The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is accepting submissions of abstracts for AASHE 2010: Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World, which will be held in Denver, CO.
Colleges and universities are responding to a surging interest in green careers by offering more opportunities for degrees in sustainability. “The past few years, society as a whole has become increasingly interested in sustainability,” said Julian Dautremont-Smith of the Association for Sustainability in Higher Education, who was quoted in USA Today. “Higher education has been swept up as well.”
This award honors an undergraduate student from an AASHE member institution who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting campus sustainability. The Student Sustainability Leadership Award includes a $750 prize. In addition, the winner of this year’s award will be featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. The award will be presented at the Greening of the Campus VIII Conference (Sept. 20-23 in Indianapolis, IN).