Opportunities

Climate Change in Historical Perspective Grants

The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University seeks proposals for public-facing historical projects related to the theme of Climate Change in Historical Perspective. The center will fund up to five projects (up to $5,000 each) that creatively engage with the broad range of questions, concerns, policies and practices related to climate change, and how historical study can further public understanding of the present moment. Applications are due Aug. 31.

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.
  • Posted Jul 5, 2022

AASHE Mentorship & Peer Collaboration Program

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 2022-23. The program implements a semi-structured process designed to facilitate ongoing collaboration between participants. Matches are made based on participant goals, experience and interests. Applications are open through July 15.
  • Posted Jun 24, 2022

2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator

The 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator is an immersive, interactive virtual program designed to equip participants with change management tools to engage diverse campus stakeholders in today’s fast-paced, hybrid work environment. It also provides an opportunity to establish and strengthen peer relationships. The event takes place over four half days (July 18-21). The deadline to register is July 15.
  • Posted Jun 24, 2022

Duke Carbon Offsets Survey

The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative is collecting information about how higher education institutions with carbon neutrality goals use (or don't use) carbon offsets. The goal of the survey is to better understand how institutions think about and interact with carbon offsets. Institutions with a carbon neutrality goal are invited to complete the confidential survey by June 30.

Call for Nominations: Campus Race to Zero Waste Board of Directors

The RecycleMania, Inc. board of directors is currently seeking multiple interested individuals to be part of the Campus Race to Zero Waste board. The directors' term is three years and directors are expected to commit a minimum of two to three hours per month to the functions of the board. The deadline for interested candidates is July 15.
  • Posted Jun 14, 2022

JESS Special Issue Call for Papers: Critical Energy Literacy

The Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (JESS) has put out a special issue call for papers on Critical Energy Literacy: Intersectional Approaches to Research, Pedagogy, and Activism. The manuscript submission deadline is Jan. 31, 2023.
  • Posted Jun 13, 2022

Better Buildings Summer Webinar Series

The Better Buildings Summer Webinar Series, offered by the U.S. Department of Energy, occurs weekly around topics facing energy professionals, with conversations on best practices, cost-effective strategies, and innovative and new ways to approach sustainability and energy performance. Webinars are free and open for registration through August.
  • Posted Jun 13, 2022

AASHE Mentorship & Peer Collaboration Program

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 2022-23. 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 July 15.
  • Posted Jun 10, 2022

Sustainability Peer Educators (Eco-Reps) Survey

Researchers at Champlain College, Boston University and Tufts University invite sustainability peer educator program administrators, as well as past student participants, to complete a survey that aims to provide a comprehensive overview of such programs. Survey organizers hope to measure the impacts of sustainability peer educator programs on individual student participants, institutional practices and in broader communities.
  • Posted Jun 7, 2022

Call for Abstracts: P3: Higher Education Summit

The P3 Higher Education Summit will focus on sustainability and innovative development approaches available to facility owners under increasing pressure to cope with aging infrastructure and changing market needs. Abstracts on facility resiliency and sustainability, as well as case studies, are due on June 30.
  • Posted Jun 7, 2022

World Study on Food Waste at Universities

Undertaken by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research and the U.K. Consortium of Sustainability Research, this survey aims to identify how food waste is handled at institutions of higher education around the world.

2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator

The 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator is an immersive, interactive virtual program designed to equip participants with change management tools to engage diverse campus stakeholders in today’s fast-paced, hybrid work environment. It also provides an opportunity to establish and strengthen peer relationships. The event takes place over four half days (July 18-21). The deadline to register is July 15.
  • Posted Jun 3, 2022

AASHE Workshop: 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator

The 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator is an immersive, interactive virtual program designed to equip participants with change management tools to engage diverse campus stakeholders in today’s fast-paced, hybrid work environment. It also provides an opportunity to establish and strengthen peer relationships. The event takes place over four half days (July 18-21). The deadline to register is July 15.
  • Posted May 31, 2022

Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022 Case Study Challenge

Organizers for Campus Race to Zero Waste invite case studies about how campuses are promoting and improving recycling and waste reduction. Winners will be recognized in four categories: education and awareness campaign, waste minimization, food waste reduction, and summary of waste reduction efforts. Submissions are due June 20.
  • Posted May 24, 2022

Sign-On Opportunity: End Synthetic Herbicides on Jesuit University Campuses

Jesuit institutions of higher education and those that are connected with Jesuit universities and colleges are invited to sign onto this letter requesting a discontinuation of synthetic pesticide use on Jesuit campuses.
  • Posted May 20, 2022

Bicycle Friendly University Application Period

The League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly America program provides a roadmap, hands-on assistance and recognition for states, communities, universities and businesses. The BFA program is a tool to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people. The deadline to apply for Bicycle Friendly University status is Aug. 10.
  • Posted May 20, 2022

