Opportunities

Call for Applications: NASPA Sustainability Knowledge Community Leadership Team

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is seeking applications to join the Sustainability Knowledge Community Leadership Team. The Sustainability Knowledge Community is an international organization of student affairs scholars and practitioners charged with the advancement of environmental justice education on college campuses.

Sustainable Retirements Survey

The Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) is conducting a survey about sustainable investing options in employee retirement plans. Information from respondents will inform a new initiative designed to make it easier for institutions to offer sustainable and ESG fund options in retirement plans. Respondents will be eligible for discounts to IEN and Second Nature's annual summit in February in Atlanta.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2019

Seeking Examples of Behavior Change Approaches

The U.N Environment Program and Behavioral Insights Team are seeking examples of approaches taken to encourage sustainable behavior on higher education campuses. These examples will be used to inform a new piece of research being developed to support behavior change in higher education institutions. The deadline to contribute is Dec. 10.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2019

Call for Abstracts: Teaching the Literature of Climate Change

Scholars are invited to submit a 250 to 500-word abstract outlining their approach to teaching the literature of climate change and its utility for students and instructors. The deadline for abstracts is Jan. 15.
  • Posted Dec 2, 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.
  • Posted Dec 2, 2019

2020 Keeling Curve Prize

The 2020 Keeling Curve Prize competition will award $25,000 to each of 10 projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase their uptake. Prizes will be awarded to two projects in each of the following five categories: transport and mobility; social and cultural pathways; energy; finance; and capture and utilization. The application deadline is Feb. 10 or when 300 applications are received – whichever comes first.
  • Posted Nov 25, 2019

Call for Proposals: This Way to Sustainability Conference 2020

The planning committee of the This Way to Sustainability conference invite presentation proposals for this year's conference, happening March 26-27, at California State University, Chico. The theme is Resiliency in a Changing World. This Way to Sustainability is a student-run conference focused on challenges, ideas, solutions and resiliency for a more sustainable future. Presentation proposals are due by Nov. 30.
  • Posted Nov 25, 2019

Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) 2020

The Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening March 2-3, 2020, at the University of Oregon is organized around the theme Root Causes and Positive Actions, which aims to focus on the underlying causes to sustainability challenges and positive actions to address them while simultaneously intersecting with diversity, equity and inclusion. Anyone in the AASHE network is eligible to receive a 30 percent discount on registration.
  • Posted Nov 18, 2019

Call for Papers: 'Interdisciplinary Sustainability Curricula in Higher Education'

A special issue of Sustainability aims to explore and develop the common priorities of the design and nature of undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability-related areas. Particularly encouraged are articles that introduce and assess innovation in novel pedagogies, and curricular and course design; articles that consider transdisciplinary synthesis of ideas and practice within the context of sustainability competencies; and articles that address challenges in implementation such as institutional/structural and economic barriers.

APA-SCD Excellence in Sustainability Awards

The Awards for Excellence in Sustainability is an annual program by the American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division (APA-SCD) that honors projects, plans, policies, individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting sustainable communities. The deadline to nominate is Jan. 18.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2019

SIILK Network Mentorship Program

The Sustainable and Impact Investing Learning and Knowledge (SIILK) mentorship program pairs students with diverse backgrounds and experiences with experts from the sustainable investing industry to provide real-world experience in sustainable investing and build their professional networks. The goal of the mentorship program is to create a more diverse pipeline of finance professionals with a solid grasp on sustainable investing.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2019

2020 Best of Green Schools Awards

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC, in partnership with Green Schools National Network, invites nominations for the Best of Green Schools 2020 awards. The Best of Green Schools celebrates significant strides toward creating more sustainable schools. Winners will be announced and awarded in 10 categories, including one for higher education institutions or faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the K–12 green schools movement, at the 2020 Green Schools Conference and Expo, to be held March 2–4, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. All submissions are due on Nov. 18.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2019

