Opportunities

DefaultVeg Student Ambassador Program

The DefaultVeg Student Ambassador Program invites students to become ambassadors for plant-based food purchases across campus. Ambassadors advocate for the adoption of plant-based defaults and are given tools and guidance to engage with key stakeholders.
  • Posted May 10, 2024

AASHE Member Discount: 100% Off SPLC Navigator

SPLC (Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council) Navigator is a digital platform that enables procurement and sourcing professionals to develop and maintain a roadmap towards sustainable procurement over time. The platform provides sustainable procurement measurement, benchmarking, performance tracking, targeted actions and supporting resources. AASHE members are entitled to a 100 discount. The Sustainable Procurement Assessment deadline is July 17. The discount expires Dec. 31.
  • Posted May 10, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Building a Curriculum Development Program for Your Institution

This virtual and interactive curriculum development workshop aims to equip faculty/instructors with the knowledge, materials and strategies to successfully adapt and implement the sustainability across the curriculum model at their institution. Resource materials, interactive breakout room discussions and opportunities for Q&A will be included. The event takes place on June 13 and June 20, from 2-4:30 p.m. Eastern on both days. The registration deadline is June 12.
  • Posted May 10, 2024

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Green Sports Alliance Summit Registration

AASHE members are entitled to a 15 percent discount on registration to the Green Sports Alliance 2024 Summit. The annual summit seeks to highlight best practices for enhancing performance and fostering a dialogue with stakeholders and fans about environmental stewardship and social justice. The deadline to register is June 3.
  • Posted May 10, 2024

Call for Applications: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

AASHE is seeking applications for new partner institutions to join the Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program. This initiative aims to expand the accessibility and diversity of sustainability training for faculty. By becoming a center, institutions play a key role in accelerating sustainability education and also gain access to AASHE's promotional tools and a network of like-minded institutions. Funding is available to help support this initiative. There are currently 15 Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in three countries.
  • Posted Apr 26, 2024

Sustainability Education and Futures-Thinking in Higher Education Survey

Survey responses are invited from those that teach sustainability courses at a higher education institution. This survey is about the perceptions and educational strategies related to futures-thinking and sustainability education. This survey is being administered as part of a doctoral research project out of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2024

Climate Change Action at Universities Survey

The European School of Science and Sustainability Research (ESSSR) and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) are conducting a study to identify gaps in climate change action and understand what universities around the world are doing to mitigate/adapt to climate change.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2024

Curriculum Development Workshops: Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Ecology

Santa Clara University invites applications for several online professional development workshops for faculty and staff at higher education institutions. The Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop is an introductory workshop for newcomers to this material or those in need of a refresher. The other two workshops are intermediate-level workshops for people who have some experience with the material and/or who especially want to develop their conceptual understanding of environmental justice/integral ecology or their pedagogy. The application deadline to all of them is May 6.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2024

Call for Participants: Reduce Medical Technology Supply Chain Emissions

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council seeks participants for Collaborative for Healthcare Action to Reduce MedTech Emissions (CHARME), an initiative convening health systems, and medical device and equipment suppliers, among others, to identify, define and promote best practices to reduce emissions from the medical technology supply chain. CHARME members will work collaboratively to implement actions along a 24-month decarbonization roadmap.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2024

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Green Sports Alliance Summit Registration

AASHE members are entitled to a 15 percent discount on registration to the Green Sports Alliance 2024 Summit. The annual summit seeks to highlight best practices for enhancing performance and fostering a dialogue with stakeholders and fans about environmental stewardship and social justice. The deadline to register is June 3.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2024

AASHE On-Demand

This virtual repository encapsulates years of insights and knowledge gleaned from AASHE conferences. With over 400 sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars, the platform provides indispensable resources to drive effective and impactful changes in institutional sustainability. Registration for AASHE On-Demand is open to all, while registrants of AASHE 2023 are granted complimentary access. All content is available through July 31.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Best Practices for Integrating Sustainability Literacy Across Your Curricula

Happening April 18 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, this virtual workshop will assist participants with identifying opportunities for incorporating sustainability, designing engaging sustainability-focused content, and understanding the impact of sustainability literacy on students. The workshop is based on lessons learned by The College of Charleston’s sustainability in curricula-focused SACSCOC accreditation quality enhancement plan.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2024

