Opportunities

Deadline Extended: National Wildlife Federation 2013 Fellowships

The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program is seeking applications for its 2013 Campus Climate and Emerging Leaders Fellowship program. Since 2000, NWF has awarded over 150 fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in conservation efforts. Applications will be accepted through April 14.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2013

Mac-Gray Campus Solutions Earth Day Photo Contest

Mac-Gray Campus Solutions has opened its 2013 Earth Day Photo contest. Students are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting their most inspiring photos that capture the spirit of being green on campus for a chance to win cash prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 12.
  • Posted Apr 9, 2013

ARAMARK, Student Conservation Association Internships

ARAMARK has partnered with the Student Conservation Association to hire 27 part- and full-time paid sustainability interns across the country starting in May. Projects will include nutrition education, sourcing local food, improving waste management practices and more.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2013

Call for Papers: ACTS Campus Sustainability Conference

Themed “Sharing Learning: Lessons from the Sustainability Community,” the September 2013 International Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) conference invites abstracts from the sustainability community on some of the key sustainability challenges facing professionals, managers, facilities, academics and researchers. The call for presentations, papers, and posters will remain open through May.
  • Posted Apr 2, 2013

Call for Submissions: Student Sustainability Film Festival

The Media Institute for Social Change invites submissions for its fourth annual Student Sustainability Film Festival. Students can submit short films about what their campus or community is doing to make it more sustainable for a chance to receive cash prizes and be shown at various campus and conference screenings. Entries are due by May 17.
  • Posted Mar 26, 2013

Campus Conservation Nationals Video Contest

Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 invites students at all competing colleges and universities to enter the National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology video contest. Students may submit short videos showcasing how their campus is working to reduce energy and water consumption for a chance to win $1000 to put toward campus sustainability projects. Videos must be submitted by April 5.
  • Posted Mar 26, 2013

Deadline Extended: AASHE 2013 Abstracts Due March 28

AASHE has extended the call for AASHE 2013 Conference & Expo presentation abstracts to March 28. Please note that this will be the only extension. AASHE is also looking for volunteer abstract reviewers to help shape the AASHE 2013 conference program. Those interested in being part of the presentation selection process can select "volunteer to be a reviewer" once they have logged into the submission site. Contact conference@aashe.org with any questions.
  • Posted Mar 26, 2013

Focus on Energy: Start a Focus Chapter for Energy Solutions

Focus the Nation (FTN) has partnered with AASHE to offer Forums-to-Action (F2A) framework to 20 AASHE member institutions for the 2013-14 academic year. F2A creates energy solutions while developing students’ leadership skills to launch careers in energy. Apply now to take advantage of this opportunity to pilot the impact of FTN’s student engagement approach on increasing campus energy-related sustainability goals. FTN will select campuses to ensure a diversity of regions, demographics, and institutions. Contact Focus the Nation for more details.
  • Posted Mar 26, 2013

Net Impact’s Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge

The Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge focuses on students doing good through a series of simple steps that collectively impact the world's social and environmental challenges. Students participating in the challenge will compete to take the most small actions and throughout the competition, the winning individuals and teams are awarded prizes.
  • Posted Mar 26, 2013

AASHE Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

Taking place June 27-28 in San Diego, California, this workshop is for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop or enhance curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Engaging with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project, workshop participants will experience an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning with the aim of adapting the Ponderosa Project model to their own campuses. Workshop space is limited to 35 participants. The deadline to apply is March 22 .
  • Posted Mar 19, 2013

Student Opportunity: Focus the Nation ReCharge! Retreat

Clean energy leadership development organization Focus the Nation is accepting applications for its 2013 ReCharge! Retreat. The annual retreat brings together 20 rising clean energy leaders from across the country for one week on Mt. Hood in Oregon. Delegates explore skills that they will need to stay committed to clean energy throughout the entirety of their careers. Delegates receive support after returning while applying what they learned to their campus communities. Applications are due April 15.
  • Posted Mar 19, 2013

