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

Charter Signatory Period Open

The Charter Signatory period for the Climate and Resilience Commitments will be open until April 22, 2016. To be included in these inaugural groups, a president or chancellor must sign the Climate or the Resilience Commitment.


American Campuses Act on Climate

In November, the White House launched the American Campuses Act on Climate (ACAC) initiative to amplify the voice of higher-ed in support of a strong international climate agreement at COP21 in Paris. Of 300+ pledgers, nearly 70% were Climate Leadership Commitment signatories.


2015 CLA Winners

Second Nature and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, announced that two academic institutions have been selected to receive the sixth annual Climate Leadership Awards: Western Technical College, and Appalachian State University.


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