Opportunities

Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022 Case Study Challenge

Organizers for Campus Race to Zero Waste invite case studies about how campuses are promoting and improving recycling and waste reduction. Winners will be recognized in four categories: education and awareness campaign, waste minimization, food waste reduction, and summary of waste reduction efforts. Submissions are due June 20.
  • Posted May 24, 2022

Sign-On Opportunity: End Synthetic Herbicides on Jesuit University Campuses

Jesuit institutions of higher education and those that are connected with Jesuit universities and colleges are invited to sign onto this letter requesting a discontinuation of synthetic pesticide use on Jesuit campuses.
  • Posted May 20, 2022

Bicycle Friendly University Application Period

The League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly America program provides a roadmap, hands-on assistance and recognition for states, communities, universities and businesses. The BFA program is a tool to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people. The deadline to apply for Bicycle Friendly University status is Aug. 10.
  • Posted May 20, 2022

Request for Input: Climate Leadership Commitments

Second Nature invites input on a year-long process to reimagine the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments to reflect necessary and foundational framing in climate justice principles, update existing technical guidance to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis, consider membership models, and other blind spots.
  • Posted May 20, 2022

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.
  • Posted May 17, 2022

SPLC Climate Foundations Coaching Program

Starting June 8, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is launching Climate Foundations, an eight-month virtual coaching course specifically designed for procurement professionals that will provide basic climate knowledge, tools and strategy insights in a procurement context. A program informational session is being hosted on May 12.
  • Posted May 5, 2022

Call for Applications: College and University Recycling Coalition Board of Directors

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is recruiting individuals with a diverse range of professional experience and knowledge of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and sustainability specific to colleges and universities. Board members contribute to the development of CURC programs and events, attend monthly board meetings, and serve on at least one committee. The deadline to apply is May 11.

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 May 4, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Energy & Climate

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on the Energy & Climate credits 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 June 18.
  • Posted May 3, 2022

HBCU/MSI Student Survey: Self-Care Practices & Perceptions of Holistic Health

A doctoral student at Fayetteville State University invites educational leadership graduate students at master, specialist, or doctoral levels attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or Minority Serving Institution (MSI) to participate in the study, Self-Care Practices and Perceptions of Holistic Health Among Selected Educational Leadership Graduate Students Attending Historically Black Colleges or Universities or Minority Serving Institutions. The study will explore self-care practices and perceptions of holistic health within six dimensions of wellness.
  • Posted May 2, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Sustainability and Climate Change 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 Apr 29, 2022

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Apply/Nominate and/or Volunteer to Judge

Limited time remains to submit an application or nomination for an AASHE Sustainability Award, which seeks to recognize individuals and institutions catalyzing sustainability in higher education. Apply by May 20 to be considered. AASHE is also recruiting judges.
  • Posted Apr 29, 2022

Call for Proposals: Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices

The editors of the upcoming publication, Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices, seek chapter contributions from faculty, staff, administrators, practitioners, students, and community partners who share and analyze their experiences using anti-racist community engagement principles in their teaching, research, and practice on and off college campuses. This edited collection will be published by Campus Compact. Proposals are due June 3.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2022

My Green Lab Summit 2022: Community + Collaboration

My Green Lab's 2022 summit is happening virtually on May 26. The event brings together leading voices in sustainable science to connect and collaborate while setting the community on a shared trajectory leading toward systemic transformation.
  • Posted Apr 26, 2022

Anxiety to Action: Insights From University Students About Climate Change & Pathways to Climate Action

Turning Green invites college students to fill out a climate change survey, which seeks to assess student knowledge and ideas for solutions-based climate action.
  • Posted Apr 25, 2022

Living Future Conference Scholarship

The purpose of the Living Future Scholarship is to help build a more diverse audience at the International Living Future Institute conference, happening online May 2-13, and to include voices from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Posted Apr 25, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off America East Sustainability Conference