AASHE 2013 Proposals Due March 21

The AASHE 2013 Conference & Expo, taking place in Nashville October 6-9, is an opportunity to share and discuss innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives on the largest stage in North America for for higher education sustainability thought leadership. The call for conference abstracts closes on March 21. We are also looking for abstract reviewers! If you are interested in being part of the presentation selection process, select "volunteer to be a reviewer" once you have logged into the submission site. Contact conference@aashe.org with any questions.
  • Posted Mar 12, 2013

Real Food Challenge Field Organizer Fellowship Program

The Real Food Challenge Field Organizer Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent college graduates to get first hand experience as part-time organizers and food movement leaders. Through this 14-month program, fellows engage in intensive student organizing projects on a regional and national level while also honing their leadership skills and food systems knowledge through a participatory learning curriculum and engaged fellowship community. Fellows come away with direct campaign experience, new professional and movement networks and a toolbox of relevant non-profit, food movement and grassroots organizing skills. At the same time, they support important student-led efforts to shift millions of university dollars away from industrial agriculture and toward just, sustainable food enterprises. The deadline to apply is March 22.
  • Posted Mar 5, 2013

AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project

As part of its Climate Studies Diversity Project, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has partnered with Second Nature to introduce the AMS Climate Studies course at 100 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) over a five-year period. Through the project, MSIs are offered a five-day Implementation Workshop, an opportunity to attend the subsequent AMS Annual Meeting, course implementation assistance, and waived license fee for offering the climate course. The deadline to apply for the workshop is March 15, 2013.
  • Posted Feb 26, 2013

Call for Case Studies on Greening Collegiate Athletics

AASHE is collaborating with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Green Sports Alliance to publish and promote case studies in greening campus sports. Please share your success stories and get recognized while helping other institutions learn from your efforts. Stories are being accepted through March 1, 2013.
  • Posted Feb 26, 2013

Call for Presentations: AASHE 2013

AASHE is looking for presentations that will surprise, inspire, empower and motivate conference attendees into action on their campuses and surrounding communities. With this year's theme in mind, "Resiliency & Adaptation," AASHE 2013 is an opportunity to share the innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education. Submit your presentation by March 21. Please email Amanda at conference@aashe.org with any questions.
  • Posted Feb 26, 2013

Focus on Energy: Start a Focus Chapter for Energy Solutions

Focus the Nation (FTN) has partnered with AASHE to offer Forums-to-Action (F2A) framework to 20 AASHE member institutions for the 2013-14 academic year. F2A creates energy solutions while developing students’ leadership skills to launch careers in energy. Apply now to take advantage of this opportunity to pilot the impact of FTN’s student engagement approach on increasing campus energy-related sustainability goals. FTN will select campuses to ensure a diversity of regions, demographics, and institutions. Contact Focus the Nation for more details.
  • Posted Feb 26, 2013

Seeking Classroom Resources from Sustainability Champions

AASHE is seeking ideas and resources used to teach sustainability for its new Academic Commons. This resource aggregates lesson plans, syllabi, lab assignments, case studies and more in one searchable place. AASHE encourages the higher education community to help make this an invaluable resource by contributing all of the course materials or links to materials that have proved useful in educating for sustainability.
  • Posted Feb 26, 2013

Call for Entries: Higher Education Recycling Bin Grant Program

The Coca-Cola Company and Keep America Beautiful invite entries for the 2013 Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Program, which now includes a grant specifically for higher education recycling programs. Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2013.
  • Posted Feb 19, 2013

Call for Papers: SustainUS Citizen Science Competition

U.S. students ages 13-26 are invited to submit original scientific research or position papers to the Citizen Science Technical Board for the 2013 Citizen Science paper competition. Winners will, in addition to publication, have the chance to present their work at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Submissions are due March 1.
  • Posted Feb 19, 2013

U Vermont Campus Sustainability Leadership Program

The University of Vermont Continuing Education is offering a five-day Campus Sustainability Leadership Program this summer. This program will focus on the institution's role in the transformation to a sustainable future with opportunities to expand the professional network of participants and learn from leaders in the field. The program will be led by Debra Rowe, president of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. The program can be taken as a professional certificate program or for three college credits.
  • Posted Feb 19, 2013

