Request for Proposals: Endowment Impact Benchmark Project
The Intentional Endowments Network is seeking proposals from consultants to assist with the development the Endowment Impact Benchmark, a rating system that will track the sustainable investing progress of endowments and encourage the adoption of emerging impact standards. The deadline for proposals is March 24.
AASHE 2023 Call for Virtual Education Programs
The call for proposals provides a way to share your experience, knowledge and skills in higher education sustainability via AASHE’s educational programs (i.e., webinars, virtual workshops and online courses). The deadline for submissions is April 21.
Sustainability Education Forum
Presented by AASHE, the Sustainability Education Forum will provide space to explore challenges and opportunities for sustainability education in a post-pandemic world. The online event takes place June 8 - 9 in an Open Space Technology format, where participants co-create the session agenda, in addition to several pre-scheduled sessions. The deadline to register is June 6.
Introduction to STARS: Chart your Course and Complete your First STARS Journey
On May 4, from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, AASHE staff members Robin Frederick and Monika Urbanski will present an introduction to the STARS assessment framework with a focus on assisting participants in STARS goal-setting and creating a plan for report submission. Additionally, the workshop will offer best practices for becoming STARS rated and using content from the report to advance change. The deadline to register is noon Eastern on May 4.
Call for Nominations: ISCN Excellence Awards
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Excellence Awards recognize outstanding contributions made by universities to advancing sustainability initiatives, programs and projects. Submissions are due March 17.
Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program
The new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program is a competition to select multiple grantmakers to reduce barriers to the U.S. grants application process and increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants. The program is an initiative of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights.
NAAEE 30 Under 30 Call for Nominations
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is accepting nominations for 30 Under 30 recognition. 30 Under 30 celebrates young environmental leaders and their successes toward creating sustainable change. Both self-nominations and peer nominations are welcomed. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 29.
AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC Registration
AASHE members can automatically save 30 percent off registration to the next Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), which aims to inspire change, and facilitate action and collaboration. The conference theme is Mindscape/Landscape: Human Health, Social + Environmental Justice are Inextricably Linked. This event takes place March 6 - 8. The discount offer expires March 5.
Call for Student Proposals: Global University Climate Forum
Offered in the context of the global climate negotiations, this program challenges student teams around the world to propose ideas for local-scale projects that will yield measurable results over the course of six months. This program is free and open to students at all levels of their higher education journey. It is offered by the University of Pennsylvania Environmental Innovations Initiative on behalf of the International Sustainable Campus Network. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 30.
Call for Input: Guidelines for Climate Change Action
The North American Association for Environmental Education is in the early stages of developing a set of guidelines focused on community-driven, climate change education that centers on climate justice and climate science and empowers climate action. When fully developed, the guidelines aim to provide education to individuals and organizations as a tool for working with communities to find climate solutions. The deadline to provide input is March 15.
Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects Committee Recruitment
Organized by the University of California and California State University systems, the Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects seeks 15 committee members for three committees that will focus on research, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 teaching and learning, and community-based partnerships. Higher education faculty, staff, and graduate students with particular knowledge or involvement in teacher education, climate and environmental literacy, research and evaluation, sustainability, environmental justice, and Indigenous knowledge may apply. The expected time commitment for committee members is 15 hours per year, and committee members will receive compensation equivalent to $500 annually. Applications are due Feb. 28.
Higher Education and the SDGs Series
Emerald Publishing is seeking contributors to a 17 volume series on higher education and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with each volume focused on one SDG and the critical role universities and their partners play in achieving the goals.
2023 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey
This survey, conducted every two to three years by AASHE, seeks to understand the higher education sustainability career field. Survey questions cover salary, scope of work, engagement, supervision and position structure, and will also capture impacts and outcomes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey link can be shared with colleagues that have a sustainability role. A follow-up report will be published later this year that summarizes the results. The deadline to participate is March 1.
GRITS Library Digest
The Sustainable Endowments Institute and GRITS invite members and users to sign up for free basic access to a new GRITS Library Digest that highlights new projects added by other institutions to the GRITS library, which currently includes over 4,000 completed projects.
2023 International Laboratory Freezer Challenge
The International Freezer Challenge is a cold storage competition for laboratories organized by My Green Lab and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL). Taking place this spring, the challenge uses friendly competition to optimize sustainability of freezer management in laboratories. Any type of laboratory is eligible to participate.
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit Call for Proposals
Summit organizers invite session proposals for the SPLC Summit, happening Aug. 14-16 in Atlanta, Georgia. The summit's focus is moving sustainable procurement from intentions to impact, and driving positive change through global supply chains. The deadline to submit is Feb. 20.
International Sustainable Campus Network Conference Call for Proposals
The call for 2023 conference submissions is open. The conference, taking place June 6-8 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, aims to discuss and reflect on the roles that universities can play in the strengthening of socio-ecological resilience within their campuses and broader communities. The deadline to submit a proposal is Feb. 28.
Call for Nominations: OER Oscars
Organized by the Student PIRGs, the OER Oscars recognize faculty who help students save money by using open educational resources (OER), which are published with an open license, making them completely free beyond the cost of printing.
Call for Proposals: Case Studies on Climate Change Communication and Education
The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project is seeking to fund case studies about innovative climate change communication and education. The case studies will assist the MECCE Project in better understanding quality climate change communication and education policy and/or practice. The proposal deadline is Feb. 19.
