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Seven Questions with Timothy Carter
An Interview with Sustainability: The Journal of Record
In 2014, Timothy Carter, PhD, became Second Nature’s third president and chief executive officer. In this interview with Jamie Devereaux from Sustainability: The Journal of Record, he discusses his vision for the organization and how his background helped prepare him for this leadership role. Sustainability: The Journal of Record provides readers with news from the frontlines of the sustainability movement, profiles of leaders who are shaping the field, feature articles that cover current trends, and peer-reviewed research papers from the practitioners shaping this arena. Read more »
Pilot Project to Bring GRITS to Select Signatories
Second Nature and SEI Partnership
Second Nature and the Sustainable Endowments Institute are partnering to offer an opportunity for ACUPCC signatories to jump-start their Climate Action Planning and realize financial savings. This month, we’re inviting a select group of 30 Minority-Serving and Under-Resourced Institutions to participate in a special pilot program, providing free/reduced cost access to the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) web tool. Read more »
University of Hawai’i System President Signs ACUPCC
Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050
UH has adopted an executive policy on sustainability with goals like achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and providing a sustainability framework for the university. The new policy was approved by the president at the kickoff of the 3rd Annual Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit where he also signed the ACUPCC, joining the more than 680 institutions publicly committed to climate action across the country. Read more »
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Educational Events
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AMS Diversity Workshop Application Deadline »
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference Registration Closes »
Application Deadline, Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute 2015 »
NECSC/NECSF Conference, Amherst, MA »
Intentional Endowments Network hosting Denver Forum »
ACCO’s Climate Governance Certificate
This professional credential affirms knowledge of climate-related risks, opportunities, and skills needed for sensible action. Enrollment opens March 16, 2015. Informational webinar March 16, 2015 12–1:30pm ET.
AASHE’s Educating for Sustainability Series
Through this series, AASHE provides resources, skills, solutions and tools for all educators and campus change makers. The series consists of four webinars happening between February and April 2015.
EPA Green Power Leadership Awards
This annual competition, hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency, recognizes outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. Applications are open through April 17, 2015.
CURC Webinar Series
This series, hosted by the College and University Recycling Coalition, focuses on waste management, programs, and best practices for higher education institutions. Topics include achieving behavioral change, composting, and strategic planning.
UUSC Human Rights Innovation Fellowship
This fellowship supports projects with the potential to affect systemic change. Grants of up to $25,000 for the individual/organization with the most innovative project. Applications due April 3, 2015.
MassRecycle Student Video Competition
Students have to identify a hard to recycle material, research ways it can be recycled/reused, and create a short video promoting proper recycling/reuse of it. Applications due March 20, 2015.
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Sustainability Sit-Downs
Second Nature’s new weekly video series consisting of twelve interviews and featuring sustainability leaders from higher education and partners.
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.