Opportunities

Recycling Rates & Organizational Behavior Survey

A research team at the University of Virginia is studying how organizational behavior effects recycling rates. Anyone doing work related to recycling at a higher education institution is invited to participate in this research. Upon completion of the survey, participants have the opportunity to opt in to future communication regarding our results. The first 300 participants will have the option to receive a $10 payment or donate their payment to one of the following non-profits: Natural Resources Defense Council or the Ocean Cleanup.
  • Posted Jun 24, 2019

AASHE 2019 Workshop: Galvanizing Gaia: Catalyzing A Social Incubator for Women Sustainability Leaders and Innovators

This full-day pre-conference workshop will use the methods of social incubators to optimize a connective context for bringing sustainability ideas to life. Participants will leave this workshop with inspiration, tools and next steps on the path to a successful launch or reinvigoration of sustainability projects and initiatives.
  • Posted Jun 21, 2019

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability & Global Engagement in the Curriculum: Call for Proposals

CARES21 (Consortium for Agro-Ecological Research and Education in Sustainability in the 21st Century), an initiative of Widener University, invites proposals for the their 2020 symposium, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Sustainability and Global Engagement in the Curriculum, happening Jan. 8-12, 2020, in Costa Rica. The deadline for abstracts is Oct. 5.
  • Posted Jun 16, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Free Year of Syllabi

AASHE members get a free year of Syllabi as part of the #GreenSyllabusChallenge. Syllabi is a digital, syllabus-based student planner that aggregates all course curriculum and due dates to the calendars of your choice. This discount expires on Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Posted Jun 16, 2019

Climate Emergency Sign-On Letter

In advance of the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23 in New York, networks and institutions are invited to add their support to this letter, which aims to raise concern for the climate emergency. The letter will be shared with key government officials and the media in advance of this summit. Ideally, the president or chancellor of respective institutions will sign on to this letter on behalf of the institution. However, if an institution has already committed to the outlined actions, any faculty or staff member of the institution can sign on to reiterate its pre-existing commitment. The deadline for signing on to this letter is Aug. 1.
  • Posted Jun 16, 2019

AASHE 2019 Workshop: Research for Sustainability: Investigating Mass Timber as Green Alternative

The full-day pre-conference workshop on research for sustainability will evaluate the use of mass timber in the construction industry from a sustainability perspective. This event aims to bring leading scholars and researchers together with architects and engineers to introduce the audience to the latest developments in timber research and to discuss new wood products, processes and concepts and their potential as competitors to concrete or steel. Attendees will also examine the environmental benefits of this renewable material and compare it to conventional construction materials in terms of life cycle environmental impact life cycle cost.
  • Posted Jun 14, 2019

AASHE 2019 Scholarships

Individuals from an AASHE member institution in good standing that are in need of financial assistance to attend the AASHE Conference and Expo can apply for a scholarship between now and June 28. Scholarship recipients will receive up to the cost of a full conference registration (valued at $250 for students and $575 for regular attendees).
  • Posted Jun 10, 2019

AASHE Refocus Workshop: Leading Deeper Change in Higher Education

This leadership development program is designed to enable practitioners to generate deeper organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. Hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago from Aug. 8-9, the workshop aims to highlight a very broad set of topics and disciplines relevant to leading a transformational sustainability program and help attendees apply the material. The deadline to apply is June 29.
  • Posted Jun 10, 2019

Academic Bicycle Challenge

The Academic Bicycle Challenge is for college and university staff, faculty and students to track their cycled miles for a chance to appear on one of eight different leaderboard types. The competition will reveal a global comparison of cycling activities between universities, academic disciplines, self-generated teams and individuals.
  • Posted Jun 3, 2019

GRITS Tool Available to Portfolio Manager Users for Free

In recognition of becoming an Energy Star partner, the Sustainable Endowments Institute has made available a free version of the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) available to users of the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. GRITS is a project-management platform used to calculate, track and share the energy, financial and carbon savings data from sustainability projects.
  • Posted Jun 3, 2019

