Opportunities

Clinton Global Initiative Fellowship

In the inaugural 2024 year, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Fellowship program will select 25 individuals to develop CGI Commitments to Action–new, specific and measurable projects that advance solutions to critical challenges, including the climate crisis, global health inequity and humanitarian crises. The deadline to apply is March 15.
  • Posted Mar 4, 2024

Climate Equity Collaborative Youth Advisory Council

The Climate Equity Collaborative (CEC) seeks applications from youth to join its inaugural Youth Advisory Council. This role offers an opportunity for youth to participate in thought leadership around CEC’s governance, strategy and other critical initiatives. As it finalizes its governance structure, CEC is seeking youth contributions to the internal review and revision process so that its structure is youth-inspired, -informed, and -centered. The deadline to submit an application is March 8.
  • Posted Mar 4, 2024

Global Program Development Support Group for Sustainability Across the Curriculum

AASHE invites faculty leaders to apply to the Sustainability Across the Curriculum program development support group, which aims to further develop and spread the Sustainability Across the Curriculum Model of Faculty Development. Participants will engage in discussions, share strategies, receive one-on-one consultations with experienced curriculum development leaders, and access modest grants of up to $5,000 to enhance curriculum development. Thanks to Microsoft Philanthropies, there is no registration cost. The application deadline is April 12. Accepted participants will begin meeting in July 2024 and continue through at least February 2025.
  • Posted Mar 1, 2024

Sustainability Education Forum 2024

Happening June 6-7, 2024, the Sustainability Education Forum is a virtual event designed to collaboratively address challenges and opportunities in sustainability education. It is intended for faculty from various disciplines, those integrating sustainability into courses, and anyone passionate about sustainability education and research in higher education.
  • Posted Mar 1, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Toolkit Resources to Help Understand & Manage Campus Food Waste

The goal of this workshop, on March 14 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, is to help campus teams develop the skills and resources necessary to initiate or expand their food waste management approach. A toolkit will be used as a framework to walk participants through the process of identifying sources of food waste; auditing or estimating food waste generation; understanding the culture and attitudes of campus stakeholders toward managing food waste; and identifying relevant collection, recovery or recycling options to keep this resource out of landfills.

AASHE On-Demand

This virtual repository encapsulates years of insights and knowledge gleaned from AASHE conferences. With over 400 sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars, the platform provides indispensable resources to drive effective and impactful changes in institutional sustainability. Registration for AASHE On-Demand is open to all, while attendees of AASHE 2023 in Boston are granted complimentary access. All content is available through July 31.
  • Posted Feb 21, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Toolkit Resources to Help Understand and Manage Campus Food Waste

Participants of this workshop, happening on March 14 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will start to develop an understanding of how and where their campus generates food waste, and then begin to lay out a framework for a comprehensive food waste management plan. A recently developed toolkit includes education and outreach materials, templates, and instructions for each step in the process of understanding and managing food waste from sources across campus. The deadline to register is March 14 at noon Eastern.
  • Posted Feb 21, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Teaching Building Decarbonization to the Next Generation

This workshop, Feb. 29 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will share valuable lessons from the Stanford Building Decarbonization Learning Accelerator, which provides free teaching resources to professors to integrate building decarbonization into their architecture, engineering or construction management courses. Workshop participants will be given tools to teach these topics.
  • Posted Feb 21, 2024

CFP: Climate Communication and Education Funded Case Studies

The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education (MECCE) Project invites proposals from researchers, practitioners and stakeholders to conduct case studies of quality climate communication and education (CCE) initiatives. Funded case studies will receive up to $10,000 Canadian dollars ($7,416). The deadline to apply is March 25.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2024

AASHE Workshop: A Deep Dive Into STARS Version 2.2 Data Quality

This workshop offers strategies, tools and activities to develop and hone literacy around STARS version 2.2 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. 8, from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern. A similar offering will be available later in the year for STARS version 3.0 and will be announced via the STARS Community.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2024

