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Summit Program Now Available
Agenda and More for Our Upcoming Event
The full program for the 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership, taking place in Boston, MA October 1-3, 2014, is now ready and available online. The Summit was designed by a group of 30 college and university presidents with the support of a committee of local institutions, and is organized into five tracks: Knowledge and Solutions for a Changing Climate, Higher Education’s Climate Leadership Imperative, Creating a Campus Culture of Sustainability, Investment Strategies and Institutional Risks, and Corporate Partnerships for Climate Leadership. The Summit will also feature a session on the Alliance for Resilient Campuses, Second Nature’s newest initiative. Get familiar with everything the Summit will have to offer! Read more »
Campus Sustainability Day Keynote Broadcast
RSVP and Register Your Event
RSVP for Second Nature’s Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) Keynote Broadcast — scheduled for October 22nd, at 2pm EST— to let us know if you will be showing the broadcast at your CSD event. The broadcast, which Second Nature has been hosting since 2011, will feature higher education sustainability leaders and will be based on this year’s topic of “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community”. RSVP »
The Numbers Are In!
Final Attendee Count for the 2014 Climate Leadership Summit
Registration is closed and the numbers are in! With nearly 300 registrants, and more than 150 unique campuses, organizations, and companies attending, the 2014 Climate Leadership Summit is poised to be a momentous gathering. Representatives from 36 different states will be converging in Boston next week, including College and University senior leadership, faculty, sustainability staff, and more. See the attendee list and learn more »
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Educational Events
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2nd Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum, Phoenix, AZ »
2014 Sierra “Cool Schools”
Did your school make the list? Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” ranking evaluates and celebrates schools that are embedding sustainability into their institutions and greening every level of their operation—from energy usage, to recycling, to food sourcing, to curriculum. Check out their eighth annual ranking to learn more.
Webinar: College & University Endowments + the PRI
On September 16, 2014 the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Intentional Endowments Network presented a webinar about the steps university endowments are taking to address sustainability issues in their investments, and how this fits with their roles as long-term investors. This webinar provides an overview of the sustainable investing landscape and the spectrum of strategies available.
Campus Sustainability Day: Event Ideas
Taking place on October 22nd, Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) is a time to recognize the successes, challenges, and innovations of sustainability in higher education on campuses across the country. The theme for this year is “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community”. Check out the CSD website to see examples of events taking place this year and in years past. Remember to also share your event photos through the CSD Facebook page.
From the Second Nature Blog
A Look at Our Previous Summit
With the 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership just around the corner, we wanted to take a look back at our last summit. The 6th Annual American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Climate Leadership Summit took place from June 21st-22nd, 2012 in Washington, DC at American University and was a celebration of the first five years of the ACUPCC. Read the 2012 Summit Highlights and join us in Boston from October 1-3 to build on our collective progress. Flashback »
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Meet the Host Committee
2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership Host Committee Members come from a variety of colleges, universities, and non-profits in the greater Boston area. They have dedicated their time and knowledge to ensure the Summit experience is a memorable one. See who is part of the committee.
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.