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 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

Registration Open, Request for Participation Extended

The 2-week discounted registration period for the 2017 Summit runs from September 21-October 5, 2016. Deadline for proposals was extended until September 29.


2016 Climate Leadership Winners!

Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions for the 2016 CLAs! The Two-Year Institution Winner is Johnson County Community College, and the Four-Year Institution Winner is Arizona State University.

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Leadership Level Signatories

Leadership Level dues are used to further the reach of the 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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