AASHE members receive 30 percent off select registration types to attend the inaugural America East Sustainability Conference, being hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, from June 7 - 9. This discount expires May 6.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2022

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.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2022

Engaged Scholars Initiative

The Engaged Scholars Initiative is designed to develop a diverse group of early-career faculty and staff who want to strengthen their own critical community-engaged scholarship and lead equity-focused change with their institution and communities. Campus Compact is accepting applications through April 30.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2022

Academics for Climate Advocacy Working Group

Second Nature invites academics interested in utilizing their institutional position and expertise to help advance climate policy at the municipal, state and federal levels in a low-lift way. Those that sign up will convene on a quarterly basis for working group meetings, be contacted when there are meaningful opportunities to engage in climate advocacy, and receive regular updates on relevant policy developments in their jurisdiction.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2022

IAU Global Survey on Higher Education & Research for Sustainable Development

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has launched the IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development 2022 - Accelerating Action for the SDGs. The survey uses the 2030 SDGs as a framework to foster better understanding of how HEIs engage with sustainable development, how they work, who is working on this at the institutional level and which SDGs are emphasized. The deadline to fill out the survey is May 15.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2022

Call for Presentations: NAAEE 2022 Conference and Research Symposium

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) seeks compelling presentations for the annual conference and research symposium, to be held in Tucson, Arizona, in October with virtual options available. The conference theme is Education for Change. The deadline to submit is May 4.
  • Posted Apr 14, 2022

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.
  • Posted Apr 14, 2022

Call for Authors: Racial Equity & Social Justice Anthology

AASHE is seeking authors to write original pieces on the interconnectedness of racial equity, social justice and sustainability for the third volume of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice. The aim of the anthology is to communicate how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are integral components to sustainability. Expressions of interest are requested by May 6.
  • Posted Apr 14, 2022

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.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

Call for Papers: Sustainability Through Outdoor Recreation and Education

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership invites papers and research notes for a special issue that aims to explore topics that address outdoor recreation and education’s role in fostering a culture of sustainability. The deadline is May 1.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

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.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

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.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

Call for Authors: Racial Equity & Social Justice Anthology

AASHE is seeking authors to write original pieces on the interconnectedness of racial equity, social justice and sustainability for the third volume of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice. The aim of the anthology is to communicate how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are integral components to sustainability and are particularly relevant in higher education today. Expressions of interest are requested by May 6.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

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.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

2022 SPLC Deep Dive Series: Enlarging the Sustainable Purchasing Frame

As part of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's deep dive series, this online event, happening from noon to 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 26, focuses on procurement’s role in building prosperous, equitable and environmentally sustainable communities for all.
  • Posted Apr 7, 2022

AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Submissions

Applications and nominations are encouraged for a 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award. There will be 12 award winners selected from across five categories recognizing individuals and initiatives that are advancing sustainability in higher education. The deadline to submit is May 20.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2022

Global Youth Leader Insights Survey

The U.N. Environmental Programme (UNEP) seeks youth activists from anywhere in the world to fill out this survey. Responses will be combined with others and shared anonymously in a paper commissioned by the UNEP to help better support the youth environmental movement. The deadline to fill out the survey is March 31.
  • Posted Mar 29, 2022

2022 UN SDG Action Awards

The U.N. SDG Action Awards recognize initiatives that mobilize, inspire and connect people to drive action towards a more sustainable future on a healthy planet. Finalists and winners will be celebrated at a special event held in Bonn, Germany, during the U.N. General Assembly and the Global Week in September, and showcased on U.N. SDG Action Campaign platforms throughout the year. The deadline to apply or to nominate a changemaker is May 1.
  • Posted Mar 29, 2022

NAAEE Conference Call for Proposals

Organizers of the National American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) 2022 conference invite proposals to the conference (Oct. 12–15) and the research symposium (Oct. 11–12). Proposals are due April 29. The theme is Educating for Change, and the event is happening in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Posted Mar 29, 2022

NAAEE 30 Under 30 Call for Nominations

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is calling for 30 Under 30 nominations. 30 Under 30 celebrates young environmental leaders and their successes toward creating sustainable change. Both self-nominations and peer nominations are welcomed. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 11.