Clean Air-Cool Planet 2013 Fellowships

Clean Air-Cool Planet is inviting applications for its 2013 Fellowships program. The 10-week, full-time summer positions pair students with real-world projects to advance innovative climate change solutions and leadership. Fellows are provided mentorship, networking opportunities and a stipend. The deadline to apply is March 1.
  • Posted Feb 12, 2013

Renewable Energy Train-the-Trainer Academies Summer 2013

The Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) has announced that applications are now open for its Biofuels and Photovoltaic Summer 2013 Renewable Energy Train the Trainer Academies. These academies will give educators from across the nation hands-on renewable energy experiences taught by veteran industry installers and experts.
  • Posted Feb 12, 2013

Call for Applications: AASHE 2013 Awards Program

For 2013, AASHE is expanding the recognition it gives to students through its annual awards program. Two student groups will be recognized for leadership to advance campus sustainability along with two student research awards. In addition, AASHE will recognize the achievements of two associate colleges and two four-year institutions. The awards will be presented during a ceremony at the AASHE 2013 conference in Nashville, TN. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2013. More information is available on the AASHE awards website.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2013

Deadline Extended for Campus Conservation Nationals 2013

The deadline for Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 has been extended to April 5! Beginning in February, the 2013 competition will once again challenge college and university campuses to achieve the greatest electricity and water use reductions during a three-week period. During last year’s competition, participating institutions saved 1.5 million gallons of water and $158,000 in energy costs.
  • Posted Feb 5, 2013

Call for Proposals: Cape Breton U Sustainability Conference

(Canada): The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) invites proposals for presentations at its Annual International Conference, "Sustainability: Learning to Live, Learning for Life." The main themes of this year’s conference, to be held June 20-22, 2013 at Cape Breton University, are community, learning and sustainability. Presentations can be about teaching practices, innovative programs, the physical and virtual spaces in which teaching and learning take place, educational policy, or research on teaching and learning. The deadline to submit is Feb. 1, 2013.
  • Posted Jan 29, 2013

Clinton Global Initiative U Funding Available

More than $400,000 in funding is available to CGI U 2013 student attendees via two opportunities.
  • Posted Jan 29, 2013

AASHE Seeks Nominations for Ed. & Prof Dev Steering Committee

AASHE is currently seeking campus representatives who are sustainability directors, sustainability staff and faculty to join the AASHE Education and Professional Development Steering Committee. Committee members will provide guidance and feedback on the strategic and fiscal direction of AASHE education projects, initiatives and resources supporting the advancement of sustainability in higher education. To be considered, a completed application form must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
  • Posted Jan 22, 2013

Call for Case Studies on Greening Collegiate Athletics

AASHE is collaborating with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Green Sports Alliance to publish and promote case studies in greening campus sports. Please share your success stories and get recognized while helping other institutions learn from your efforts. Stories are being accepted through March 1, 2013.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2013

National Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has issued a Request for Proposals to participate in the inaugural National Collegiate Wind Competition. The competition is a forum for undergraduate college students of multiple disciplines to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building, and testing a wind turbine to perform according to a customized market data-derived business plan; and increase their knowledge of wind industry barriers.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2013

Campus Sustainability Web Application Seeks Beta Users

Sustainability or facility managers looking for a new way to facilitate energy challenges on campus and engage students are invited to be part of Byngo's new web application beta program. Launching in February on 10 campuses, the program is designed to save energy and change behavior with or without on-site hardware.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2013

Deadline Extended! AASHE's 2012 Sustainability Staffing Survey

AASHE is collecting information on paid sustainability positions in higher education for its biennial staffing report. Jobs at all levels are being surveyed - from program assistant to vice chancellor/VP for sustainability – and from any college or university in the U.S. and Canada. The survey and report are important vehicles for increasing understanding of the rapidly growing career field of sustainability professional in higher education, including both general sustainability staff and more focused positions such as recycling manager or curriculum development specialist. Results are frequently used by the media and by administrators, students, faculty, staff, and others. AASHE requests your help in taking the survey and distributing the survey link to all who are eligible. The deadline has been extended to January 11, 2013. Please take a moment to complete the survey.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2013