Request for Topics: 2023 Community Conversation Series
The Sustainable Endowments Institute, GRITS and Second Nature are seeking votes on topics for the 2023 Community Conversation Series. The conversations in the series are one-hour, monthly zoom calls about a specific topic. Participation is free and open to all universities and colleges, K-12 schools, municipal/county/state governments and healthcare institutions. The deadline to vote is Jan. 31.
AASHE Workshop: Assessing Impact: Are Your Sustainability Communications Working?
This half-day workshop, on March 16, aims to provide participants with the tools and resources to create an intentional communications strategy, set measurable goals, and evaluate key metrics in order to understand the impact of the communications strategy. While primarily focused on social media, strategies for other communications mediums, such as websites, newsletters and videos, will also be included. The deadline to register is March 16.
AASHE Course: Localizing the UN SDGs Through Education, Training & Regional Collaboration
In this cohort-based course, leaders from Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in North America will share experiences, case studies and lessons learned that enable course participants to help lead multi-stakeholder collaborations that localize and advance the SDGs in their regions. Participants will meet virtually once per month between February and May. The deadline to register is Feb. 21.
Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp
Net Impact encourages applications from undergraduates and graduate students who are interested in skill-building and actionable learning related to fiscal policy and community organizing. Participants will receive an all-expenses paid, two-day leadership training program in Washington, D.C.
Zero Waste Mentor MatchUp Program
The Campus Race to Zero Waste Mentor MatchUp Program gives colleges and universities the opportunity to be matched up with a mentor campus to help them prepare and compete in the Campus Race to Zero Waste spring competition.
AASHE Member Discount: 10% Off Climate Change & Health Certificate
Students, staff and faculty at AASHE member institutions are eligible for a 10 percent discount on 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. This discount expires on March 1, 2023.
Better Project Better Practice Awards
The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Project and Better Practice Awards recognize Better Buildings Initiative partners for innovative, leading accomplishments in implementing decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, or waste reduction projects/practices. Nominations must be received no later than Jan. 23.
AASHE Member Discount: 30% Off WOHESC Registration
AASHE members can automatically save 30 percent off registration to the next Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC), which aims to inspire change, and facilitate action and collaboration based on the conference theme: Mindscape/Landscape: Human Health, Social + Environmental Justice are Inextricably Linked. This event will take place March 6 - 8, 2023. The discount offer expires March 5, 2023.
AASHE Workshop: A Deep Dive Into STARS Data Quality
This AASHE workshop will offer participants the strategies, tools and activities to develop and hone literacy around STARS criteria, with the ultimate goal of helping institutions efficiently submit and publish high-quality and accurate STARS reports. Ideal for STARS liaisons, data collectors and prospective report reviewers who plan to engage in STARS data collection and/or review a report, the workshop is Feb. 9, from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
Young Advocates 4 ESD Challenge
The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites students to participate in a challenge that uses their voices and stories to promote education for sustainable development-related projects and activities.
2023 Sustainable Development Goals Teach-In
Educators are encouraged to participate in the Sustainable Development Goals Teach-In during March 2023. The teach-in invites educators to include the SDGs within their teaching, learning and assessment during the month of March 2023.
Sustainability in Teaching and Research (STAR) Symposium Call for Abstracts
Organizers for the Sustainability in Teaching and Research (STAR) Symposium, happening June 2 - 3, 2023, invite proposals that explore key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the member states of the United Nations in 2015. The symposium will include pedagogical and scholarly papers on certain key themes of the SDGs. The deadline to submit an abstract is Jan. 15, 2023.
2023 STARS Cohort and End of Year Discount
Through the end of 2022, AASHE is offering two opportunities for institutions to participate in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The STARS Cohort Program is designed to guide new and returning participants through the reporting process by providing hands-on training and support. AASHE is also offering a 20 percent discount to institutions without a current STARS subscription. This offer is only applicable to new STARS full access subscriptions, not renewals, which are already substantially discounted. The deadline to sign up for the cohort and/or the discount is Dec. 31.
Call for Proposals: US Summit on Transformative Education
The summit, happening virtually on Feb. 23-25, 2023, will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 4.7, including education for sustainable development, global citizenship education, environmental education, climate education, and peace and human rights education. Summit organizers are accepting proposals through Dec. 15.
2023 Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities
Happening in Maine July 31-Aug. 6, 2023, the Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities gathers scholars to explore how the environmental humanities contribute to the theorization, imagination and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures for humans and nonhumans. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2023.
Sustainable Lab Supplies Purchasing Survey
Staff at the University of Virginia and University of Alabama at Birmingham invite participants to complete a survey aimed at understanding procurement of lab supplies at major institutions. The survey is designed to collect information about researchers’ knowledge of the ACT Label and opportunities to support sustainable purchasing of lab supplies.
2023 Student Corporate Engagement Challenge
Intentional Endowment Network's Student Corporate Engagement Challenge invites students to pitch an investment in a publicly-traded company, and include in that recommendation a shareholder engagement strategy focused on addressing inequality and the climate crisis. Benefits to participation include access to mentorship and networking opportunities, free and discounted registration to educational workshops and industry events, presentation opportunities, and interview opportunities. The deadline to sign-up is Dec. 23.
Sustainability Reporting Survey
The International Sustainable Campus Network invites participation in a survey on sustainability reporting at higher education institutions. The survey aims to understand existing sustainability reporting practices in the global higher education sector. The deadline to participate is Dec. 14.
Second Nature Pro Bono Consulting
Signatories to one of Second Nature's Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments and/or members of the University Climate Change Coalition are eligible to apply for pro bono technical assistance and consulting services to help with climate action planning and procurement of renewable power, valued up to $20,000. The deadline to apply is Jan. 6, 2023.