AASHE Bulletin: Campus Sustainability News, Opportunities, Events and Job Listings

This has been one of the best newsletters in my inbox. Always helpful, always to the point.
-- Sharon Carter Matthews, Director of Global Initiatives, Boston Architectural College

As of April 2015, the AASHE Bulletin is a weekly e-newsletter with a complementary website. Delivered weekly each Tuesday, the e-newsletter is a free resource featuring the latest campus sustainability news, opportunities, events and job listings in the U.S. and Canada. There are currently more than 9,500 subscribers, including readers from higher education, nonprofit organizations, and business. AASHE Bulletin website features submissions added daily from the U.S., Canada and beyond.

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Submission Guidelines

Website submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. News, new resources, opportunities, jobs and events directly related to higher education sustainability will be considered for inclusion on the Bulletin website and in the weekly e-newsletter.

In an effort to keep posts timely, submissions older than two months will not be accepted. To submit an item for consideration, click here. All items will be reviewed within 48 business hours. No item will be considered without a valid URL.

AASHE Bulletin is a great vehicle for publicizing your campus sustainability successes and job openings. You do not have to be an AASHE member to submit. Before submitting items for consideration, please review the guidelines below and examine previous issues for examples of types of stories we cover and the format we use.

Bulletin e-newsletter holidays
2014: Oct. 28, Dec. 23, Dec. 30
2015: Oct. 27, Dec. 22, Dec. 29

News Guidelines
All items must be related to the advancement of sustainability at higher education institutions and published within the last two months. (Photo/image upload encouraged with submission.)

Guidelines for "New Resources"
The New Resources section of the Bulletin includes resources recently published by AASHE along with other resources submitted by campuses and other organizations. Examples include original AASHE content, campus sustainability reports, white papers, new magazines or journals, websites, newsletters and videos. New resources must be accessible to the higher education sustainability community at large. See the AASHE Bulletin archives for examples.

Guidelines for "Opportunities"
This Bulletin section focuses on opportunities for the campus sustainability community. Includes all opportunities that are related to campus sustainability, including national, regional and local opportunities, such as surveys and calls for submissions.

Guidelines for "Jobs & Internships"
Job ad submissions are free for member organizations and we can only publish positions that are directly focused on advancing sustainability in higher education. We will include the posting in one issue, and it will remain in the Bulletin archives thereafter.

Guidelines for "Events"
The Bulletin has a wide geographical readership, therefore submitted events must involve significant participation beyond the city or state/province, and must be focused on higher education sustainability or have a major track clearly dedicated to higher education. All events posted in the Bulletin will also be added to AASHE's Events Calendar.

For events that do not fit into this guidelines, advertising opportunities are available. Click here to learn more about advertising on AASHE’s website.

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Sustainability Student Diary Series

Students at colleges and universities worldwide are encouraged to submit diary entries for this popular feature in AASHE's Campus Sustainability Perspectives Blog, which invites comment and encourages interactivity among peers. Diaries should provide a day, week, month or multi-month snapshot of a student-led sustainability effort. Selected diaries will appear in AASHE Bulletin as a featured spotlight with a picture. All higher education institutions are eligible for inclusion as a spotlighted diary. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about student-initiated sustainability efforts.

To submit a diary and have it considered for spotlighting in the Bulletin, please send the following to bulletin@aashe.org:

  • Written diary that explains: (a) the project's initial goal, (b) how and why it was initiated, and (c) the successes and lessons learned. Diaries may have one or multiple entries. There is no word limit but 1,500 words is a good guideline. Ongoing initiatives that haven't reached the completion stage are also encouraged. This is an opportunity to invite feedback from peers.
  • 2-3 photos of your sustainability effort in progress. Please only send photos that you can grant AASHE permission to use.
  • A link for readers to learn more about your institution's sustainability efforts.

Note: We will republish excerpts from sustainability blogs in place of an original diary if given permission. Credit will be given to the original publisher.

Sustainability Student Diary Archives:

Virginia Tech (11/19/14)
University of Oslo (Norway) (8/20/12)
University of Michigan (4/19/12)
Northern Arizona University (4/2/12)
Rutgers University (3/16/12)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of British Columbia, Part 1 (1/23/12)
Harvard University (1/7/12)
Dickinson College (11/30/11)
Georgia Tech (07/29/11)
California State University, Long Beach (07/18/11)
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) (06/28/11)
Unity College (06/03/11)
The University of Richmond (05/23/11)
Lehigh University (05/02/11)
Stanford University (03/14/11)
University of British Columbia (02/28/11)
University of California, Berkeley (01/18/11)
University of Chicago (12/13/10)
St. Lawrence University (11/22/10)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (11/5/10)