Call for Applications: Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

AASHE is seeking applications for new partner institutions to join the Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program. This initiative aims to expand the accessibility and diversity of sustainability training for faculty. By becoming a center, institutions play a key role in accelerating sustainability education and also gain access to AASHE's promotional tools and a network of like-minded institutions. There are currently 15 Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in three countries.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2024

AASHE 2024 Conference & Expo: Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration is open for the AASHE 2024 Conference & Expo in Anaheim, California, happening Oct. 27-29. The conference offers invaluable educational and professional advantages, equipping participants with the latest insights and strategies in higher education sustainability. Register by June 30 to take advantage of discounted registration.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2024

Clean Earth Challenge

Organized through the National Wildlife Federation, the Clean Earth Challenge invites individuals at higher education institutions to collect trash and debris through a coordinated cleanup.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2024

Survey: Stakeholder Perceptions of Water Conservation and Wastewater Management in Buildings

Researchers at North Carolina State University, Arizona State University, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are conducting a study to better understand how departments/offices make decisions about sustainability with a focus on green building design and water conservation through urine diversion. This study is supported by the National Science Foundation Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability Center. The first 50 respondents to complete the approximately 10-minute survey will be offered a $15 gift card. The deadline to participate in the survey is May 7.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2024

Sustainability Communications Cohort Summer 2024

The cohort will meet virtually for five weeks and dive into topics, such as key messaging, social media strategies, storytelling techniques, content creation, scheduling, metrics and behavior change principles. There will be opportunities for discussion and coaching.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2024

Equity and Justice Institute

Achieving the Dream's virtual Equity and Justice Institute, happening May 1 - 2, will explore the intersection of equity and justice within higher education, spotlighting the vital role community colleges play in social and economic mobility for the diverse communities they serve.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2024

Call for Participation: Intersectional Climate Action Leaders Working Group

BIPOC faculty, staff and community partners working in climate action or resilience at HBCUs and MSIs are invited to become a part of Second Nature's Intersectional Climate Action Leaders Working Group. This working group brings together BIPOC higher education leaders to advance relationships within the field, accelerate institutional resilience, encourage climate action planning, and build capacity within and beyond HBCUs and MSIs in Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2024

Call for Applications: 2025 Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invites proposals for the 2025 Collegiate Wind Competition, an annual competition that helps college students prepare for jobs in wind and renewable energy. Applications are due June 13.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2024

AASHE Member Discount: TASK™ (The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge)

TASK is an assessment tool to measure the sustainability knowledge of your students. It provides comparable metrics (e.g., between programs or entry- and exit-testing) to monitor, improve and report your sustainability education strategy. Until July 31, 2024, AASHE members who sign up as a TASK Change Leader will receive a 10 percent discount.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2024

Global Program Development Support Group for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

AASHE invites faculty leaders to apply to the Sustainability Across the Curriculum program development support group, which aims to further develop and spread the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Model of Faculty Development. Participants will engage in discussions, share strategies, receive one-on-one consultations with experienced curriculum development leaders, and access modest grants of up to $5,000 to enhance curriculum development. Thanks to Microsoft Philanthropies, there is no registration cost. The application deadline is April 12. Accepted participants will begin meeting in July 2024 and continue through at least February 2025.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Embed the Sustainable Development Goals in Courses

This workshop, happening virtually on May 9 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, is designed to help participants identify the SDGs that are most pertinent to their course(s), develop learning outcomes that will help students work towards the SDG, and adapt methods of instruction for engagement in sustainable development. Group discounts are available, as well as a limited number of scholarships.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2024

Call for Applications: Young Champions of the Earth 2024

Young Champions of the Earth is a youth engagement initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The award is bestowed annually to young people from around the world with outstanding ideas to protect and restore the environment. The deadline to submit an application is April 5.
  • Posted Mar 19, 2024

Ye! Youth Ecopreneurs Programme 2024

The Ye! Youth Ecopreneurs Programme 2024 is designed for visionary young entrepreneurs who are committed to pioneering sustainable solutions for the planet. The application deadline is March 22.
  • Posted Mar 19, 2024

Campus Nature Rx Academy Certificate Program

This program provides campus leaders with a personalized approach to the design of Nature Rx initiatives to improve mental health and students’ overall well-being through nature engagement. The application deadline is May 1.
  • Posted Mar 19, 2024

