the Climate Action Pursuit. Strong proposals will focus on climate solutions at the intersection of climate, resilience and racial equity investing. The deadline for the proposal was July 21 but due to high demand, proposals will be accepted until July 30.
AASHE Member Discount: Half Off Subscription to Green Building & Design (gb&d) Magazine
AASHE members are eligible to receive half off ($30 value) of Green Building & Design's bimonthly publication, gb&d Magazine. Green Building & Design is a trade magazine that connects and inspires green building professionals by partnering with those at the forefront of sustainable design, development, planning and policy. This offer expires on Dec. 31.
AASHE GCSHE Call for Proposals: Emerging Issues
AASHE seeks proposals to the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) related to emergent sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by institutions. To help the campus sustainability community navigate the rapidly-changing world, this call will help shape programming related to the theme, “The future is…”. Proposals related to racial justice, campus reopenings and resilience in the face of climate change are particularly welcome. The live conference will be from Oct.12 - 14, with content available for on-demand viewing through Dec. 31. Proposals are due by Aug. 20.
Virginia State U Clears Account Balances for Pandemic Period
The university recently announced that it will clear all unpaid tuition and fee balances for students enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic impact period of spring, summer, fall and winter 2020, and spring 2021 semesters. The payoff applies only to balances currently owed to the university.
Carbon Emissions in Education Institutions Survey
A Ph.D. student at Imperial University in London, U.K., is conducting research with the aim of understanding the effects of different approaches to carbon emissions management used by education institutions. The survey results will be in aggregate, maintaining anonymity of participants. Participants have the option to receive a final copy of the paper.