Opportunities

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

Call for Proposals: Students for Zero Waste Conference

The Post-Landfill Action Network is seeking speakers with an understanding of zero waste, environmental justice, and intersectionality to lead workshops and presentations at the Students for Zero Waste Conference, happening at the University of Pennsylvania from Oct. 11-13. The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is July 31.
  • Posted Apr 1, 2019

ASCE Student Paper Competition

This paper competition hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers invites students to submit papers that address how engineers have contributed to the SDGs. Papers that focus on multidisciplinary (engineering & non-engineering) approaches to addressing the SDGs are especially welcomed. Papers must be submitted by April 15.
  • Posted Apr 1, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University invites faculty members from any discipline to apply to attend this curriculum workshop, which aims to help faculty include a module on sustainability in an existing course or to develop a new course focused entirely on sustainability. Participants will draw inspiration from multiple visions of sustainability, including the U.N. SDGs, academic associations in their field, and their school’s mission. There will also be a breakout session for faculty members from Jesuit institutions that will draw links to Ignatian pedagogy and Catholic social teaching on sustainability and justice. Santa Clara University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 28, 2019

AASHE Workshop: Sustainability Professionals Retreat

The Sustainability Professionals Retreat is designed to support and bolster attendees’ vision, energy, capabilities and support system as a sustainability change agent on campus. Happening in Boulder, Colorado, from June 19 - 22, on the beautiful CU Boulder campus, this workshop will will explore important trends in higher education and how to position sustainability as a solution driver. The deadline to apply is May 1.
  • Posted Mar 28, 2019

Call for Applications: Young Champions of the Earth 2019

Young Champions of the Earth supports individuals between 18 and 30 who have ideas for creating a positive environmental impact and sustainable future. Seven winners will be selected in 2019 to receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to bring their environmental ideas to life. The deadline to submit is March 31.
  • Posted Mar 25, 2019

2019 GSA Innovators of the Year Awards

This year's Green Sports Alliance Innovators of the Year award will recognize an organization or individual that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in environmental and social stewardship in the world of sports. The deadline to submit is March 29.
  • Posted Mar 25, 2019

Princeton Environmental Ideathon 2019

Held from April 5-7, the theme of the Princeton Environmental Ideathon is the Green Metropolis, which aims to create project proposals that have the potential to reduce carbon emissions in selected cities. Teams will choose one city and identify an environmental problem that is related to at least one of five categories: energy, transportation, water, waste and food. Teams are guided by experts from all the necessary disciplines to help draft a project proposal. The deadline to apply is March 27.
  • Posted Mar 25, 2019

Student Survey on Attitudes Toward & Expectations for Sustainability

The National Union of Students encourages students from any institution of higher education to participate in the survey that aims to capture attitudes towards and expectations on sustainable development, regardless of the students interest or involvement in sustainability. The deadline to complete the survey is April 30.
  • Posted Mar 25, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in its Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, which focuses on integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into new and existing courses across the curriculum. The deadline to register is April 1. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 25, 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 Summit, happening May 20-22, in Portland, Oregon.
  • Posted Mar 22, 2019

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.
  • Posted Mar 18, 2019

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.
  • Posted Mar 15, 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 Mar 11, 2019

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.
  • Posted Mar 11, 2019

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.
  • Posted Mar 11, 2019

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.
  • Posted Mar 11, 2019

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.
  • Posted Mar 4, 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 Mar 4, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University invites faculty members from any discipline to apply to attend this curriculum workshop, which aims to help faculty include a module on sustainability in an existing course or to develop a new course focused entirely on sustainability. Participants will draw inspiration from multiple visions of sustainability, including the U.N. SDGs, academic associations in their field, and their school’s mission. There will also be a breakout session for faculty members from Jesuit institutions that will draw links to Ignatian pedagogy and Catholic social teaching on sustainability and justice. Santa Clara University is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 4, 2019

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.
  • Posted Feb 25, 2019

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.
  • Posted Feb 25, 2019

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.
  • Posted Feb 25, 2019

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.
  • Posted Feb 22, 2019

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.
  • Posted Feb 19, 2019

Drawdown EcoChallenge

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.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

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.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

2019 AASHE Webinar Series

The 2019 schedule of AASHE webinars includes hot topics in sustainability in higher education, such as integrating sustainability into curriculum; climate neutrality; carbon pricing; diversity, equity and inclusion; and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Also, some 2018 Sustainability Award winners will present webinars on their winning projects. The webinars are free for anyone to join. AASHE members can access the archive of video recordings and presentation materials in the Campus Sustainability Hub.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

2019 AASHE Workshops

The 2019 schedule includes the Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop; the Sustainability Professionals Retreat; and the Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion workshop. Event dates and application deadlines vary.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019

Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop at Dickinson College

Dickinson College invites faculty from other colleges and universities to participate in its Valley & Ridge Faculty Development Workshop, which focuses on integrating social, economic and/or environmental sustainability into new and existing courses across the curriculum. The deadline to register is April 1. Dickinson College is one of 13 regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.
  • Posted Feb 18, 2019