Request for Input: Climate Leadership Commitments

Second Nature invites input on a year-long process to reimagine the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments to reflect necessary and foundational framing in climate justice principles, update existing technical guidance to reflect the urgency of the climate crisis, consider membership models, and other blind spots.
  • Posted May 20, 2022

Call for Special Issue Papers: Student Research in Sustainability and Climate Change

Recognizing the need for age inclusive discussion, the Sustainability and Climate Change journal is accepting manuscript submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those five years or less into their postgraduate level, for a special focus issue on student research. The deadline for manuscript submissions is Nov. 1.
  • Posted May 17, 2022

SPLC Climate Foundations Coaching Program

Starting June 8, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is launching Climate Foundations, an eight-month virtual coaching course specifically designed for procurement professionals that will provide basic climate knowledge, tools and strategy insights in a procurement context. A program informational session is being hosted on May 12.
  • Posted May 5, 2022

Call for Applications: College and University Recycling Coalition Board of Directors

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is recruiting individuals with a diverse range of professional experience and knowledge of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and sustainability specific to colleges and universities. Board members contribute to the development of CURC programs and events, attend monthly board meetings, and serve on at least one committee. The deadline to apply is May 11.

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.
  • Posted May 4, 2022

Request for Comment: AASHE STARS 3.0: Energy & Climate

As part of the development process for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) 3.0, AASHE is seeking public comment on the Energy & Climate credits slated for inclusion in the new version (projected release is currently fourth quarter of 2023). AASHE encourages feedback from stakeholders who may have relevant expertise or interest in participating. Public comment is open through June 18.
  • Posted May 3, 2022

HBCU/MSI Student Survey: Self-Care Practices & Perceptions of Holistic Health

A doctoral student at Fayetteville State University invites educational leadership graduate students at master, specialist, or doctoral levels attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or Minority Serving Institution (MSI) to participate in the study, Self-Care Practices and Perceptions of Holistic Health Among Selected Educational Leadership Graduate Students Attending Historically Black Colleges or Universities or Minority Serving Institutions. The study will explore self-care practices and perceptions of holistic health within six dimensions of wellness.
  • Posted May 2, 2022

AASHE Member Discount: 15% Off Sustainability and Climate Change 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.
  • Posted Apr 29, 2022

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Apply/Nominate and/or Volunteer to Judge

Limited time remains to submit an application or nomination for an AASHE Sustainability Award, which seeks to recognize individuals and institutions catalyzing sustainability in higher education. Apply by May 20 to be considered. AASHE is also recruiting judges.
  • Posted Apr 29, 2022

Call for Proposals: Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices

The editors of the upcoming publication, Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices, seek chapter contributions from faculty, staff, administrators, practitioners, students, and community partners who share and analyze their experiences using anti-racist community engagement principles in their teaching, research, and practice on and off college campuses. This edited collection will be published by Campus Compact. Proposals are due June 3.
  • Posted Apr 27, 2022

My Green Lab Summit 2022: Community + Collaboration

My Green Lab's 2022 summit is happening virtually on May 26. The event brings together leading voices in sustainable science to connect and collaborate while setting the community on a shared trajectory leading toward systemic transformation.
  • Posted Apr 26, 2022

Anxiety to Action: Insights From University Students About Climate Change & Pathways to Climate Action

Turning Green invites college students to fill out a climate change survey, which seeks to assess student knowledge and ideas for solutions-based climate action.
  • Posted Apr 25, 2022

Living Future Conference Scholarship

The purpose of the Living Future Scholarship is to help build a more diverse audience at the International Living Future Institute conference, happening online May 2-13, and to include voices from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Posted Apr 25, 2022

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. This discount expires May 6.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2022

AASHE Earth Day Photo Opportunity

AASHE invites picture submissions depicting sustainability in action, whether it’s planting a garden, organizing a socially-distanced community service event, testifying at a public meeting, cooking a meal with locally sourced ingredients or something else. Images submitted to the Campus Sustainability Hub will be included in an Earth Day image gallery.
  • Posted Apr 22, 2022

Engaged Scholars Initiative

The Engaged Scholars Initiative is designed to develop a diverse group of early-career faculty and staff who want to strengthen their own critical community-engaged scholarship and lead equity-focused change with their institution and communities. Campus Compact is accepting applications through April 30.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2022

Academics for Climate Advocacy Working Group

Second Nature invites academics interested in utilizing their institutional position and expertise to help advance climate policy at the municipal, state and federal levels in a low-lift way. Those that sign up will convene on a quarterly basis for working group meetings, be contacted when there are meaningful opportunities to engage in climate advocacy, and receive regular updates on relevant policy developments in their jurisdiction.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2022

