Opportunities

2023 International Laboratory Freezer Challenge

The International Freezer Challenge is a cold storage competition for laboratories organized by My Green Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL). Taking place this spring, the challenge uses friendly competition to optimize sustainability of freezer management in laboratories. Any type of laboratory is eligible to participate.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2023

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit Call for Proposals

Summit organizers invite session proposals for the SPLC Summit, happening Aug. 14-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. The summit's focus is moving sustainable procurement from intentions to impact, and driving positive change through global supply chains. The deadline to submit is Feb. 20.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2023

International Sustainable Campus Network Conference Call for Proposals

The call for 2023 conference submissions is open. The conference, taking place June 6-8 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, aims to discuss and reflect on the roles that universities can play in the strengthening of socio-ecological resilience within their campuses and broader communities. The deadline to submit a proposal is Feb. 28.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2023

Call for Nominations: OER Oscars

Organized by the Student PIRGs, the OER Oscars recognize faculty who help students save money by using open educational resources (OER), which are published with an open license, making them completely free beyond the cost of printing.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2023

Call for Proposals: Case Studies on Climate Change Communication and Education

The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project is seeking to fund case studies about innovative climate change communication and education. The case studies will assist the MECCE Project in better understanding quality climate change communication and education policy and/or practice. The proposal deadline is Feb. 19.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2023

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Investment

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on the Investment section, slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently the first quarter of 2024). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through March 7.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2023

Request for Topics: 2023 Community Conversation Series

The Sustainable Endowments Institute, GRITS and Second Nature are seeking votes on topics for the 2023 Community Conversation Series. The conversations in the series are one-hour, monthly zoom calls about a specific topic. Participation is free and open to all universities and colleges, K-12 schools, municipal/county/state governments and healthcare institutions. The deadline to vote is Jan. 31.

AASHE Workshop: Assessing Impact: Are Your Sustainability Communications Working?

This half-day workshop, on March 16, aims to provide participants with the tools and resources to create an intentional communications strategy, set measurable goals, and evaluate key metrics in order to understand the impact of the communications strategy. While primarily focused on social media, strategies for other communications mediums, such as websites, newsletters and videos, will also be included. The deadline to register is March 16.
  • Posted Jan 30, 2023

AASHE Course: Localizing the UN SDGs Through Education, Training & Regional Collaboration

In this cohort-based course, leaders from Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in North America will share experiences, case studies and lessons learned that enable course participants to help lead multi-stakeholder collaborations that localize and advance the SDGs in their regions. Participants will meet virtually once per month between February and May. The deadline to register is Feb. 21.
  • Posted Jan 30, 2023

Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp

Net Impact encourages applications from undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in skill-building and actionable learning related to fiscal policy and community organizing. Participants will receive an all-expenses paid, two-day leadership training program in Washington, D.C.
  • Posted Jan 17, 2023

Zero Waste Mentor MatchUp Program

The Campus Race to Zero Waste Mentor MatchUp Program gives colleges and universities the opportunity to be matched up with a mentor campus to help them prepare and compete in the Campus Race to Zero Waste spring competition.

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount on an 18-week online certificate through Yale University's School of Public Health that teaches about tools to address the health impacts of climate change. This discount expires on March 1, 2023.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2023

Better Project Better Practice Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Project and Better Practice Awards recognize Better Buildings Initiative partners for innovative, leading accomplishments in implementing decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, or waste reduction projects/practices. Nominations must be received no later than Jan. 23.

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Sustainability and Climate Change Journal Subscription

AASHE members are entitled to a 15 percent discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability & Climate Change, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustainability, sustainable development and climate change.
  • Posted Jan 3, 2023

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC Registration

AASHE members can automatically save 30 percent off registration to the next Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), which aims to inspire change, and facilitate action and collaboration based on the conference theme: Mindscape/Landscape: Human Health, Social + Environmental Justice are Inextricably Linked. This event will take place March 6 - 8, 2023. The discount offer expires March 5, 2023.
  • Posted Jan 3, 2023

AASHE Workshop: A Deep Dive Into STARS Data Quality

This AASHE workshop will offer participants the strategies, tools and activities to develop and hone literacy around STARS 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. 9, from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Jan 3, 2023

AASHE Course: Localizing the SDGs Through Education, Training & Regional Collaboration

