2022 Community Conversations Series

In early 2022, the Sustainable Endowments Institute in partnership with Second Nature, announced the 2022 Community Conversations Series.  This monthly peer-to-peer video conference provides an opportunity for sustainability and facilities professionals at higher education institutions, municipal/county/state governments, healthcare institutions, and K-12 schools to make new connections and fosters the sharing of best practices.

How It Works:
 – The topic for each monthly Conversation is determined ahead of time based on voting and community interest.  
 – Each monthly Conversation has a limited number of attendees to encourage all participants to actively engage in the Conversation.  
 – Once each Conversation is over, the recording and call notes will be available (bookmark this page!), whether or not you were able to join the actual call.  

Higher Education Institutions, Municipal/County/State Governments, Healthcare Institutions, and/or K-12 Schools:

Are you looking for a recording and the call notes from a previous Community Conversation?
Scroll down to see the topics of past Community Conversations. Click below to request recordings and call notes for any previous Conversation.

February 2022

Climate Action Planning

March 2022

Communicating Impact to Stakeholders

April 2022

Strategic Energy Planning

May 2022

Green Revolving Funds: From A to Z

June 2022

Creative Ways of Securing Funding

July 2022

Getting Leadership Buy-In

August’s Community Conversation:

When S*** Hits the Fan: Lessons Learned
Thursday, August 25th | 2-3pm ET

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This month’s Community Conversation is an opportunity for participants to discuss instances when the best-laid plans went wrong and ways to prevent history from repeating itself. The discussion could touch upon challenges around communication, budgeting, staffing, planning, project implementation–any areas where mishaps can and have occurred in the pursuit of more sustainable operations, and ways to learn from them.


Mark Orlowski
Founder & Executive Director
Sustainable Endowments Institute

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Steve Muzzy
Climate Programs Senior Manager
Second Nature

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