Opportunities

Request for Comment: STARS 3.0: Transportation

The public comment period for the Transportation section of STARS 3.0 is open through Oct. 31. STARS staff particularly welcome feedback from transportation managers, STARS liaisons and other stakeholders with an interest in sustainable transportation in higher education.
  • Posted Oct 19, 2021

Wege Prize 2022

Wege Prize is an annual competition challenging students to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary and cultural boundaries to redesign the way economies work. Participants contend for over $65,000 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 a team application is Nov. 1.
  • Posted Oct 11, 2021

Call for Video Messages From Higher Education Students

Students Organizing for Sustainability International invites students at higher education institutions to submit video messages that provide a critical and solution-focused perspective on how climate education is and should be integrated into the curriculum. The five best videos will be compiled into a 4-5 minute video that will be played for ministers and delegates at U.N. Environment Program and the Times Higher Education Climate Impact Forum on Oct. 28, ahead of COP26.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2021

Complimentary SIMAP Tier 1 Subscription

New or renewing GRITS Unlimited subscribers will get a complimentary subscription to the SIMAP carbon and nitrogen accounting platform through Nov. 1. Current SIMAP users are also welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to expand their access.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2021

Call for Proposals: Design & Implement Virtual Series on Climate Change & Sustainability

The U.S. Department of State's USA Study Abroad team invites U.S. colleges and universities to submit a proposal to conceptualize, design and implement a new virtual seminar series on climate change and environmental sustainability for scholars and alumni of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Proposals are due Oct. 28.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2021

Compact22 Conference Call for Proposals

Campus Compact organizers are accepting proposals for the Compact22 national conference, happening March 29 - 31, 2022. The conference is focused on the role of higher education in building healthy communities and fostering a just and equal democracy. The event's theme is A Better Way Forward: Innovation With Equity at the Center. Proposals are due Oct. 25.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2021

AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

The AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, happening virtually Oct. 12 - 14, will feature about 200 sessions that will be available via on-demand playback through Dec. 31, six keynote sessions, over 20 networking sessions, and eight exhibitors ready to share products, services and best practices to advance your campus sustainability goals. Registration is open through Oct. 14.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2021

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC

AASHE members are eligible to receive 30 percent off registration to the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening March 2 - 4, 2022, at South Seattle College in Seattle, Washington. The discount expires Feb. 28.
  • Posted Oct 5, 2021

Campus Compact's National Webinar Series

Campus Compact’s 2021-2022 national webinar series seeks to examine issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students and their partners in education and community building by covering topics such as safeguarding voting, centering community engagement, equity, justice and movement building, building a more sustainable and democratic future after COVID -19, and re-envisioning community engagement and service, among others.
  • Posted Sep 28, 2021

Campus Race to Zero Waste

Campus Race to Zero Waste, formerly Recyclemania, is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges across the U.S. and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are ranked in various categories.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2021

AASHE Member Discount:10% Off Reusable To-Go Containers

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on Preserve 2 Go reusable to-go containers. This discount expires Dec. 31.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2021

AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

The AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, happening virtually Oct. 12 - 14, will feature about 200 sessions that will be available via on-demand playback through Dec. 31, six keynote sessions, over 20 networking sessions, and eight exhibitors ready to share products, services and best practices to advance your campus sustainability goals. Registration is open through Oct. 14.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2021

Campus Sustainability Month

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. The goal of Campus Sustainability Month is to raise the visibility of campus sustainability and provide advocates with a platform through which to broaden campus sustainability engagement. AASHE offers tools, tips and ideas, including a promotional toolkit, to assist in engaging the campus community.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2021

AASHE Governance Call for Applications

AASHE seeks candidates to serve on its Board of Directors, Advisory Council and STARS Steering Committee that can lend their time, talent and expertise. Particularly welcomed are applications from people of color. To learn more about these governance opportunities, sign up for the informational session happening on Sept. 30 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Interested candidates need to apply by Oct. 22.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2021

AASHE Workshop: Just Sustainability: Curious Conversations About Equity and Sustainability

Just Sustainability: Curious Conversations is a three-hour workshop on Nov. 11 that will examine how to better integrate equity and social justice into sustainability. Topics covered include building empowering relationships with communities, learning from marginalized folks in non-exploitative ways, and overcoming the cultural biases embedded within the conventions of higher education. The registration deadline is Nov. 11 at noon Eastern.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2021

Social & Environmental Justice Student Recycling Scholarships

Students with a passion for social and environmental justice principles and an interest in the recycling industry are encouraged to apply for a 2021 Murray J. Fox Scholarship of $2,000. Approximately three scholarships will be awarded. Funds are provided to assist with education expenses, along with membership in the National Recycling Coalition, plus admission to the National Recycling Congress, happening virtually from Nov. 3-4. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 1.
  • Posted Sep 21, 2021