In this cohort-based course, network leaders from United Nations-affiliated Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development will share experiences, case studies and lessons learned that enable course participants to help lead multi-stakeholder collaborations that localize and advance the SDGs in their regions. Cohort participants will meet virtually once per month between February and May. There is a free introductory webinar on Jan. 18 about this course.
  • Posted Jan 3, 2023

Young Advocates 4 ESD Challenge

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites students to participate in a challenge that uses their voices and stories to promote education for sustainable development-related projects and activities.
  • Posted Dec 16, 2022

2023 Sustainable Development Goals Teach-In

Educators are encouraged to participate in the Sustainable Development Goals Teach-In during March 2023. The teach-in invites educators to include the SDGs within their teaching, learning and assessment during the month of March 2023.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2022

Sustainability in Teaching and Research (STAR) Symposium Call for Abstracts

Organizers for the Sustainability in Teaching and Research (STAR) Symposium, happening June 2 - 3, 2023, invite proposals that explore key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the member states of the United Nations in 2015. The symposium will include pedagogical and scholarly papers on certain key themes of the SDGs. The deadline to submit an abstract is Jan. 15, 2023.

Solar District Cup Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup challenges multidisciplinary student teams to design and model solar-plus-storage distributed energy systems for a campus or district. There is a free informational webinar on Jan. 13, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2022

AASHE STARS 3.0: Request for Comment

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on two draft sections of STARS–Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Wellbeing and Work–slated for inclusion in the new version. STARS 3.0 is projected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2023. AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2022

2023 STARS Cohort and End of Year Discount

Through the end of 2022, AASHE is offering two opportunities for institutions to participate in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The STARS Cohort Program is designed to guide new and returning participants through the reporting process by providing hands-on training and support. AASHE is also offering a 20 percent discount to institutions without a current STARS subscription. This offer is only applicable to new STARS full access subscriptions, not renewals, which are already substantially discounted. The deadline to sign up for the cohort and/or the discount is Dec. 31.
  • Posted Dec 14, 2022

Call for Proposals: Sustainability Research & Innovation 2023

The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress is a transdisciplinary gathering of those working in sustainability science and practice, including the research sector. Conference organizers are accepting proposals through Dec. 21.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

Call for Proposals: US Summit on Transformative Education

The summit, happening virtually on Feb. 23-25, 2023, will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 4.7, including education for sustainable development, global citizenship education, environmental education, climate education, and peace and human rights education. Summit organizers are accepting proposals through Dec. 15.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

2023 Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities

Happening in Maine July 31-Aug. 6, 2023, the Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities gathers scholars to explore how the environmental humanities contribute to the theorization, imagination and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures for humans and nonhumans. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2023.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

Sustainable Lab Supplies Purchasing Survey

Staff at the University of Virginia and University of Alabama at Birmingham invite participants to complete a survey aimed at understanding procurement of lab supplies at major institutions. The survey is designed to collect information about researchers’ knowledge of the ACT Label and opportunities to support sustainable purchasing of lab supplies.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

2023 Student Corporate Engagement Challenge

Intentional Endowment Network's Student Corporate Engagement Challenge invites students to pitch an investment in a publicly-traded company, and include in that recommendation a shareholder engagement strategy focused on addressing inequality and the climate crisis. Benefits to participation include access to mentorship and networking opportunities, free and discounted registration to educational workshops and industry events, presentation opportunities, and interview opportunities. The deadline to sign-up is Dec. 23.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

Sustainability Reporting Survey

The International Sustainable Campus Network invites participation in a survey on sustainability reporting at higher education institutions. The survey aims to understand existing sustainability reporting practices in the global higher education sector. The deadline to participate is Dec. 14.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

Second Nature Pro Bono Consulting

Signatories to one of Second Nature's Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments and/or members of the University Climate Change Coalition are eligible to apply for pro bono technical assistance and consulting services to help with climate action planning and procurement of renewable power, valued up to $20,000. The deadline to apply is Jan. 6, 2023.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on two draft sections of STARS–Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Wellbeing and Work–slated for inclusion in the new version. STARS 3.0 is projected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2023. AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

Campus Race to Zero Waste

Campus Race to Zero Waste, formerly Recyclemania, is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges across the U.S. and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked in various categories.
  • Posted Dec 6, 2022