AASHE Workshop: Teaching Building Decarbonization to the Next Generation

This workshop, Feb. 29 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will share valuable lessons learned from the Stanford Building Decarbonization Learning Accelerator, which provides free teaching resources to professors to integrate building decarbonization into their architecture, engineering or construction management courses. Workshop participants will be given tools to teach these topics.
  • Posted Feb 6, 2024

Global Action Days 2024

Participate from April 22 to May 3 in the Foundation for Environmental Education's (FEE) Global Action Days. This movement aims to demonstrate how individual actions can positively impact our own and our Earth’s well-being. Interested participants can join an informational webinar on Feb. 13 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern to learn more.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2024

Call for Contributions: National Sustainability Society Inaugural Conference

The National Sustainability Society's 2024 conference, happening Sept. 9 - 12 at the University of Washington, brings together academics, students and practitioners within the field of sustainability to build consensus on the key principles, competencies, capacities and frameworks of sustainability. Conference themes are sustainability innovation, closing the implementation gap, and workforce development. Conference organizers invite proposals through April 20.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2024

NSF Grant: Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks

The goal of this solicitation is to fund convergent research and education that will advance sustainable regional systems science, engineering and education to facilitate the transformation of current regional systems to enhance sustainability. The application closing date is May 15.
  • Posted Jan 31, 2024

Engaged Scholars Initiative

The Engaged Scholars Initiative is a one-year, cohort-based leadership and professional development program for early-career faculty and staff. Over two in-person retreats, bi-weekly virtual meetings, individualized coaching sessions and scholarly work, participants will strengthen their capacities to engage in critical community-engaged scholarship and lead change within their institutions and communities.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2024

AASHE Member Discount: TASK™ (The Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge)

TASK is an assessment tool to measure the sustainability knowledge of your students. It provides comparable metrics (e.g., between programs or entry- and exit-testing) to monitor, improve and report your sustainability education strategy. Until July 31, 2024, AASHE members who sign up as a TASK Change Leader will receive a 10 percent discount. To learn more about this special opportunity, attend a webinar from 2 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 21.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2024

Understanding the Inextricable Connections Between Racial and Climate Justice

This two-part virtual training series, offered by Equity in the Center, will explore the current reality of climate catastrophe, using an intersectional lens to help participants understand the central role that racial oppression has played up to this crisis point. This interactive series will encourage attendees to implement their learning by identifying specific action steps that apply to their work and communities.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2024

SportsArt Campus Challenge

The challenge invites students to submit TikTok videos explaining how they are taking up sustainable actions. Three students from three different schools will win prize packages valued at $27,000, $43,000 and $70,000 to be awarded to their campus recreation centers. The challenge ends on March 15.
  • Posted Jan 16, 2024

Drawdown Ecochallenge

Drawdown Ecochallenge is a customizable and solutions-oriented engagement program focused on reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Participants choose actions to complete, then track and share their progress. Ecochallenge is offered in partnership by Ecochallenge.org and Project Drawdown.
  • Posted Jan 16, 2024

Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

Taking place in Washington, D.C., from April 2 - 4, the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy efficiency, decarbonization, water and waste reduction.

NSF Strengthening American Infrastructure Grant Opportunity

This National Science Foundation (NSF) grant program seeks to stimulate human-centered, use-inspired, fundamental and potentially transformative research aimed at strengthening infrastructure in the United States. Successful projects will represent a convergence of expertise in one or more social, behavioral or economic sciences, deeply integrated with other disciplines, to support fundamental research applied to strengthening a specific focal infrastructure. The application closing date is March 12.
  • Posted Jan 16, 2024

Energy Dept Grid Resilience Planning Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy's Grid Deployment Office launched the Grid Resilience Technical Assistance Consortium, a funding opportunity to provide technical assistance for grid resilience planning and decision-making to accelerate analysis of regional climate change threats and impacts on electric grid infrastructure. The initial grant opportunity of up to $2 million will support the formation of regional consortia made up of universities, nonprofits and industry organizations to leverage existing models, tools and methodologies to prioritize investments for impactful community benefits.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2024

Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics

The prize recognizes the best current affairs book or long-form journalism that advances public understanding of 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 winning author will receive $5,000, plus financial support for a trip to the University of Vermont for a public campus event. The deadline to submit is Jan. 31.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2024

EPA P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks applications proposing to take a holistic approach, grounded in research and innovation, to develop and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. The EPA is hosting an information webinar on Jan. 22.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2024

AASHE On-Demand

This virtual repository encapsulates years of insights and knowledge gleaned from AASHE conferences. With over 400 sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars, the platform provides indispensable resources to drive effective and impactful changes in institutional sustainability. Registration for AASHE On-Demand is open to all, while attendees of AASHE 2023 in Boston are granted complimentary access. All content is available through July 31.
  • Posted Jan 12, 2024

AASHE Workshop: A Deep Dive Into STARS Version 2.2 Data Quality

This workshop offers strategies, tools and activities to develop and hone literacy around STARS version 2.2 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. 8, from 2 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern. A similar offering will be available later for STARS version 3.0 and will be announced via the STARS Community.
  • Posted Jan 12, 2024

Well-being in Higher Education: Raising Literacy and Advancing the Conversation

This free series aims to raise the literacy for well-being among participating higher education professionals. The series takes place Feb. 26 - March 1.
  • Posted Jan 10, 2024

Ground Up Advocacy Bootcamp

Re:wild Your Campus invites interested students to join the Ground Up Advocacy Bootcamp, a virtual training intensive designed for those looking to dive deep into advocacy and organizing in the toxins space. The training is Jan. 23 and 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Jan 4, 2024

Wrigley Storymakers Program

The Storymakers Program is a weeklong intensive that trains full-time, mid-career researchers in the art of environmental storytelling. Held in residence at the Wrigley Marine Science Center through the University of Southern California Dornsife, the program includes lectures, workshops, studio time for creating original content, and networking opportunities. The program runs June 23 through June 29.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

Circular Plastics Challenge

Net Impact invites student teams to submit a strategy for increasing the supply of rPET to create a more circular economy for plastics. Up to five teams will be selected as finalists. The first place team will receive the $10,000 grand prize, with second and third place teams taking home $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. The deadline to apply is March 29.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

The Green Program Scholarships

The Green Program’s scholarship program provides financial support for outstanding participants from diverse backgrounds to experience programs abroad. Scholarships are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

Green Teams Internship Program

Students are invited to apply for this internship program, happening May 28 through Aug. 8 at Montclair State University. Students accepted into the program are put into transdisciplinary teams of five that work with corporations, organizations, non-profits, municipalities and community groups to address substantial sustainability issues. All interns will receive a stipend for the summer and free housing at Montclair State University, if requested. The application deadline is Jan. 28.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

2024 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). The Freezer Challenge occurs over a six-month period (Jan. 1 - July 1) during which individual labs work at their own pace to implement optimal cold storage management practices.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

AASHE On-Demand

This virtual repository encapsulates years of insights and knowledge gleaned from AASHE conferences. With over 400 sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars, the platform provides indispensable resources to drive effective and impactful changes in institutional sustainability. Registration for AASHE On-Demand is open to all, while attendees of AASHE 2023 in Boston are granted complimentary access. All content is available through July 31.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

2024 AASHE Sustainability Change Leadership Program

The AASHE Sustainability Change Leadership Program is a three-month virtual program aimed at training individuals in various aspects of organizational change for sustainability, applicable now and throughout one’s career. One-on-one and collaborative coaching from expert faculty, mentors and peers provides participants with ongoing support aimed at refining skills and providing an iterative project process. There are limited openings available for this cohort (approximately 10-12 participants). The deadline to apply is Jan. 16.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

Sustainability Professionals Exchange 2024

Presented by AASHE, the Sustainability Professionals Exchange is a professional learning opportunity that provides space to explore challenges and opportunities for refining and progressing sustainability work on campus. The online event takes place across four half-days in January 2024 and is structured to enable participants to co-create the agenda.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2023

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Sustainability and Climate Change Journal Subscription

