Commitment. Action. Innovation.

Second Nature strives to help build a sustainable and positive global future through leadership networks in higher education.

Become a Climate Leader

Climate Guidance

The guidance and tools campus leaders need to implement the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments.


Leadership Network

A network of leading higher education presidents making bold commitments to climate change and sustainability actions.


At Second Nature, we believe that bold and transformational commitments to sustainability, beginning with leadership in higher education, are ways to move society towards a future that redefines and restores our relationship with our environment.

Tim Carter, Ph.D.
President of Second Nature

Message from the President

Regardless of whether the outcome of the election was expected or inevitable, everyone can agree that the impact is huge...

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New Reporting Platform

We are excited to announce that the new Second Nature Reporting Platform is live! This new version of the Reporting Platform is designed to be easy to use, provide increased utility of your data, and allow for quick comparisons and analysis with other signatories.

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Leadership Level Signatories

Leadership Level dues are used to further the reach of the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments, through pilot programs and new resources. Thanks to these institutions, the Climate Leadership Network is stronger and continues to flourish.

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