The Climate Leadership Network Affiliate membership is an opportunity to join over 400 institutions leading on climate action in higher education.

Please get in touch with Steve Muzzy, Senior Manager of Climate Programs, to learn more.


Why Become a Climate Leadership Network Affiliate Member? 

  • Member-only registration discounts for the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, the premier annual gathering of higher education leaders committed to addressing inequity and the climate crisis.

    • 20% off early bird pricing for new members

    • Priority consideration for Summit session proposals and presentations 

  • Exclusive eligibility for Climate Luminary Honors, a new program to recognize various climate solutions, from effective decarbonization projects to impactful climate justice initiatives by elevating diverse member campuses leading on a full range of climate actions.

  • Exclusive financial support eligibility, including Catalyst Grants of up to $10,000 per institution to support campus climate action initiatives, including decarbonization, climate resilience, and justice projects.

  • Exclusive access to apply for in-kind services, including Pro Bono Consulting valued at up to $25,000 per institution

  • Access to cutting-edge resources and tools for climate action planning specific to higher education, such as the Solutions Center.

  •  Second Nature staff are on call to provide guidance for implementing climate action on campus and technical support when you decide to report your campus emissions reductions

  • Opportunities to participate in communities of practice with peers from other campuses, including working groups, committees, workshops, mentor/mentee matches, affinity groups, and other offerings

  • Webinars and Publications, including research reports, case studies, and white papers on topics relevant to moving toward carbon neutrality.

  • Opportunities to feature your achievements through Second Nature’s monthly newsletters and social media

  • Discount subscription to the SIMAP® carbon and nitrogen-accounting platform, where you can set goals, analyze your campus emissions, and benchmark your performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to be an Affiliate member?

Affiliate annual membership dues depend on institution type and range from $850 to $5,250*. For colleges and universities outside the United States and its Territories, a flat annual dues is required for participation. Please get in touch with Steve Muzzy for details.

*Annual dues are subject to change.

Can students sign their campus up for an Affiliate membership?

A student group or student organization (student government association) may initiate an Affiliate membership. Contact Steve Muzzy.

Is public reporting required for Affiliates?

Affiliate members are not required to report annual emissions but are strongly encouraged to contribute to Climate Leadership Network data collection in this way. They are asked to provide a qualitative update on what they achieved over the past 12 months of their membership. This feedback is not publicly reported.

Please get in touch with Steve Muzzy, Senior Manager of Climate Programs to learn more about Climate Leadership Network Affiliate Membership