Making Sustainability Accessible: A Curriculum Development Workshop

The University of Kansas and Johnson County Community College are collaborating on this faculty development curriculum workshop, being held Aug 8-9 at Johnson County Community College. Designed to help faculty from all disciplines make connections to sustainability within their curriculum, this workshop will explore themes of sense of place, community wellness and cooperative problem-solving to make sustainability concepts relatable to students entering any field. The deadline to register is Aug. 5. The University of Kansas and Johnson County Community College are regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Jun 3, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Discount on Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount off 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 30, 2019

Leading Deeper Change in Higher Education Workshop

During this 1.5-day workshop, participants will be introduced to Refocus: a leadership development program designed to enable practitioners to generate deep organizational change and establish sustainability as a strategic priority. The workshop aims to prepare participants to lead a transformational sustainability program.

World Environment Day Mask Challenge

From May 24 through World Environment Day (June 5), the United Nations Environment Program is asking people to commit to action that supports clean air, such as biking to work or school, using public transit or choosing non-toxic paints and furnishings. Challenge participants are encouraged to post their actions to social media in order to raise awareness for clean air.
  • Posted May 27, 2019

Call for Submissions: Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown

In partnership with Project Drawdown, Pennsylvania State University will hold the first international conference on climate solutions, based on the book Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. The three-day conference, happening Sept. 16-18, will provide opportunities to learn about and discuss the science underlying Project Drawdown’s portfolio of 100 solutions to reverse global warming. Conference organizers invite abstract submissions for research poster presentations and artwork/demonstrations. A selection of poster presenters will be asked to participate as panelists, discussants or lightning talk presenters. The final deadline for abstract submissions is Aug. 15.
  • Posted May 27, 2019

Early Bird Registration Ends Soon: 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo

Early bird registration prices increase after May 31. This year's programming offers two new deep dive sessions designed to meet the demand for higher level content. Also, workshops have been announced and are available for registration.
  • Posted May 24, 2019

Build Sustainability and the 17 SDGs Into Your Course

To be held at Fleming College on June 14, this workshop will guide participants through building a Sustainable Development Goal module, seminar activity, assignment, case, etc. into their courses. Facilitators will review the UNESCO model for sustainability and the 17 SDGs and will share examples of how sustainability has been incorporated into courses at Fleming. The deadline to register is June 5. Fleming College is a regional AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted May 24, 2019

2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Workshop Schedule

The full schedule of pre-conference (Sunday, Oct. 27) and post-conference (Wednesday, Oct. 30) workshops is now available and includes half-day and full-day learning sessions. These workshops are not included in the full-conference registration price and are offered for a separate fee.
  • Posted May 20, 2019

AASHE Member-to-Member Discount Program

Any AASHE-member business or organization may promote a discount for their products or services to AASHE members through the member-to-member discount program. Discounts are published to the Bulletin once every two months until the discount expires, and published in the Campus Sustainability Hub.
  • Posted May 17, 2019

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.
  • Posted May 17, 2019

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

Designed for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines, this workshop aims to give attendees the tools to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. This event will take place June 12 - 14 at North Hennepin Community College. Registration closes June 3.
  • Posted May 13, 2019

Call for Student Abstracts: HBCU Climate Change Conference

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, in collaboration with Texas Southern University, invites student abstracts for oral and poster presentations for its seventh annual HBCU Climate Change Conference, happening Nov. 13 - 16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics. Proposals are due June 1.
  • Posted May 13, 2019

Campus Compact National Conference: Call for Proposals

Campus Compact invites proposals for Campus Compact's national conference, the Compact20, happening March 29 - April 1, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. Proposals should explore and connect to the conference theme – The Promise of Full Participation: Democracy, Opportunity, Voice. Proposals are welcomed that represent work undertaken through public, private, two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities, along with organizations outside of higher education, including community-based partners. All sessions should be interactive, contribute to equity and inclusion goals, and represent a multiplicity of perspectives. Proposals are due June 30.
  • Posted May 13, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Discount on Tayst Coffee