AASHE On-Demand

This virtual repository encapsulates years of insights and knowledge gleaned from AASHE conferences. With over 400 sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars, the platform provides indispensable resources to drive effective and impactful changes in institutional sustainability. Registration for AASHE On-Demand is open to all, while attendees of AASHE 2023 in Boston are granted complimentary access. All content is available through July 31.
  • Posted Mar 18, 2024

AASHE 2024 Earth Day Photo Opportunity

Throughout April, AASHE invites photo submissions depicting diverse sustainability efforts on higher education campuses and in communities, such as planting trees, advocating for environmental justice, implementing energy-saving initiatives, or similar. Submitted images will be shared in a 2024 Earth Day gallery.
  • Posted Mar 18, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Best Practices for Integrating Sustainability Literacy Across Your Curricula

Happening April 18 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, this workshop will assist participants with identifying opportunities for incorporating sustainability, designing engaging sustainability-focused content, and understanding the impact of sustainability literacy on students. The workshop is based on lessons learned by The College of Charleston’s sustainability in curricula-focused SACSCOC accreditation quality enhancement plan. This workshop is specifically designed for scholars new to sustainability and the teaching of it. Those looking for more in-depth training should consider attending the AASHE workshop on June 13, Building a Curriculum Development Program for Your Institution.
  • Posted Mar 18, 2024

Global Program Development Support Group for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

AASHE invites faculty leaders to apply to the Sustainability Across the Curriculum program development support group, which aims to further develop and spread the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Model of Faculty Development. Participants will engage in discussions, share strategies, receive one-on-one consultations with experienced curriculum development leaders, and access modest grants of up to $5,000 to enhance curriculum development. Thanks to Microsoft Philanthropies, there is no registration cost. The application deadline is April 12. Accepted participants will begin meeting in July 2024 and continue through February 2025.
  • Posted Mar 18, 2024

AASHE 2024 Conference & Expo Call for Proposals

AASHE invites proposals for the AASHE 2024 Conference & Expo, in Anaheim, California, from Oct. 27 - 29. With three days of sustainability inspiration and collaboration, AASHE 2024 aims to connect attendees with the diversity of insights and experiences from the higher education sustainability community. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 12.
  • Posted Mar 11, 2024

GRITS Anniversary Affinity Calls

In honor of GRITS 10th anniversary, Sustainable Endowments Institute is hosting a series of calls to support institutions of similar type (small liberal arts, etc.). The discussion is open to all current GRITS users and any other sustainability, facilities or energy professionals working to reduce resource use/emissions and meet institutional sustainability goals.
  • Posted Mar 11, 2024

Survey of Indoor Waste and Diversion Practices

This survey project, led by Busch Systems, seeks to better understand the current trends in waste diversion programs and share the key lessons learned on how to successfully implement them.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2024

Faculty Survey Exploring AASHE STARS as an Experiential Learning Tool

Faculty members residing in the U.S. are invited to participate in a research study investigating the underutilization of the AASHE STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) reporting framework within academic coursework, particularly as a platform for experiential learning. Conducted by researchers at the University of Louisville, this study aims to gather insights into faculty experiences, perspectives and challenges related to sustainability instruction and the integration of STARS into curriculum development. This voluntary survey will take approximately 15 minutes.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2024

International Green Gown Awards

Administered by the EAUC, the International Green Gown Awards recognize sustainability initiatives, accomplishments and lessons at universities and colleges across the globe. There are eight award categories, including 2030 Climate Action, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Sustainability. The deadline to submit is April 29.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2024

Anti-Racists Community Engagement Workshop Series

Based on the published book, Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices, the series includes events with author talks and workshops that explore how students, staff and faculty can put anti-racist principles into practice at college and university campuses.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2024

NAAEE Conference & Research Symposium: Call for Presentations

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) invites presentation submissions for its 2024 conference and research symposium, themed Building Bridges, happening Nov. 5-9 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 26.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2024

AESS Student Research Symposium: Call for Proposals

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) invites student poster proposals on original environmental research. on Friday, April 12, 2024. The purpose of this student-focused multidisciplinary event, happening from noon to 3:00 p.m. Eastern on April 12, is to provide a forum for students across the globe to present their original research to the broader environmental community. The deadline to submit is March 15.

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2024: Call for Proposals

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences invites presentation proposals about research studies of the environment, both natural and social sciences, as well as presentations related to pedagogy. The proposals are in consideration for the annual, virtual conference happening June 20-21, themed Cultivating Courage for our Collective Future. The deadline to submit is March 18.