AASHE Workshop: Facilitating Student-Driven Interventions for Sustainable Behavior Change

This three-hour workshop happening on April 7 offers staff and instructors a self-paced learning experience aimed at supporting student-driven interventions that contribute toward achieving the sustainability goals of their institution. The registration deadline is 11:00 a.m. Eastern on April 7.
  • Posted Mar 25, 2022

Public Comment Period: State of Sustainability Research on Corporate ESG Performance

The Global Electronics Council (GEC) released the draft State of Sustainability Research for Corporate ESG Performance for a 60-day public comment period. This report, which will guide the upcoming revision of EPEAT criteria, provides an overview of key labor and workforce concerns and current practices in social auditing in the electronics supply chain, and provides practical strategies to improve social audits and performance in the sector. GEC welcomes stakeholder review and comments no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific, on May 14.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2022

2022 AASHE Sustainability Awards

Applications and nominations are encouraged for a 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award. There will be 12 award winners selected from across five categories recognizing individuals and initiatives that are advancing sustainability in higher education. The deadline to submit is May 20.
  • Posted Mar 21, 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 Mar 21, 2022

Sustainability From a Social Justice Lens Webinar

This joint webinar from AASHE and ACUI, happening on March 24 from 3 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern, looks at the connection between sustainability and social justice. Starting from a theory point of view, the presenters apply the theory to practice by exploring how student affairs and college unions professionals can use this information to impact their campuses and students’ lives.
  • Posted Mar 15, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Campus Engagement & Public Engagement Credits

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on the Campus Engagement and Public Engagement credits 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 April 30.

AASHE 2022 Call for Proposals

The call for proposals provides a streamlined way to share experience, knowledge and skills in higher education sustainability at the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education or via AASHE’s other educational programs (i.e., webinars, virtual workshops and online courses). The deadline for submissions is March 25.
  • Posted Mar 11, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Sustainability and Climate Change 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 Mar 11, 2022

Student Food Insecurity Survey

This 3-5 minute survey focuses on understanding the real and perceived barriers of student access to essentials, such as food and shelter. This survey is being conducted by a senior working with the campus food pantry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off America East Sustainability Conference

AASHE members receive 30 percent off select registration types to attend the inaugural America East Sustainability Conference, being hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, from June 7 - 9. This discount expires May 6.
  • Posted Mar 7, 2022

AASHE Workshop: Facilitating Student-Driven Interventions for Sustainable Behavior Change

This three-hour workshop happening on April 7 will explore how to link learning to action, and ultimately, how to inspire student-driven sustainability behavior change. Individual as well as group registrations are available. The registration deadline is 11:00 a.m. Eastern on April 7.
  • Posted Mar 7, 2022

National Wildlife Federation Graduate Student Research Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking applications for graduate student fellows in the following position: Community Partnerships Research, EcoLeader Community Research, Environmental Action Education Research, and K-12 Education Research. The deadline to submit is April 22.
  • Posted Mar 1, 2022

Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students

The Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students aims to help communities address environmental justice challenges and/or vulnerabilities to environmental and public health hazards using data and publicly available tools. Submissions are due April 1, 2022.
  • Posted Mar 1, 2022

Higher Education Summit 2022 Call for Proposals

Organizers for the 2022 Higher Education Summit, themed Daring to Transform Learning for a Future-Proof Economy, invite proposals to the 2022 event, happening from Sept. 6-8, in Belgium. The focus of this conference is on research- and practice-related issues to realize an economy that strives for a safe and just world for everyone, within planetary boundaries. The summit is organized by the Copernicus Alliance, a European network of universities and colleges committed to transformative learning and change for sustainable development. Proposals are due by March 15.
  • Posted Feb 28, 2022