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

Save the Date: 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit

Join Second Nature from February 13-15, 2017 in Tempe, AZ to celebrate 10 years of Climate Leadership by higher education. The 2017 Summit is designed for campus sustainability teams, including specialized content for presidents, faculty, and staff.


2016 Climate Leadership Awards

Nominations are being accepted from 2-Year institutions that are current Climate Leadership Commitment signatories. Applications are due May 9, 2016 3:00pm ET (12:00 pm PT). Nominations are now closed for 4-year institutions. Thank you to our applicants


Charter Climate Commitment Signatories

We are excited to announce that 91 colleges and universities across the United States have signed the Climate Commitment, expanding their carbon neutrality work by adding resilience targets. These institutions are now the Charter Signatories of the Climate Commitment.


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