2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellows Nominations

Campus Compact is seeking community-committed students from member institutions for the next cohort of Nemwan Civic Fellows. 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 will be accepted through Feb. 3.
  • Posted Nov 11, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Free Subscription to Green Building & Design Bimonthly Magazine

AASHE members are eligible to receive a free subscription ($60 value) to gb&d’s bimonthly magazine. Green Building & Design is a trade magazine that connects and inspires green building professionals by partnering with those at the forefront of sustainable design, development, planning and policy. This offer expires on Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 11, 2019

Global Survey on Sustainability Publishing & Research in Higher Education

The European School of Sustainability Science and Research and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Program have released this survey that aims to understand the breadth and sources of research and publications on sustainability in higher education. The deadline to participate is Nov. 15.
  • Posted Nov 11, 2019

Campus 2030 Challenge

University professors, researchers and students are encouraged to submit proposals that articulate the college campus of 2030, having achieved the 17 SDGs. Project ideas should take into account the social, environmental and economic dimensions of the 2030 agenda and should include at least three of the 17 Goals. The deadline to submit a five-slide presentation that explains the idea is Feb. 16.
  • Posted Nov 5, 2019

Sustainability Survey From University of Southern Mississippi Researcher

The questionnaire is designed to obtain a more in-depth look into the political setting and identification of sustainability within universities. This survey gathers data from sustainability leaders from public and private four-year U.S. universities that have an identifiable entity that includes the word sustainability, or a similar variant of the term, in their name.
  • Posted Nov 4, 2019

COP 25 Attendance Interest Form

A contingent from Second Nature is attending the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid, Spain, happening Dec. 2-13, 2019. Second Nature will connect those who fill out the interest form with networking opportunities, events and other opportunities.
  • Posted Nov 4, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Free Customization on Solar-Powered Charging Stations

AASHE members can receive free customization in their university/college color and logo when ordering three or more SuperCharge35 or larger models of solar-powered charging stations from SolarSynthesis. The discount expired Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 4, 2019

Energy to Lead Competition 2020

Any higher education institution in New York State that is a REV Campus Challenge member is eligible to participate in the Energy to Lead Competition 2020. The competition will award up to $5 million, ranging from $500,000 and $1.5 million per award. Winning proposals will highlight cost-effective, deep and impactful energy savings projects leading to decarbonization. Proposals should also integrate student engagement and share best practices with other campuses. The deadline to submit a proposal is Feb. 20.
  • Posted Oct 18, 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. 31.
  • Posted Oct 18, 2019

AASHE Webinars: Call for Proposals

Proposals for AASHE webinars in 2020 are being accepted through Nov. 8. Proposals can be suitable for any level and on any topic relevant to AASHE’s diverse membership. AASHE staff will provide guidance on how to prepare presentation slides, training on the webinar platform, and will share best practices for presenting a webinar.
  • Posted Oct 18, 2019

Call for Applications: AASHE Governance

AASHE seeks interested candidates to serve on its Board of Directors, Advisory Council and STARS Steering Committee that will help inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation. These groups bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify the opportunities and help solve the challenges facing sustainability in higher education. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 6.
  • Posted Oct 18, 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.
  • Posted Oct 18, 2019

Wege Prize 2020 Call for Team Applications

Wege Prize is an annual competition that aims to ignite game-changing solutions for the future by inspiring college/university students around the world to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work. Participants contend for over $30,000 (USD) in total cash prizes. The Wege Prize is organized by Kendall College of Art and Design’s Wege Center for Sustainable Design with support from the Wege Foundation. The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 10.
  • Posted Oct 17, 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 Oct 14, 2019

ACUI Excellence in Innovations in Sustainability Award

The Excellence in Innovations in Sustainability award recognizes campuses that solve environmental challenges through innovative and sustainable practices or creative partnerships. The award is designed to encourage and reward a campus on the leading edge of facilities trends through its production and application of sustainability outcomes. The application deadline is Dec. 6.
  • Posted Oct 14, 2019

2019 Campus RainWorks Challenge

The Campus RainWorks Challenge seeks to engage undergraduate and graduate students to foster a dialogue about responsible stormwater management and showcase the environmental, economic and social benefits of green infrastructure practices. Student teams will design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus that effectively manages stormwater pollution while benefiting the campus community and the environment. Registration is open until Oct. 15, and participating teams must submit completed entries by Dec. 17.