Tayst Coffee, a distributor of compostable coffee k-cups, is offering AASHE members a lifetime 10 percent discount on all orders.
  • Posted May 6, 2019

SRI Conference Student Scholarship

This scholarship is coordinated by a group of First Affirmative Financial Network emerita and longtime affiliates to bring young people to The SRI Conference, being held Nov. 11-15 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The deadline to apply is July 8. Winners will be announced in late September.
  • Posted May 6, 2019

AASHE Awards Judge Recruitment

AASHE is recruiting a jury of higher education sustainability leaders for the 2019 AASHE Sustainability Awards. Judges will review case studies and research related to higher education sustainability. Judging will occur over an eight-week period between June and July.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2019

Build Sustainability and the 17 SDGs Into Your Course

To be held at Fleming College on June 14, this workshop will guide participants through building a Sustainable Development Goal module, seminar activity, assignment, case, etc. into their courses. Facilitators will review the UNESCO model for sustainability and the 17 SDGs and will share examples of how sustainability has been incorporated into courses at Fleming. The deadline to register is June 5. Fleming College is a regional AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2019

Call for Earth Day Photographs

To celebrate Earth Day, AASHE invites campuses to submit photographs from Earth Day festivities and activities to the Campus Sustainability Hub for a chance to be featured in an Earth Day blog post. Photo submissions are accepted year-round, however photos submitted before April 30 and containing an “Earth Day” tag will be considered.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off 2019 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount off registration to the 2019 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) Summit, happening May 20-22, in Portland, Oregon.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2019

Call for Applications: Future Organic Farmer Education Grant

The California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation is now accepting applications for educational grant funding from students currently enrolled in the U.S. who are pursuing a career in organic agricultural production. Applications must be submitted by May 6.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2019

PLAN's Atlas Program

Post-Landfill Action Network's (PLAN) Atlas program is an assessment framework to support universities and colleges in creating zero waste strategic plans. Using a two-step approach, PLAN will work with campuses to assess infrastructure, policy and communication gaps, and provide baseline data on current waste management operations. The outcome of participating in the program is a Zero Waste Plan with a focus on infrastructure, policy, education and outreach that includes short term, mid-term and long-term initiatives.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2019

The Green Scholars Program

The Green Scholars Program offers opportunities for students who represent disadvantaged, low-income and underrepresented backgrounds to receive partial and full scholarships to participate in The Green Program's international opportunities.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Discount on Climate Change & Health Certificate

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount off 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 Apr 22, 2019

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This online workshop, happening from May 27 - June 30, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse sustainability (ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline by identifying areas of sustainability intersection. Effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems will be explored. Registration is open through May 1. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2019

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions

Each year, AASHE bestows its awards on institutions and individuals who demonstrate a commitment to higher education sustainability. The award categories collectively recognize sustainability achievements and individuals conducting research on campus sustainability. Additionally, one award recognizes an individual for advancing sustainability in higher education over their lifetime. Submissions and nominations are due on May 10.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2019

Grand Challenges Institute: Water

Grand Challenges Institute: Water, hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi from May 13-15, is three days of intensive trans-disciplinary professional development around course and educational project (re)design focusing on water in the wider contexts of lived practice, community engagement, indigenous knowledge, sustainability, food sovereignty and climate change. The deadline to register is May 1. The University of Hawai'i is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 15, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The curriculum workshop, happening at UTRGV from May 16-17, is an interdisciplinary experience that aims to help faculty incorporate sustainability concepts, problems or solutions into new or existing courses. Participants will discover new ways of aligning personal values to theoretical course content, and connecting these to the real world sustainable development goals. The deadline to register is May 3. UTRGV is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Apr 15, 2019

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference Scholarships

NAAEE invites eligible faculty and/or administrators to apply for a scholarship to the annual NAAEE Research Symposium and Conference, happening Oct. 15-19 in Lexington, Kentucky. The scholarship provides up to $500 toward the conference and Accreditation workshop registration fee. The deadline to apply is June 17.
  • Posted Apr 15, 2019

