Commitment. Action. Innovation.

Second Nature is committed to accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education.

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Commitment Guidance

The guidance and tools campus leaders need to implement the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments.


Climate 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

University Climate Change Coalition (UC3)

The University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, is a bold new coalition of 15 leading North American research universities that will prototype a collaborative model designed to help local communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.

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2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

The 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, presented by Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network, is the premier gathering of a select group of higher education leaders committed to driving our nation’s climate action.


Honor Society

Special recognition is given to signatories for their extraordinary contributions – financial and in service – to the Climate Leadership Network through the Honor Society.

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