Investor Racial Equity Pledge
The 2020 Belonging Pledge is a commitment that recognizes that racial equity belongs throughout the investment process, and ultimately, in how decisions are made about capital deployment.
Climate Center Consultant RFP
The Department of Health Sciences at California State University East Bay is seeking a consultant to support the development of its application for the Center on Climate Change, Health and Sustainable Futures. The consultant will provide the dedicated support to the faculty and will support an inter-department collaborative process to develop the strategic plan and Academic Senate application. Bids are due July 13.
Healthcare Goes Green Web Series
The four-part discussion-based Healthcare Goes Green web series explores the connection between healthcare, sustainability and equity. Participants will learn from practitioners that have successfully integrated sustainability into their own job responsibilities and into their professional organizations. The series will provide contextual knowledge about how climate change impacts health, especially within vulnerable communities, and will look at how energy conservation and green infrastructure contributes to environmentally-friendly healthcare.
Build, Unlearn, Decolonize Cooperative Education
CoFED is accepting applications for the Build, Unlearn, Decolonize (BUD) learning series, which is a five-week virtual education intensive designed for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and Pacific Islander youth who are working in cooperatives and collectives to grow community health and wealth through food and land. The deadline to apply is July 7.
Assessing the Status and Needs of Evaluation in Environmental Education
Researchers at Virginia Tech and Clemson University, in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA), are conducting a research study to better understand the status of program evaluation in environmental education and where opportunities might exist to develop helpful resources, training and other support. The survey is intended broadly for people who teach or manage environmental education programs.
Call for Applications: Bicycle Friendly University
The Bicycle Friendly University program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. The program evaluates universities’ efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement, and evaluation/planning. The deadline to apply is Oct. 20.
Civic Innovation Challenge
The Civic Innovation Challenge is a national research and action competition where teams will compete for awards of up to $1 million on ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects that have the potential for scalable, sustainable and transferable impact on community-identified priorities. The Civic Innovation Challenge comprises two tracks–communities and mobility, and resilience to natural disasters. Planning grant applications are due on July 1. The Civic Innovation Challenge is launched and managed by the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Call for Papers: Sustainability: The Journal of Record Special Issue on Climate Change
Sustainability: The Journal of Record is seeking contributions for a special issue focusing on climate change through the lens of sustainability science. Empirical and theoretical papers, essays and a series of case reports in line with Sustainable Development Goal #13–take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts–are encouraged.
Call for Submissions: 'Sustainability in Libraries'
"Sustainability in Libraries" aims to offer insights into the important developments on how librarians provide leadership and how libraries serve as models for sustainable practices. The editors are seeking articles from a variety of perspectives on topics related to sustainability—including crisis preparation, response, and recovery—within the library profession. The chapter summary proposal deadline is June 15.
Campus Compact Impact Awards
The Campus Compact Impact Awards recognize individuals and institutions for their achievement in advancing the public purposes of higher education. Applications are due Sept. 15.
Call for Applications: Future Organic Farmer Education Grant
The California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation is now accepting applications for educational grant funding from vocational and higher education students currently enrolled in the U.S. who are pursuing a career in organic agricultural production. Applications are due June 1.
Call for Applications: New England Farm & Sea to Campus Steering Committee
Farm to Institution New England is looking for up to six individuals to join the New England Farm and Sea to Campus Network Steering Committee. The Farm and Sea to Campus Network is a community of higher education and food systems stakeholders who connect, share and collaborate to develop transparent regional supply chains and educate campus communities about regional food systems. Applications are due by June 8.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Advocacy Training Program
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is offering a 15-week Climate Advocacy Training Program for anyone interested in learning and applying CCL’s methods for climate action. No application or prerequisites are necessary to join and there is no cost. The program commitment is about two hours a week and can easily be done alongside a full-time job or internship.
Graduation Pledge for Social & Environmental Sustainability
Fair Trade Campaigns and the Graduation Pledge Alliance invite college graduates to advance social and environmental sustainability by signing the Graduation Pledge for Social and Environmental Sustainability. Signatories of the Graduation Pledge will be connected with resources to find careers in sustainability and resources to continue learning about sustainable lifestyles.
My Green Lab Ambassador Program
The My Green Lab Ambassador Program is designed for scientists and laboratory professionals who seek to implement sustainable lab operations. This free, online learning program will provide participants with an introduction to lab sustainability and ideas for how sustainable actions can be implemented.