Free Solar Consultations for AASHE Members

As part of a new collaboration with EcoMotion on AASHE’s Campus Solar PV Installations Database, AASHE members are invited to take advantage of a free solar consultation with EcoMotion’s solar advisors. EcoMotion advisors serve as a solar buyer’s representative, helping organizations navigate the process of cost-effectively purchasing solar technology, contracting installation services, negotiating financing and mitigating the risk of system underperformance.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2013

Limited-time AASHE Discount Offer

AASHE is offering three introductory discount packages for new first-time AASHE members and STARS Participants through Jan. 31, 2013. Packages include a 10 percent discount on AASHE membership and one free AASHE 2013 conference pass, a $250 discount on STARS Registration for new first-time participants, and a 20 percent discount on AASHE membership, $400 discount on STARS registration and one free AASHE 2013 conference pass for institutions that sign-up to be a first-time AASHE member and a STARS Participant at the same time.
  • Posted Jan 8, 2013

Focus the Nation to Host Campus Sustainability Focus Group

Focus the Nation will be hosting focus groups in January with sustainability professionals that work at higher education institutions. The sessions will focus on student engagement strategies that are used to achieve sustainability goals. Fill out this survey if you are interested in joining a focus group.
  • Posted Dec 18, 2012

C2C Fellows Workshop

C2C Fellows weekend training workshops, sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, focus on concrete skills development, including fundraising and communication. Graduates of the weekend workshops are eligible for partial scholarships to CEP’s masters programs in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and green business, as well as $1,000 scholarships for follow-on leadership trainings.
  • Posted Dec 11, 2012

Calling All Academic Sustainability Superstars

Your talents, knowledge and best practices are needed to kick off AASHE's new Academic Commons! We envision the Commons as a place that will capture and share all of the amazing ideas and resources that you use in teaching sustainability -- all in one searchable place. These can be in the form of lesson plans, syllabi, power point presentations, or even a scan of the napkin where you jotted down an idea for a new course or activity. Whatever form it takes, we need your help to make this the invaluable resource we imagine it to be. Visit the Academic Commons to learn more and submit your materials.
  • Posted Dec 11, 2012

Student Representatives Needed for Clinton Global Initiative U

AASHE has been invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University 2013 on April 5-7 at Washington University in St. Louis. As a part of its participation, AASHE can reserve space for three students to represent AASHE. Students must be 18 years of age, enrolled at an AASHE member institution of higher education at the time of the meeting and be responsible for funding their participation. In addition, attendees are required to make a commitment to action. To self nominate, students wishing to represent AASHE should click here and complete the form by Dec. 18, 2012.
  • Posted Dec 11, 2012

Call for Papers: The Journal of Sustainability Education

The Journal of Sustainability Education invites submissions for its Spring 2013 special issue under the theme of experiential education. Preference will be given to authors who address social justice issues for populations that have been marginalized. Submissions are due by Jan. 13, 2012.
  • Posted Dec 4, 2012

Call for Proposals: Alfred State Sustainability Conference

The college's second annual sustainability conference, "Innovations in Technical Education to Advance Sustainability: Student Leadership” seeks paper, poster, and panel presentations and invites submissions of abstracts on any topic related to the conference theme. The primary purpose of the conference, to be held June 6-8, 2013, is to bring together technical education practitioners and scholars to present cases, concepts, or ideas that advance, or have the potential to advance, sustainability through innovative educational practice. The deadline to submit is Dec. 7, 2012.
  • Posted Dec 4, 2012

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The program offers the chance to credential sustainability work through single seminars or a six-seminar sustainability leadership certificate. All work is completed online. Participants will learn to assess the sustainability of their organization's policies and practices, communicate sustainability initiatives and evaluate best practices. New online seminars begin 11 times each year, and the next two session start dates are on November 29 and January 24. Discounts are available to AASHE members. Upcoming seminars include "Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects" and "A Systems Approach to Sustainability." Most Ithaca sustainability seminars are now GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) approved.
  • Posted Nov 27, 2012