Solve Climate by 2030 Teach-In Info Sessions

On Sept. 30, Bard College will host four informational sessions for faculty and teaching staff to learn more about the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate Justice, happening on March 30, 2022.
  • Posted Sep 21, 2021

Sign On Opportunity: Race to Zero for Universities & Colleges

The Race to Zero is a U.N.-backed global campaign rallying educational institutions and others to take immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030. All members are committed to the same overarching goal–reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets. To date, over 700 universities and colleges have signed on.
  • Posted Sep 21, 2021

Public Comment Period for STARS 3.0: Transportation

As part of the development process for version 3.0 of AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), public comment on the Transportation section of the framework is now open through Oct. 31.

Invitation for Student Sustainability Writers

The Sustainable Age is a student journal founded by students of the North Texas Regional Center of Expertise Network. The journal is seeking volunteer student writers to submit original articles centered on the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

AASHE Member Discount: 20% Off Preserve Products

AASHE members can receive a 20 percent discount on Preserve products through the online store. Preserve products range from food storage to tableware and personal care, all made from 100 percent recycled plastic or plant-based compostable materials. This discount expires Dec. 31.
  • Posted Sep 20, 2021

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, 2022. This discount expires May 6.
  • Posted Sep 20, 2021

Higher Education Delegation to COP26

Second Nature is leading a small higher education delegation to COP26 in November. It is inviting higher education leaders who are planning to attend COP26 in-person to complete a quick form to help Second Nature plan events, receptions, and sessions.

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 Sep 8, 2021

AASHE Member Discount: Subscription to Sustainability and Climate Change

AASHE member institutions can receive a 15 percent discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability and Climate Change (formerly Sustainability: The Journal of Record). The discount offer expires Dec. 31.
  • Posted Sep 7, 2021

Survey of Sustainability in Education Abroad

Bound International, in partnership with Earth Deeds, invites education abroad coordinators and managers to participate in this survey. The survey is designed to provide insight into how the field of education abroad is evolving and how it can address climate change and other environmental and social crises. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 5.

Bicycle Friendly University Open Application Period

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 provides a roadmap and technical assistance. The deadline to apply for the designation is Oct. 1.
  • Posted Sep 2, 2021

Request for Proposals: 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network invite proposals for the 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, happening Feb. 6 - 8, 2022, at the University of Miami. Abstracts on neutrality, policy, racial justice, community resilience and investment, student leadership, and new knowledge are particularly welcomed. The deadline to submit is Sept. 10.
  • Posted Aug 31, 2021

Call for Proposals: Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Organizers of the Washington and Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) invite proposals for the 2022 conference, a hybrid virtual and in-person event scheduled for March 2 - 4. The conference theme is The Path Forward to an Equitable and Regenerative Economy. The deadline to submit a proposal is Oct. 15.
  • Posted Aug 30, 2021

AASHE Member Discount: Half Off Subscription to Green Building & Design (gb&d) Magazine

AASHE members are eligible to receive half off ($30 value) of Green Building & Design's bimonthly publication, gb&d 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 Aug 30, 2021

Campus Sustainability Month

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. The goal of Campus Sustainability Month is to raise the visibility of campus sustainability and provide advocates with a platform through which to broaden campus sustainability engagement. To assist in engaging the campus community, AASHE offers tools, tips and ideas, including a promotional toolkit.
  • Posted Aug 30, 2021

Climate Advocacy Certificate Program

The Climate Advocacy Certificate Program, offered through Citizens' Climate Lobby, is a 15-week program that teaches participants how to lobby members of Congress, write op-eds and letters-to-the-editor, obtain endorsements, do grassroots outreach and more. Anyone is welcome to join regardless of age or student status. No application or prerequisites are necessary. The program takes about two hours a week. The deadline to register is Aug. 31.
  • Posted Aug 24, 2021

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Conference

The 2021 Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Conference, happening Sept. 23 - 24, aims to bring attention to the recent health, social justice and environmental challenges facing campuses and communities. With a theme, Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Advancing Justice in Challenging Times, the conference will provide cutting-edge research and data from regional colleges and universities on sustainability policy and practice. Registration closes Sept. 21.
  • Posted Aug 20, 2021

AASHE Call for Applications: Mentorship & Peer Collaborators Program

AASHE’s Mentorship & Peer Collaboration Program is accepting applications for mentors, mentees and peer collaborators. Participants follow a year-long process that facilitates ongoing collaboration with other sustainability staff and faculty. New this year, mentors have the opportunity to take on more than one mentee and all applicants can apply to be a peer collaborator. This opportunity is available to AASHE members only. The deadline to apply is Aug. 27.
  • Posted Aug 20, 2021