Call for Proposals: Faculty Personal Sustainability & Communication
Submissions are encouraged that focus on faculty personal sustainability practices, including how faculty communication of these practices inform their university-related teaching, research, service and their other sustainability roles in society. Proposals related to the 17 U.N. SDGs, which include climate action, promoting good health and well-being (including pandemic prevention/control), ending poverty, and other sustainability challenges, are especially encouraged. Proposals are due by July 1.
Sustainability Culture Survey
A doctoral candidate at the Florida Institute of Technology is conducting a research study on strategic organizational sustainability. The study is an organizational culture questionnaire gauging the level of perceived integration of triple bottom line (economic, social, and environmental) sustainability practices within organizations. All answers will be kept confidential and only people involved in this study will have access to the material.
UN SDG Action Awards
The U.N. SDG Action Awards aim to highlight projects that scale up, broaden and sustain the global movement of action for the Sustainable Development Goals. Applications are due by May 25.
Soliciting Feedback on Recommendations for Improving Commuting Data Collection
Second Nature and the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute have co-facilitated a working group of sustainability professionals representing ten different higher education institutions. The purpose of the group is to improve data collection and reporting related to commuting impacts in higher education, identify opportunities for standardization across inventory tools (SIMAP) and reporting platforms (e.g., Second Nature, AASHE STARS), and to ultimately improve the comparability and accuracy of greenhouse gas inventories. The working group has produced recommendations and tools and is seeking feedback.
AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Submissions
Applications and nominations for a 2020 AASHE Sustainability Award are due May 15. There will be 11 award winners selected from across four categories recognizing individuals and initiatives that are advancing sustainability in higher education. The suite of prizes includes a complimentary pass to AASHE's annual conference.
COV-AID Student Engagement Award
The COV-AID (Communities of Virtual Alliance & Inter-Dependence) Student Engagement Award is a pilot grant program to respond to the unfolding global pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. The award will publicly recognize and support undergraduate students who are currently engaged in their local communities in ways that contribute to more equal and more inclusive societies. There will be 10 awardees selected to receive $2,500 each. Applications are due June 1.
AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Submissions
Applications and nominations for a 2020 AASHE Sustainability Award are due May 15. There will be 11 award winners selected from across four categories recognizing individuals and initiatives that are advancing sustainability in higher education. Winners receive a complimentary pass to AASHE's annual conference, a plaque from Rivanna Natural Designs, and an opportunity to present a session at the 2020 conference and a 2021 webinar.
Call for Nominations: Ideas Worth Teaching Awards
An initiative of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, the Ideas Worth Teaching Awards highlight teaching that prepares students with the content, skills and mindset to respond to the complexity and rapidly changing issues embedded in our economic and social systems. This year’s awards will focus on individual courses and recognize educators creating movement and change in business education. The deadline to nominate a course is May 8.
Interactive Online Poetry Project Honoring Earth Day
Earth Stanzas is an interactive poetry project in honor of Earth Day to which anyone can contribute. Hosted by The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminar and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, Earth Stanzas draws on the inspiration of eight poets who engage the beauty, depth and interconnectedness of the Earth.
Earth Day at 50: Teach-Outs
To honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the University of Michigan has organized a Teach-Out, an intergenerational and interdisciplinary conversation about what sustainability means across different sectors, disciplines and lived experiences. Participants will explore themes related to global sustainability efforts, climate change and environmental justice. The Teach-Out is available for free from April 6-30.
NWF EcoLeaders Equity & Justice Graduate Student Research Fellowship
The NWF EcoLeaders Equity and Justice Fellow will support the growth and development of EcoLeaders and EcoCareers programs based on research of best practices in the field, stakeholder engagement, and the development of a proposal for strategies moving forward. Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend. The fellowship begins in May and lasts for about 4-6 months. The deadline to submit is April 20.
Rachel Carson Council Fellowship Program
The Rachel Carson Council Fellowship program trains fellows to do environmental organizing and advocacy work on their campus and in their community while gaining important grassroots organizing skills. The fellowship is for the 2020-21 academic year and offers a $2,000 stipend. Applications are due May 1.
Call for Submissions: 'Sustainability' Journal
Submissions are invited for a special issue in the journal Sustainability called “Environmental Justice and Sustainability”. The special issue aims to examine how sustainability strategies intersect with or obscure racial inequalities, social hierarchies, environmental rights, housing segregation, and spaces of advantage and disadvantage.
Call for Applications/Nominations: EE 30 Under 30
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) invites applications and nominations for the EE 30 Under 30. People recognized with this honor use environmental education to address social and environmental issues. All winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2020 NAAEE Annual International Conference in Tucson, Arizona, from Oct. 14-17, 2020.