2019 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award
The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member each year for exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good. Nominations are due by May 31.
AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions
The AASHE Sustainability Awards program raises the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research, and student leadership, helping to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health. Submissions are accepted through May 10.
AASHE Member Discount: $100 Off Sustainability Certification Through ISSP
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) offers students, faculty and staff from AASHE-member schools a $100 discount on the ISSP Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) credential exam. The program is designed to recognize the knowledge, skills and abilities of those in the sustainability field, including students with knowledge of core sustainability concepts.
Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop
Learn how to lead curriculum change for sustainability by becoming familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in the Piedmont Project. The two-day workshop will feature presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection and planning. Readings and organizational materials are provided. Drs. Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase will facilitate the workshop. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 29.
Call for Abstracts: 2019 Ecocity World Summit
Summit organizers encourage submissions to the Ecocity World Summit 2019, happening in Vancouver, British Columbia, from October 7 - 11. The summit brings together a mix of researchers, policy makers, city-building professionals, business innovators and civil society leaders who share a commitment to creating socially just and ecologically sustainable cities. The deadline to submit an abstract is April 1.
Biomimicry Global Design Challenge
The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions. The challenge is hosted by the Biomimicry Institute, in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
USCC Campus Composting Survey
The U.S. Composting Council is gathering data about how composting is added to campus recycling and facilities programs. The survey includes five questions.
CoFED Summer Co-Op Academy
CoFED’s Summer Co-op Academy is a week-long education intensive designed for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Islander youth who are working in food cooperatives and collectives to grow community health and wealth through food and land. The next academy is June 17-23, location to be announced. Applications will be accepted through March 15.
U.N. Global Climate Action Awards
Spearheaded by U.N. Climate Change's Momentum for Change initiative, the U.N. Global Climate Action Award recognizes innovative, scalable and replicable examples of projects and initiatives that tackle climate change. There are four areas of focus: Women for Results; Financing for Climate Friendly Investment; Planetary Health; and Climate Neutral Now. The deadline to apply is April 30.
AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions
The annual AASHE Sustainability Awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. By raising the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research and outstanding leadership, the awards help to disseminate innovations and inspire progress toward environmental, social and economic health. Submissions and nominations are due by May 10.
AASHE Member Discount: 20% Off NESI Global Forum
The New Economy and Social Innovation (NESI) Global Forum, taking place April 24-26, 2019, in Málaga, Spain, is a global gathering of people and organizations involved in the development of the new economy that focuses on people and planet. This year’s NESI gathering will explore how to achieve the U.N. SDGs through local action and social innovation. AASHE members can receive 20 percent off tickets by using the code C00-AASHE.
Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference 50% Discount
AASHE members can receive a 50 percent discount on registration for the Fair Trade Campaigns 2019 National Conference, taking place in Chicago, Illinois, from March 1-3. The conference brings together local, national and global leaders in the Fair Trade movement – students, community advocates, producers, businesses, nonprofits and institutions committed to sustainability and social justice. AASHE members use code AASHE to receive the 50 percent discount on registration.
Drawdown EcoChallenge challenges participants to take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. The initiative is a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction. The challenge follows actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on research that maps, measures, models and describes solutions to global warming that already exists. Participants track and share their progress online and earn points for taking action. The program takes place April 3 - 24 and is free and open to the public.
NACUBO Excellence in Sustainability Award
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is accepting nominations for their Excellence in Sustainability Award. This award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated excellence and innovation in a specific process, innovation or program that embraces the full range of sustainability leadership: financial, facilities, operational, environmental, community and climate. Nominations for this award close on March 8.
2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Call for Proposals Closes March 8
The last day to submit a proposal and/or sign up to be a reviewer for AASHE 2019 is March 8. Hosted in Spokane, Washington, from Oct. 27-30, the conference theme is Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy and aims to tackle a root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system. All accepted presenters receive a discount applicable to full conference registration. This deadline will not be extended.
Call for Nominations: Board of Directors for the RecycleMania Program
RecycleMania is seeking individuals to serve on its board of directors. RecycleMania's mission is to provide tools and opportunities that inspire, empower and mobilize colleges and universities to benchmark and improve the efforts to reduce or eliminate waste. The director’s term is three years and the board meets monthly. Statements of interest are due March 22.
Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment
The Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment, happening March 8 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, is themed Equity of Place: Social Justice in the Built Environment. Focus areas are material health and social justice, climate justice and conservation, resilience, community engagement and affordable housing.
2019 UL Innovative Education Award
Offered by UL in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education, the award program seeks to recognize those that promote learning through STEM priorities, engage all people in civic and social responsibility, and find solutions to environmental challenges. Five winning organizations will be named winners in 2019, with one grand-prize winner to receive $100,000; two second-tier winners to receive $50,000 each; and two third-tier winners to receive $25,000 each. Eligible organizations must apply by March 12.
Call for Proposals: 2019 NAAEE Conference & Research Symposium
Presentation submissions for the 2019 North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) conference (Oct. 16-19) and research symposium (Oct. 15-16) happening in Lexington, Kentucky, are being accepted through March 31. The conference theme is Educating for a Just and Sustainable Future.
Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop
Become familiar with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University and adapted at Emory in Piedmont Project and learn how to lead curriculum change for sustainability by participating in a two-day workshop featuring presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection and planning. Readings and organizational materials are provided. Drs. Peggy Barlett and Geoffrey Chase will facilitate the workshop. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 29.
Environmental Education Advocacy Day
Supported by the North American Association for Environmental Education, AASHE and others, the Environmental Education Advocacy Day on Feb. 20 is an opportunity to promote environmental education policies and priorities by engaging with Congress. Registration closes Feb. 6.
Geothermal Design Challenge 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy and the Idaho National Laboratory, invites both high school and university (undergraduate & graduate) teams to sign up to research data, interpret information and create a data visualization portfolio that will tell a compelling story about geothermal energy.
U.S. House Climate Change Sign-On Letter
Any member of an HEI is invited to sign (with a .edu address) a letter being sent to Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, about the importance of a strong climate action agenda in the new Congress. The letter will also have support from other sector leaders and will be publicly released when it is sent to Pelosi in February. The deadline for signing is Feb. 1.
2019 Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities
Colby College is hosting a Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities from Aug. 5-10, 2019 with the aim of engaging with contemporary issues in the environmental humanities through participatory, interdisciplinary events, including seminars and workshops. Participants will collectively explore how this developing field contributes to the theorization, imagination and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures. Applications are due Feb. 1.
Call for Reviewers: 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo
Higher education sustainability stakeholders are encouraged to sign up as conference abstract reviewers for AASHE 2019. The expertise of reviewers will help develop a conference program that includes a variety of high-quality sessions to meet the diverse interests of attendees. Reviewers can expect to examine roughly 25 proposals on topics in their area of expertise. The deadline to sign up is March 8, which is also the deadline for the call for proposals and will not be extended.
Post-Landfill Action Network Campus Visits
Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is seeking partners to host customized events on their campuses. These events can range from a two-hour presentation to a multi-day event. Fees are based on a sliding scale.
UNCF - Kia Motors America Scholarship
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with Kia Motors America to provide up to $3,000 need-based scholarship opportunities for students majoring in sustainability/environmental science. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.
Boulé Foundation Scholarship
The Boulé Foundation, in conjunction with United Negro College Fund, will provide annual, $4,000 merit-based scholarships to new college freshmen of African American descent attending four-year, accredited, non-profit degree granting colleges and universities of their choice. The deadline to apply is March 31.
Campus Social Innovation Accelerator Program
Ashoka U Commons is an online, professional development program for higher education faculty and staff working to advance social innovation education opportunities on their campuses. Over the course of a semester, participants are grouped into small cohorts and supported by a coach as they work to advance a core component of social innovation education, such as creating a new course or mapping student learning journeys. The deadline to apply is Jan. 25.
Call for Input: Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop Inventory
The online inventory form will collect information about existing and past workshops, programs, and/or projects that support incorporating sustainability across the curriculum of higher education institutions. Collected and compiled by individuals of AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, the inventory aims to improve networking, strengthen offerings by the AASHE centers, and document the evolution of the movement.
Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate
The University of Vermont's Continuing and Distance Education program is offering a five-day, on-campus Campus Sustainability Leadership course from June 17-21 focusing on change through transformative and financially sustainable initiatives to help campuses become sustainability models. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their professional network and learn from leaders in the field.
AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off Washington Oregon Sustainability Conference Registration
The Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability within the region's higher education institutions. Conversation, workshops, and networking opportunities will empower participants to advance environmental performance at Washington and Oregon State institutions of higher education. Any person from an AASHE member institution or organization can receive a 30 percent discount on registration through Feb. 27.
Professor Sir David Watson Awards for Community-University Partnerships
Hosted by University of Brighton, these awards have been created in memory of Professor Sir David Watson to honor his leadership in encouraging community-university engagement and recognize the combined efforts of community and university partners towards making a difference to the lives of people in their shared community. Nominations are judged by community-university partnership and mutual benefit, university support, sustainability and impact. Nominations are due March 29.
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Offered through the University of California Santa Cruz, the program selects 20 early-undergraduate scholars to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years. The goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation who can contribute to diversifying, redefining and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water.
Second Nature Signatories Receive 40% Discount on SIMAP
Second Nature has partnered with the University of New Hampshire to support the Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP) by offering Second Nature signatories a 40 percent discount on SIMAP. SIMAP is used for measuring institutional carbon and nitrogen emissions.
2019 Newman Civic Fellowship Nomination Cycle
The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. Nominations are due by Feb. 1.
STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Webinar Series
The STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Series will focus on data accuracy tips for credits that are commonly misinterpreted. Spanning across five webinars, the series aims to teach STARS liaisons and those involved in reporting how to submit a high-quality STARS report in time for the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra data sharing deadlines. Participation on the webinars is free for anyone, although registration is required. Recorded webinars are available for AASHE members only.
AASHE Member Discount: 5% Off NCSE 2019 Conference
AASHE members can receive a 5 percent discount on registration to the 2019 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) conference. The conference will take place Jan. 7-10, in Washington, D.C. The theme is Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience. The offer expires Jan. 10.