RCE Awards 2019

The Global RCE Service Center at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability invites nominations for the 8th annual RCE (Regional Center of Excellence) Awards. RCEs are encouraged to nominate one or more of their education for sustainable development (ESD) projects for the award. ESD projects should illustrate how RCEs address local sustainable development challenges, and therefore provide an example of how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be implemented at the local level through quality education. Nominations are due by Oct. 31.
  • Posted Oct 7, 2019

Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics

The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont invites submissions for the inaugural Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics, which celebrates outstanding writing on the environmental limits of our planet. Named after scholar Eric Zencey (1954-2019), the prize will recognize the best current affairs book or long-form journalism that addresses real-world environmental challenges using the principles of ecological economics, a field that explores the relationships between economics and Earth’s limited natural resources. The submission deadline is Jan. 6.
  • Posted Oct 7, 2019

Call for Submissions: Special Climate Change Issue: 'Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics'

The Department of Health Sciences at California State University, East Bay invites submissions for a special issue of the "Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics" on the legal and ethical issues facing healthcare and public health systems as they wrestle with the challenges of climate change. The issue will be published in December 2020. Abstracts are due Nov. 30.
  • Posted Oct 7, 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 Oct 4, 2019

Clinton Global Initiative University Call for Applications

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to taking action in their community to address a pressing challenge. Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: high-touch mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events, including an invitation to the annual meeting from April 17-19 at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. Applications to join the class of 2020 must be received on or by Nov. 4.
  • Posted Oct 1, 2019

Call for Proposals: FIE 2020 Student Global Leadership Conference

The Foundation for International Education invites conference proposals for its annual Student Global Leadership Conference, happening April 3-5, 2020 in London. The theme will be Leadership for Change in an Uncertain World. The deadline to submit a proposal is Dec. 6.
  • Posted Oct 1, 2019

Recyclemania 2020 Registration

Colleges and universities can sign up to participate in the 2020 competition, which is a platform for colleges and universities to have a friendly waste reduction competition over an eight-week period in the spring. Institutions will report recycling and trash amounts each week and are ranked in various categories.
  • Posted Sep 23, 2019

Call for Applications for Student Nurse Committee: Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is seeking applications for its new nursing student committee. The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is a national nursing organization focused on promoting healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy. As members of the committee, student nurses will be taught leadership skills and will connect and collaborate with fellow students and nursing leaders from across the country. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.
  • Posted Sep 23, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Subsidized Sustainability Consulting

The Chrisner Group LLC is offering qualified AASHE member institutions the opportunity to obtain subsidized support for the institution’s ongoing sustainability performance measurement through its Subsidized On-Call Sustainability Strategy Program.
  • Posted Sep 23, 2019

AASHE Member Discount: Free Customization on Solar-Powered Charging Stations

AASHE members can receive free customization in their university/college color and logo when ordering three or more SuperCharge35 or larger model of solar-powered charging stations from SolarSynthesis. The discount expired Dec. 31.
  • Posted Sep 18, 2019

Racialized Students Caucus, Digital Storytelling Workshop

The three-day workshop, offered by Meal Exchange, taking place on Nov. 22-24 at the University of Guelph, aims to bring together racialized students with lived experience of food insecurity to build skills in video making and gain knowledge of artistic methods for community dialogue, policy action, and challenging dominant narratives. All costs of the workshop (registration, travel, accommodations and food) will be covered. Students from all campuses across Canada are welcome to apply to attend.
  • Posted Sep 16, 2019

Campus Farmer Summit Request for Proposals

The Martin Institute at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, will host the New England Campus Farmer Summit on Feb. 22, 2020. The summit program will focus on the theme of nourishment. Organizers are accepting proposals from campus farmers, students and representatives. Proposals are due Oct. 25.
  • Posted Sep 16, 2019