AASHE Seeks Nominations for Professional Dev't Steering Committee

AASHE is currently seeking campus representatives who are sustainability directors, sustainability staff and faculty to join the AASHE Education and Professional Development Steering Committee. Committee members will provide guidance and feedback on the strategic and fiscal direction of AASHE education projects, initiatives and resources supporting the advancement of sustainability in higher education. To be considered, a completed application form must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
  • Posted Nov 20, 2012

Call for Proposals: Smart and Sustainable Campus Conference

The 2013 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference is accepting submissions for presentation and workshop proposals until Dec. 31, 2012. Slated for April 15-16, 2013 at the University of Maryland, the conference will look at defining, understanding and creating solutions to sustainability issues facing campuses. Proposals are welcome in the areas of: community connections, fostering behavior change, the campus as a learning laboratory, strategic implementation, the built environment, and innovation.
  • Posted Nov 20, 2012

Call for Proposals: Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed

(Canada): The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education invites proposals for presentations at its annual international conference, "Sustainability: Learning to Live, Learning for Life." Proposals will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2012. The annual conference on June 19-22, 2013 at Cape Breton University will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on post-secondary teaching and learning.
  • Posted Nov 20, 2012

Deadline Extended: Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards

Second Nature has extended the nomination period for its 4th Annual Climate Leadership Awards to November 30. Nominations are invited from American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) signatory institutions to highlight the ways that senior leadership, academic and curricular initiatives, institutional efficiency and innovative financing are being used to adapt to a changing climate. Finalists will be featured in a public voting forum on PlanetForward.org during spring 2013, with award winners announced and recognized at the ACUPCC Presidential Summit.
  • Posted Nov 20, 2012

Environmental Leadership Program 2013 Fellowship

The Environmental Leadership Program is accepting applications for its 2013 Fellowship Program. The program brings together environmental and social change leaders from academia, business, government and the non-profit sector. It offers intensive leadership training and regional networking opportunities. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2013.
  • Posted Nov 13, 2012

EPA P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites higher education student and faculty teams to participate in a competition to design solutions for a sustainable future. Winners of the first phase of the competition will receive a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. Designs will then compete at the National Sustainable Design Expo in April 2013 for the P3 Award and a $90,000 grant for real world application. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 11, 2012.
  • Posted Nov 6, 2012

Deadline Extended: AASHE Curriculum Leadership Workshops

This year AASHE is introducing a new approach to differentiating its curriculum workshops. There are now three levels of workshops based upon the participant experience and role in higher education. AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop is a level II workshop in the series and is designed for faculty leaders and program directors. The Advanced Level III workshop, Sustaining Leadership for Curriculum Transformation, is a pilot offering focused on the transformation of higher education broadly and will develop strategies for transforming the curriculum, sustaining and strengthening vision and leadership skills, and shaping the structures within each school and across schools that can reach deeper levels and national arenas. The next workshops are slated for Jan. 7-8, 2013 at Emory University (Georgia) and Jan. 14-15, 2013 at San Diego State University (California). The deadline to apply for both is November 5.
  • Posted Oct 30, 2012

Ithaca College Online Sustainability Leadership Certificate

The program offers the chance to credential sustainability work through single seminars or a six-seminar sustainability leadership certificate. All work is completed online. Participants will learn to assess their organization's green policies and practices, communicate sustainability initiatives and evaluate best practices. New online seminars begin 11 times each year. Next two session start dates: November 1 and 29. Discounts are available to AASHE members. Upcoming seminars include "Integrating Sustainability into Training and Curriculum" and "Tools and Techniques for Planning and Managing Sustainability Projects." Most Ithaca sustainability seminars are now GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) approved.
  • Posted Oct 16, 2012

STARS Discount During AASHE 2012

AASHE is offering a discount on STARS registration in celebration of the AASHE 2012 conference. Starting today through October 21, institutions that register as first-time STARS Participants will receive a $250 discount on STARS registration. Registration will be discounted to $650 for AASHE member institutions and to $1,150 for non-members. This offer applies to new registrants only. Please use the coupon code "MYSTARS" upon registration to receive the discount.
  • Posted Oct 16, 2012