IAU Global Survey on Higher Education & Research for Sustainable Development

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has launched the IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development 2022 - Accelerating Action for the SDGs. The survey uses the 2030 SDGs as a framework to foster better understanding of how HEIs engage with sustainable development, how they work, who is working on this at the institutional level and which SDGs are emphasized. The deadline to fill out the survey is May 15.
  • Posted Apr 19, 2022

Call for Presentations: NAAEE 2022 Conference and Research Symposium

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) seeks compelling presentations for the annual conference and research symposium, to be held in Tucson, Arizona, in October with virtual options available. The conference theme is Education for Change. The deadline to submit is May 4.
  • Posted Apr 14, 2022

AASHE Sustainability Awards: Call for Submissions

AASHE will dispense 12 awards across five categories to those at the forefront of higher education sustainability. The award categories recognize sustainability achievements by individuals and institutions as well as meaningful research on campus sustainability. The deadline to apply and/or nominate someone is May 20.
  • Posted Apr 14, 2022

Call for Authors: Racial Equity & Social Justice Anthology

AASHE is seeking authors to write original pieces on the interconnectedness of racial equity, social justice and sustainability for the third volume of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice. The aim of the anthology is to communicate how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are integral components to sustainability. Expressions of interest are requested by May 6.
  • Posted Apr 14, 2022

Green Gown Awards Australasia

The Green Gown Awards Australasia recognize excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia. The Australasian awards are administered by Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS). The deadline to submit is June 30.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

Call for Papers: Sustainability Through Outdoor Recreation and Education

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership invites papers and research notes for a special issue that aims to explore topics that address outdoor recreation and education’s role in fostering a culture of sustainability. The deadline is May 1.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

Call for Special Issue Papers: Student Research in Sustainability and Climate Change

Recognizing the need for age inclusive discussion, the Sustainability and Climate Change journal is accepting manuscript submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those five years or less into their postgraduate level, for a special focus issue on student research. The deadline for manuscript submissions is Nov. 1.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

AASHE Earth Day Photo Opportunity

AASHE invites picture submissions depicting sustainability in action, whether it’s planting a garden, organizing a socially-distanced community service event, testifying at a public meeting, cooking a meal with locally sourced ingredients or something else. Images submitted to the Campus Sustainability Hub will be included in an Earth Day image gallery.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

Call for Authors: Racial Equity & Social Justice Anthology

AASHE is seeking authors to write original pieces on the interconnectedness of racial equity, social justice and sustainability for the third volume of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice. The aim of the anthology is to communicate how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are integral components to sustainability and are particularly relevant in higher education today. Expressions of interest are requested by May 6.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

AASHE 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator

AASHE's 2022 Sustainability Leaders Impact Accelerator is an immersive, interactive virtual program designed to equip participants with change management tools to engage diverse campus stakeholders in today’s fast-paced, hybrid work environment. In addition to building skills and exploring emerging topics in change leadership, this is an opportunity to recharge your batteries while establishing and strengthening relationships with peers. The deadline to register is July 15.
  • Posted Apr 12, 2022

2022 SPLC Deep Dive Series: Enlarging the Sustainable Purchasing Frame

As part of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's deep dive series, this online event, happening from noon to 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 26, focuses on procurement’s role in building prosperous, equitable and environmentally sustainable communities for all.
  • Posted Apr 7, 2022

AASHE Sustainability Awards Call for Submissions

Applications and nominations are encouraged for a 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award. There will be 12 award winners selected from across five categories recognizing individuals and initiatives that are advancing sustainability in higher education. The deadline to submit is May 20.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2022

Global Youth Leader Insights Survey

The U.N. Environmental Programme (UNEP) seeks youth activists from anywhere in the world to fill out this survey. Responses will be combined with others and shared anonymously in a paper commissioned by the UNEP to help better support the youth environmental movement. The deadline to fill out the survey is March 31.
  • Posted Mar 29, 2022

2022 UN SDG Action Awards

The U.N. SDG Action Awards recognize initiatives that mobilize, inspire and connect people to drive action towards a more sustainable future on a healthy planet. Finalists and winners will be celebrated at a special event held in Bonn, Germany, during the U.N. General Assembly and the Global Week in September, and showcased on U.N. SDG Action Campaign platforms throughout the year. The deadline to apply or to nominate a changemaker is May 1.
  • Posted Mar 29, 2022

NAAEE Conference Call for Proposals

Organizers of the National American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) 2022 conference invite proposals to the conference (Oct. 12–15) and the research symposium (Oct. 11–12). Proposals are due April 29. The theme is Educating for Change, and the event is happening in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Posted Mar 29, 2022

NAAEE 30 Under 30 Call for Nominations

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is calling for 30 Under 30 nominations. 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 April 11.