Global Climate Change Week

Global Climate Change Week, scheduled for Oct. 14-20, aims to encourage academic communities to engage with each other, their communities and policy-makers on climate change action and solutions. During the Global Climate Change Week, teaching staff coordinate their teaching to be on an aspect of climate change. They also organize various other activities focused on awareness, behavior change and political transformation in relation to climate policy.
  • Posted Sep 16, 2019

AASHE 2019 Workshop: Lots of Watts: Building an Energy Cohort to Buy Big Renewables

During this pre-conference, half-day workshop, participants will examine large-scale renewable energy aggregation at MIT, Lehigh University and Swarthmore College. Attendees will learn best practices for pursuing aggregated renewable energy power purchase agreements by understanding the economic, risk-management, reputational and academic benefits. Participants will work in small groups to conduct exercises that will help prepare them for a renewable energy buyers cohort.
  • Posted Sep 16, 2019

2019 Campus Sustainability Month

Campus Sustainability Month (CSM) is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education in the month of October. The goal of CSM is to raise the visibility of campus sustainability and provide advocates with a platform through which to deepen campus engagement. AASHE has partnered with Bullfrog Films to offer a movie screening of one of four movies at a discounted rate of $85. Additionally, a 15 percent discount is available for educational copies of any of the movies.
  • Posted Sep 16, 2019

Student Opportunities at Life Cycle Assessment Conference

The upcoming The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) conference, LCA XIX, being held from Sept. 23-26 in Tucson, Arizona, has several student-focused opportunities. Students can apply to volunteer, attend the student-focused events at no charge, and/or attend the pre-conference workshops for 50 percent off.
  • Posted Sep 16, 2019

Call to Educators: Take Action for Climate Justice on September 20

Don't Teach, Strike! invites educators to sign a letter endorsing and participating in the global climate strike on Sept. 20, in solidarity with students across the globe. This petition and call to action is presented by Educators' Global Climate Strike.
  • Posted Sep 10, 2019

Investments & Climate Survey by Columbia Law School

This global survey from Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School seeks to understand how institutional investors and board directors incorporate climate-related issues in their investment decision-making and their oversight responsibilities, respectively.
  • Posted Sep 9, 2019

2019 GameDay Recycling Challenge

Presented through a partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, RecycleMania Inc., the College & University Recycling Coalition, and EPA’s WasteWise program, the GameDay Challenge seeks to reduce trash generated inside and outside stadiums during home football games. During the competition, participating schools track and report how much recyclable and organic materials they collect, donate, reduce and recycle.

An Interactive Summit: BE.Hive on Campus: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change

Rare and Dickinson College are hosting BE.Hive on Campus: Climate Change Needs Behavior Change to explore how campus communities can be at the forefront of promoting sustainable behaviors and curbing the climate crisis. Held at Dickinson College on Oct. 5, participants will learn about the latest academic insights from behavior science, hear from leading environmentalists, artists, storytellers and explorers, and identify some of the greatest opportunities for shifting human behavior to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Posted Sep 9, 2019

AASHE 2019 Workshop: Defining the Finish Line: What a Circular Economy for Universities Should Look Like

Using the 17 SDGs as a framework, this pre-conference, half-day workshop will explore trends in the built environment and engage the audience in a collective impact discussion of these trends for the purpose of defining a roadmap for the circular economy. Using the roadmap, participants will learn how to set specific objectives, goals and targets to reach the finish line.
  • Posted Sep 9, 2019

SDGs Design International Awards 2019

These awards invite students from all over the world to use their design skills to create new, bold and innovative solutions. Designs can be submitted for SDG 13 (designs to counter damage caused by natural disasters), SDG 14 (designs to protect the ocean's abundance and beauty), or SDG 10 (designs for human coexistence beyond nationality, ethnicity, or age). Any genre of design is accepted, with students from any university, vocational school or graduate school eligible to apply. The grand prize to be awarded is $2,800 (300,000 Japanese yen). The initial review period closes on Oct. 31.
  • Posted Aug 30, 2019