AASHE members are entitled to a 15 percent discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability & Climate Change, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to sustainability, sustainable development and climate change. The discount expires Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2023

AASHE Workshop: Building a Curriculum Development Program: The Piedmont/Ponderosa Model

This curriculum development workshop aims to equip faculty/instructors with the knowledge, materials and strategies to adapt the Piedmont/Ponderosa model of sustainability across the curriculum at their institutions. Resource materials, interactive breakout room discussions and opportunities for Q&A will be included. The event takes place on Jan. 4 and 11, 2024, from 2-4:30 p.m. Eastern on both days. The registration deadline is Jan. 4, 2024.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2023

2024 AASHE Sustainability Change Leadership Program

This program is a three-month virtual program aimed at training individuals in various aspects of organizational change for sustainability, applicable now and throughout one’s career. One-on-one and collaborative coaching from expert faculty, mentors and peers provides participants with ongoing support aimed at refining skills and providing an iterative project process. There are limited openings available for this cohort (approximately 10-12 participants). The deadline to apply is Jan. 16, 2024.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2023

Joan Mosenthal DeWind Award

The Xerces Society offers annual awards to support students pursuing educational research in Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth) conservation. The awards will be $10,000 each, with two awards available. The submission deadline is Jan. 7, 2024.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2023

Environmental Changemaker Certificate Training

Offered by Change the Chamber, this training is for those that work in the environmental and/or climate advocacy space. Launching Jan. 16, it offers content on allyship, systems change, storytelling, visioning, relationship and coalition building, and communications. Students who complete the courses receive a certificate.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2023

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 with climate action planning, GHG scope analysis, decarbonization and renewable energy, valued up to $25,000. The deadline to apply is Dec. 22.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2023

AASHE On-Demand

This virtual repository captures years of knowledge and insights from AASHE conferences. The platform offers access to over 400 sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and webinars, providing invaluable resources for effective and impactful institutional sustainability change. Anyone can register for AASHE On-Demand, however, those that registered for AASHE 2023 in Boston, Mass., receive complimentary access. All content is available through July 31, 2024.
  • Posted Dec 4, 2023

Sustainability Professionals Exchange 2024

Presented by AASHE, the Sustainability Professionals Exchange is a professional learning opportunity that provides space to explore challenges and opportunities for refining and progressing sustainability work on campus. The online event takes place across four half-days in January 2024 and is structured to enable participants to co-create the agenda.
  • Posted Nov 15, 2023

Accounting for Sustainability International Case Competition

The A4S International Case Competition is an opportunity for students to design the next generation of sustainable business models. This year's case focuses on 'Adapting Business Models to Support Human Rights for All'. The application window closes on Jan. 14, 2024.
  • Posted Nov 15, 2023

Bicycle Friendly University Open Application Period

The League of American Bicyclists invites applications for the Bicycle Friendly University recognition, a program that recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. The application deadline is Aug. 8, 2024.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2023

2024 STARS Cohort and End of Year Discount

Through the end of 2023, AASHE is providing two opportunities to help institutions participate in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)–a cohort program and a 20 percent discount off a new STARS Full Access subscription. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 31.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2023

Smart Approaches to Sustainability on Campuses Survey

A team from the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme and the European School of Sustainability Science and Research invites participants to complete a survey called Smart Approaches to Sustainability on Campuses. This study investigates how higher education institutions have been implementing smart campus sustainability approaches.
  • Posted Nov 14, 2023

2024 Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition

The Campus Race to Zero Waste is a free competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities. Over an eight-week period each spring, colleges report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are then ranked in various categories. New in 2024 is an events category that recognizes institutions that track and report waste for one-day campus events. Deadline to register is Jan. 31, 2024.

STARS 3.0 Consultative Weighting Exercise

This survey is designed to give the broader AASHE community a voice in the process of weighting the categories and impact areas that will be included in the next version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS 3.0). The results will be shared with the STARS Steering Committee to inform the final point allocation process for the new version. AASHE is soliciting feedback through Nov. 12.
  • Posted Oct 26, 2023