Limited Time to Register: AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum–Best Practices Workshop

One day remains to register for the Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop featuring three member schools of the AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum network. Participants of this online workshop will engage in hands-on activities rooted in best practice, high-impact pedagogies, and can expect to leave with skills to apply to lesson plans. The deadline to register is noon Eastern on Aug. 19.
  • Posted Aug 16, 2021

AASHE GCSHE Scholarship

In an effort to enable greater participation in the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), AASHE is offering scholarships for those in need of financial assistance. Scholarship recipients will receive up to the cost of a full conference registration (valued at up to $125 for students and $300 for non-student attendees). The deadline to apply is Sept. 3.
  • Posted Aug 13, 2021

US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an annual collegiate competition that challenges students to design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings that mitigate climate change and improve human quality of life through greater affordability, resilience and energy efficiency.
  • Posted Aug 10, 2021

Project Green Challenge 2021

Project Green Challenge calls students worldwide to take action on climate change, public health, sustainability, social justice and advocacy. From Oct. 1 - 30, registered participants will receive a uniquely themed challenge each day inviting them to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points. At the end of the 30 days, up to 16 Project Green Challenge finalists will be selected to join Turning Green for a four-day eco-summit from Nov. 18 – 22.
  • Posted Aug 10, 2021

AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC

AASHE members are eligible to receive 30 percent off registration to the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), happening March 2 - 4, 2022, at South Seattle College in Seattle, Washington.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2021

AASHE Call for Applications: Mentorship & Peer Collaborators Program

AASHE’s Mentorship & Peer Collaboration Program is accepting applications for mentors, mentees and peer collaborators. Participants follow a year-long process that facilitates ongoing collaboration with other sustainability staff and faculty. New this year, mentors have the opportunity to take on more than one mentee and all applicants can apply to be a peer collaborator. This opportunity is available to AASHE members only. The deadline to apply is Aug. 27.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2021

AASHE GCSHE Call for Emerging Issues Proposals

AASHE seeks proposals to the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) related to emergent sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by institutions. To help the campus sustainability community navigate the rapidly-changing world, this call will help shape programming related to the theme, “The future is…”. Proposals related to racial justice, campus reopenings and resilience in the face of climate change are particularly welcome. The live conference will be from Oct.12 - 14, with content available for on-demand viewing through Dec. 31. Proposals are due by Aug. 20.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2021

Request for Proposals: 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network welcome proposals for the 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, happening Feb. 6 - 8, 2022, at the University of Miami. The deadline to submit is Aug. 31.
  • Posted Aug 3, 2021

AASHE Call for Mentors & Peer Collaborators

As a benefit of AASHE membership, sustainability staff, faculty and students can apply to be a mentor, mentee or peer collaborator in the AASHE Mentorship Program for 2021-22. The program implements a semi-structured process designed to facilitate ongoing collaboration between mentors and mentees as well as peer collaborators. Matches are made based on participant goals, experience and interests. Applications are open through Aug. 27.
  • Posted Aug 3, 2021

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.
  • Posted Jul 27, 2021

World Environmental Education Congress 2022: Call for Abstracts

Organizers of the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) welcome abstracts for the 11th annual world congress, happening March 14 - 18, 2022. The event brings together researchers, educators, students and others working at the international level in the field of environmental education for the purpose of promoting the latest in sustainability education. Research-oriented and practice-oriented abstracts should be submitted by Aug. 31.
  • Posted Jul 27, 2021

US Department of Education Listening Sessions

The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a series of five listening sessions aimed at informing the agency's Climate Adaptation Plan and subsequent implementation, and exploring the connections between climate, the safe reopening of schools, and ongoing efforts to advance educational equity. Anyone may attend.
  • Posted Jul 27, 2021

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) National Fellow

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) fellows are volunteers who spend 3-5 hours each week working on high impact projects that meet the strategic goals of HEASC and advance sustainability across the higher education sector.
  • Posted Jul 27, 2021

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 Jul 27, 2021

GRITS Gold Medal Challenge

The GRITS Gold Metal Challenge, coordinated by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, seeks input on prioritizing future GRITS (Green Revolving Investment Tracking System) platform features. There are nine feature ideas being proposed and the top three medalists–Gold, Silver and Bronze–will be built and rolled out over the next few months.

2021 Climate Action Pursuit October Milestone: Request for Proposals

Second Nature and Intentional Endowments Network are seeking proposals for the October milestone of the Climate Action Pursuit. Strong proposals will focus on climate solutions at the intersection of climate, resilience and racial equity investing. The deadline for the proposal was July 21 but due to high demand, proposals will be accepted until July 30.
  • Posted Jul 19, 2021