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The 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership
Early Bird Registration Ends August 13
The 2014 Climate Leadership Summit is designed by Presidents, for Presidents and Sustainability Staff in higher education. Hosted from October 1-3 at The Revere Hotel in Boston, MA, the Summit will focus on strategic national leadership, organizing the campus, sustainability financing and investment, and climate change science. Register »
Call for Proposals: 2014 Climate Leadership Awards Award Design
Deadline July 31
Second Nature is calling for award design proposals for its annual 2014 Climate Leadership Awards. Signatory institutions of the ACUPCC can submit their proposals by July 31, 2014. The stipend for the creation of the awards is $180.00 per award (a total of $1260.00 for 7 awards). Read more »
2014 Rising Seas Summit
Sponsored by Second Nature
Join the Association of Climate Change Officers in New York City for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit from September 24-26, presented in conjunction with Climate Week New York and with support from Second Nature. Event topics include understanding, anticipating and adapting to the implications of climate change for communities and businesses. Read more »
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Educational Events
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Sustainability Showcase Proposals for 2014 Climate Leadership Summit Due »
Climate Leadership Awards Design Proposals Due »
Early Bird Registration ends for 2014 Climate Leadership Summit (open now) »
Rising Seas Summit, Sponsored by Second Nature, New York, NY »
2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership, Boston »
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference: Call for Presentations »
Campus Sustainability Day »
Second Nature presents at AASHE Conference, Portland, OR »
Sustainable Investing and Financing Resources
This page features introductory information, as well as general guides and trends, carbon risk information, financial performance, and higher education activity related to sustainable investing. It is aimed at providing resources for anyone interested in the investment practices of college and university endowments, and how they might better align their endowment portfolios with their mission and values.
NRDC Green Guide for Collegiate Sports
Collegiate sports greening helps address urgent environmental pressures that threaten the future of sports and the communities in which sports are played. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), together with leaders of the collegiate sports greening movement across the country, have created this guide to help collegiate sports teams and departments implement environmentally intelligent practices on their campuses.
EPA Flood Resilience Checklist
This checklist, developed as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Growth Implementation Assistance project, can help you begin to determine if your community is prepared for a possible flood. It includes overall strategies to improve flood resilience as well as specific strategies to conserve land; protect people, businesses, and facilities in vulnerable settlements; and more.
From the Second Nature Blog
ACUPCC Signatories Join Together for largest Solar Power Purchase
by Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Director of ACUPCC Initiatives
It is exciting to see the Washington DC-based schools and ACUPCC signatories, American University (AU) and George Washington University (GW) take leadership and support a large offsite solar energy project. The institutions joined together with George Washington University Hospital to form The Capital Partners Solar Project, which was announced early this summer. Read more »
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Meet the Board: Part 1
Second Nature’s Board, comprised of 13 leaders from higher education and the private sector, provides oversight, governance and guidance to the organization. Meet four of our dedicated Board members.
Second Nature
Second Nature works to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society beginning by transforming higher education. Second Nature is the supporting organization of the ACUPCC, and directs programs in financing, capacity-building, and climate resilience.
The ACUPCC is a partnership of 684 colleges and universities in every state and the District of Columbia who have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare students through research and education to solve the challenges of the 21st century.