2023 STARS Cohort and End of Year Discount

AASHE is offering two opportunities for institutions to participate in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The STARS Cohort Program is designed to guide new and returning participants through the reporting process by providing hands-on training and support. AASHE is also offering a 20 percent discount to institutions without a current STARS subscription. This offer is only applicable to new STARS Full Access subscriptions, not renewals, which are already substantially discounted. The deadline to sign up for the cohort and/or the discount is Dec. 31.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2022

AASHE Workshop: Building a Curriculum Development Program for Your Institution

This curriculum development workshop, happening for two hours each day on Jan. 5 and 12, 2023, will provide faculty leaders with the knowledge, materials and strategies to adapt the Piedmont/Ponderosa model of sustainability across the curriculum at their institutions. Activities will explore the pace, timing, funding, staffing and philosophy behind the unique aspects of the workshop model. The registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2023 at noon Eastern.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2022

AASHE 2023 Professional Learning Opportunities

AASHE’s 2023 learning opportunities aim to stimulate professional and personal growth for higher education sustainability leaders who drive change within their institutions. Workshop and course topics cover curriculum development, STARS data quality, sustainability communications and more. The lineup also includes two cohort-based, collaborative programs–Sustainability Change Leadership Development Program and Advancing the UN SDGs through Education, Training and Regional Collaboration. Additional opportunities will be announced later in the year.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2022

AASHE Workshop: Building a Curriculum Development Program: The Piedmont/Ponderosa Model

This curriculum development workshop, happening for two hours each day on Jan. 5 and 12, 2023, will provide faculty leaders with the knowledge, materials and strategies to adapt the Piedmont/Ponderosa model of sustainability across the curriculum at their institutions. Activities will explore the pace, timing, funding, staffing and philosophy behind the unique aspects of the workshop model. The registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2023.
  • Posted Nov 15, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Wellbeing & Work

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on a Wellbeing & Work section slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion section slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount on an 18-week online certificate through Yale University's School of Public Health that teaches about tools to address the health impacts of climate change.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Sustainability and Climate Change Journal Subscription

AASHE members are entitled to a 15 percent discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability & Climate Change, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustainability, sustainable development and climate change.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2022

2022 AASHE Sustainability Awards Ceremony

On Dec. 8 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern, AASHE is hosting a live reveal of the 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award winners. From over 430 applications and nominations, the 12 winners represent global sustainability leadership from Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, Kenya, Switzerland, United States and Wales.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2022

Online Certificate on Education for Sustainable Development

This online program, offered by Earth Charter International, is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding, knowledge and skills to integrate Education for Sustainable Development and education for global citizenship into classrooms and curricula. It runs from Jan. 18 through June 28, 2023.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2022

International Student Challenge to Achieve Zero Hunger

The International Student Challenge to Achieve Zero Hunger invites undergraduate and graduate students to generate projects that will make a meaningful impact on global hunger and nutrition problems. Students teams will develop novel ways to achieve zero hunger, Sustainable Development Goal 2. This challenge is organized by a consortium of universities as part of the University Global Coalition Decade of Action Initiative. The interest form is due by Nov. 11.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2022

TASK Pilot Study by Sulitest

Sulitest invites students to participate in the international TASK (The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge) pilot program. The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge is a measurement tool for individuals' knowledge of sustainability. Responses to the survey will be analyzed in an effort to improve the tool. Pilot participants of TASK will receive a voucher to complete the official certificate for free once it is live in spring 2023. The pilot will be conducted until Nov.18.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Wellbeing & Work

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on a Wellbeing & Work section slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion section slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC Registration

AASHE members can automatically save 30 percent off registration to the next Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), which aims to inspire change, and facilitate action and collaboration based on the conference theme: Mindscape/Landscape: Human Health, Social + Environmental Justice are Inextricably Linked. This event will take place March 6 - 8, 2023. The discount offer expires March 5, 2023.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2022

Sustainability in Collegiate Athletics Survey

In collaboration with several members and networks focused on sustainability in collegiate athletics, AASHE is exploring the development of an assessment framework to rate the sustainability performance of U.S. collegiate athletic programs. This short survey seeks input from those involved in college athletics and/or sustainability to help inform such a framework.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2022

WorldWide Teach-In Google Group

This Google Group is a space to connect with other climate-concerned educators across disciplines who are working to foster dialogue on the climate crisis at their institution and build collective power.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Procurement & Waste

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on a Procurement and Waste section slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through Oct. 31.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2022