AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions
AASHE will dispense 12 awards across five categories to those at the forefront of higher education sustainability. The award categories recognize sustainability achievements by individuals and institutions as well as meaningful research on campus sustainability. The deadline to apply and/or nominate someone is May 20.
New Mexico Passes Bill to Make College Tuition-Free
The governor recently signed into law a bill that will waive tuition for any students attending any in-state public school or tribal college, including community colleges. In addition to covering full tuition and fees at in-state public colleges and universities, the scholarship lets students stack federal aid such as Pell Grants, local scholarships and private scholarships so that they can use these funds to pay for books, materials, housing, food, transportation, childcare and other college costs.
Green Gown Awards Australasia
The Green Gown Awards Australasia recognize excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. The Australasian awards are administered by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). The deadline to submit is June 30.
The State of Ecological Campus Land Management Across the US
Released by Herbicide-Free Campus, The State of Ecological Campus Land Management Across the US details the current status of collegiate land care practices, as well as the costs and benefits of transitioning from conventional land care rooted in synthetic pesticides to organic land care. Based on interviews and survey data, this report shows that transitioning to organic land care can save water and money, and highlights the best practices currently employed by colleges across the country who are spearheading the movement to organic land care.
Call for Special Issue Papers: Student Research in Sustainability and Climate Change
Recognizing the need for age inclusive discussion, the Sustainability and Climate Change journal is accepting manuscript submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those five years or less into their postgraduate level, for a special focus issue on student research. The deadline for manuscript submissions is Nov. 1.
AASHE Earth Day Photo Opportunity
AASHE invites picture submissions depicting sustainability in action, whether it’s planting a garden, organizing a socially-distanced community service event, testifying at a public meeting, cooking a meal with locally sourced ingredients or something else. Images submitted to the Campus Sustainability Hub will be included in an Earth Day image gallery.
AASHE 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator
AASHE's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator is an immersive, interactive virtual program designed to equip participants with change management tools to engage diverse campus stakeholders in today’s fast-paced, hybrid work environment. In addition to building skills and exploring emerging topics in change leadership, this is an opportunity to recharge your batteries while establishing and strengthening relationships with peers. The deadline to register is July 15.
The Future of Academic Research on Climate Solutions
Released by Second Nature, the report evaluates the current climate research landscape supported by the U.S. federal government and highlights key levers to improve the effectiveness of academic research for climate solutions. Researchers compiled and analyzed a dataset of over 1,800 recently awarded federal climate solution grants to universities and colleges, totaling $1.42 billion dollars, and performed stakeholder interviews to produce five recommendations.