Request for Proposals: NextGen 2019 Grant

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation is currently seeking proposals for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming, whether through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement or otherwise. The foundation intends to award one $100,000 grant to the organization with the best proposal, to fund work during the 2020 calendar year. The deadline to submit a request for proposal is July 12.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2019

Georgia Drawdown Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Georgia Drawdown Project seeks two recent Ph.D.s to to participate in research and to collaborate with principal investigators and faculty from Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Georgia and Emory University, which comprise the core partners of the Georgia Climate Project. The team will deliver an assessment that identifies a set of 10-12 promising climate mitigation solutions for Georgia.
  • Posted Apr 10, 2019

2019 Green Sports Alliance Summit Discount

The Green Sports Alliance Summit, taking place from June 19-20 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, aims to convene stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain, and engaging fans. This year’s theme is Playing for the Next Generation. Receive a $75 discount by using code AASHE.
  • Posted Apr 10, 2019

Change the Pallet Sign-On Letter

Change the Pallet, AASHE and ICLEI invite individuals to sign onto a letter asking suppliers to consider shipping to college and university campuses on lightweight, recyclable, corrugated cardboard pallets instead of wood or plastic, in an effort to reduce transport emissions.
  • Posted Apr 10, 2019

Environmental Leadership Program National Fellowship

The Environmental Leadership Program is accepting applications for its 2019 National Fellowship Program, which offers leadership and skills training, national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through immersive retreats, the curriculum is designed to help emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. The application deadline is July 15.
  • Posted Apr 8, 2019

SIILK Network Mentorship Program

The Sustainable and Impact Investing Learning and Knowledge (SIILK) Network mentorship program aims to engage students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including students of color and low-income students, with a goal of creating a more diverse pipeline of finance professionals with a solid grasp on sustainable investing. Coordinated by the Intentional Endowments Institute, the Sustainable and Impact Investing Learning and Knowledge Network brings together students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and financial professionals to provide real-world experience in sustainable investing and build professional networks.
  • Posted Apr 8, 2019

Early Bird Registration Open: 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo

The 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo, themed Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy, in Spokane, Washington, from October 27-30, will examine the root cause for the continued rise in carbon emissions: our dysfunctional economic system. The agenda features deep dives for select topics, curated tracks, keynote speakers, topical sessions and experiential learning opportunities. Register before May 31 to take advantage of early bird rates.
  • Posted Apr 8, 2019

Online Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop

This online workshop, happening from May 27 - June 30, is designed for higher education instructors wishing to infuse sustainability (ecological stability, social equity, and economic vitality) into their curriculum regardless of the discipline by identifying areas of sustainability intersection. Effective assessment of critical thinking skills, collaboration, creativity, and the ability to analyze, discuss and create solutions to real-world sustainability problems will be explored. Moraine Valley Community College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. Registration is open through May 1.
  • Posted Apr 8, 2019

AASHE Awards Judge Recruitment

AASHE is seeking judges to help evaluate submissions for the 2019 AASHE Sustainability Awards. Judging will occur over an eight-week period between June and July. Sign up by May 17.
  • Posted Apr 8, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop: Partnerships for High Impact Learning

This workshop will introduce best practices for integrating sustainability across the curriculum, from designing a sustainability-focused assignment or course to strategizing curriculum-wide sustainability learning goals. This year’s event, taking place at Central College from May 23-24, will give specific focus to developing and maintaining community partnerships that connect classroom learning to real-world sustainability initiatives. Central College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. The deadline to register for this workshop is May 1.
  • Posted Apr 8, 2019

Harvard Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Informational Sessions

The informational sessions will discuss the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program by providing an overview of the course frameworks, which center around organizational design to optimize and accelerate impact for sustainability and innovation. The Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program is being offered Oct. 21 - 25, 2019. Information sessions are planned for April 17, May 16, and June 10.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2019

Second Nature Policy Updates

Second Nature is working with partners to bring together advocacy opportunities that will accelerate science informed solutions, break down blockages for campus climate goals and clear the pathway for climate action success. This sign-up form provides the opportunity to receive periodic updates from Second Nature regarding policy issues.
  • Posted Apr 1, 2019