2013-SNCLA-FinalistSecond Nature is pleased to announce the following institutions as Finalists for the 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards. Finalists were chosen from an outstanding pool of peer institutions, based on their commitment to climate and sustainability leadership and successful implementation of related programs, education, and partnerships.  The full criteria can be found here. The Climate Leadership Awards highlight campus innovation and climate leadership to transition society to a clean, just, and sustainable future. Finalists are chosen from ACUPCC signatory institutions in good standing via a nomination process.  This year marks the fourth annual Climate Leadership Awards. Finalists will advance to be considered for a 2013 Award. 2013 Finalists for Institutional Excellence in Climate Leadership

  • Associate Colleges Bellevue College, WA Glendale Community College, AZ Saint Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, MO University of Hawaii Kauai Community College, HI
  • Baccalaureate College Carleton College, MN Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY Middlebury College, VT Oberlin College, OH
  • Master’s Granting Institutions American Public University System, WV Chatham University, PA Goddard College, VT Western State Colorado University, CO
  • Doctorate Granting Institutions Georgia Institute of Technology, GA Indiana State University, IN Missouri University of Science & Technology, MO Portland State University, OR State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, NY
  • Special Focus Institutions Massachusetts Maritime Academy, MA Pratt Institute of Art & Design, NY University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA

In partnership with Planet Forward, all finalists will be featured in a public voting competition during April 2013, where viewers can vote on the most innovative and ground-breaking institution in each Carnegie Classification. Campuses with the top votes at the end of April will be featured in a variety of media opportunities. Watch 2012 Finalists videos produced by Carleton CollegePratt Institute of Art & Design, and many others, on the Planet Forward site. Glendale Community College, Goddard College, and the Georgia Institute of Technology were also Finalists in the 2012 awards competition. For more information about the Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards: http://secondnature.org/awards/ View 2012 Climate Leadership Award Recipients View 2012 Climate Leadership Award Finalists View 2011 Climate Leadership Award Recipients View 2010 Climate Leadership Award Recipients