Clinton Global Initiative Fellowship

In the inaugural year, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Fellowship program will select 25 individuals to develop CGI Commitments to Action–new, specific and measurable projects that advance solutions to critical challenges, including the climate crisis, global health inequity and humanitarian crises. The deadline to apply is March 15.
  • Posted Mar 4, 2024

Climate Equity Collaborative Youth Advisory Council

The Climate Equity Collaborative (CEC) seeks applications from youth to join its inaugural Youth Advisory Council. As the CEC finalizes its governance structure, the Youth Advisory Council will conduct an internal review and revision process so that the structure is youth-informed and -centered. The deadline to submit an application is March 8.
  • Posted Mar 4, 2024

Global Program Development Support Group for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

AASHE invites faculty leaders to apply to the Sustainability Across the Curriculum program development support group, which aims to further develop and spread the Sustainability Across the Curriculum model of faculty development. Participants will engage in discussions, share strategies, receive one-on-one consultations with experienced curriculum development leaders, and access grants of up to $5,000 to enhance curriculum development. Thanks to Microsoft Philanthropies, there is no registration cost. The application deadline is April 12. Accepted participants will begin meeting in July 2024 and continue through at least February 2025.
  • Posted Mar 1, 2024

Sustainability Education Forum 2024

Happening June 6-7, 2024, the Sustainability Education Forum is a virtual event designed to collaboratively address challenges and opportunities in sustainability education. It is intended for faculty from various disciplines, those integrating sustainability into courses, and anyone passionate about sustainability education and research in higher education.
  • Posted Mar 1, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Toolkit Resources to Help Understand & Manage Campus Food Waste

The goal of this workshop, on March 14 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, is to help campus teams develop the skills and resources necessary to initiate or expand their food waste management approach. A toolkit will be used as a framework to walk participants through the process of identifying sources of food waste; auditing or estimating food waste generation; understanding the culture and attitudes of campus stakeholders toward managing food waste; and identifying relevant collection, recovery or recycling options to keep this resource out of landfills.

AASHE On-Demand

This virtual repository encapsulates years of insights and knowledge gleaned from AASHE conferences. With over 400 sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars, the platform provides indispensable resources to drive effective and impactful changes in institutional sustainability. Registration for AASHE On-Demand is open to all, while attendees of AASHE 2023 in Boston are granted complimentary access. All content is available through July 31.
  • Posted Feb 21, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Toolkit Resources to Help Understand and Manage Campus Food Waste

Participants of this workshop, happening on March 14 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will start to develop an understanding of how and where their campus generates food waste, and then begin to lay out a framework for a comprehensive food waste management plan. A recently developed toolkit includes education and outreach materials, templates, and instructions for each step in the process of understanding and managing food waste from sources across campus. The deadline to register is March 14 at noon Eastern.
  • Posted Feb 21, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Teaching Building Decarbonization to the Next Generation

This workshop, Feb. 29 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will share valuable lessons from the Stanford Building Decarbonization Learning Accelerator, which provides free teaching resources to professors to integrate building decarbonization into their architecture, engineering or construction management courses. Workshop participants will be given tools to teach these topics.
  • Posted Feb 21, 2024

CFP: Climate Communication and Education Funded Case Studies

The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project invites proposals from researchers, practitioners and stakeholders to conduct case studies of quality climate communication and education (CCE) initiatives. Funded case studies will receive up to $10,000 Canadian dollars ($7,416). The deadline to apply is March 25.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2024

AASHE Workshop: A Deep Dive Into STARS Version 2.2 Data Quality

This workshop offers strategies, tools and activities to develop and hone literacy around STARS version 2.2 criteria, with the ultimate goal of helping institutions efficiently submit and publish high-quality and accurate STARS reports. Ideal for STARS liaisons, data collectors and prospective report reviewers who plan to engage in STARS data collection and/or review a report, the workshop is Feb. 8, from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern. A similar offering will be available later in the year for STARS version 3.0 and will be announced via the STARS Community.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Teaching Building Decarbonization to the Next Generation

This workshop, Feb. 29 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will share valuable lessons learned from the Stanford Building Decarbonization Learning Accelerator, which provides free teaching resources to professors to integrate building decarbonization into their architecture, engineering or construction management courses. Workshop participants will be given tools to teach these topics.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2024