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Climate Education Now: Preparation for the Future

Growing up, the concept of anything related to environmental science, climate change, and global warming were things I didn’t hear much about at school or on any social media platforms. But all that changed during my senior year of high school when I took an AP Environmental Science class that opened my eyes to how […]

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True Climate Justice Requires Us to Listen to Those Most Affected by Climate Change

Rule #1 in the social lives of second graders: recess activities are everything. You have the cool kids on the swing set, working to get enough air to land the most epic jump for their audience below. The jocks are usually playing a game of pickup soccer while the gymnasts are either claiming the monkey […]

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Higher Ed Students are Climate Leaders Now

A conversation with Anya circa January 20, 2022, would leave you with very little idea of what Second Nature does as an organization. When friends or family asked me what my new internship entailed, I would reply with something along the lines of “something to do with sustainability in higher education?” In seeing the job […]

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Join the conversation at the Net Zero Forum

The Net Zero Forum is a unique and actionable event designed to accelerate the development and execution of Net Zero strategies. Buyers from large energy customers – including commercial, industrial, institutional (higher education and healthcare), and government – attend as an important step in the journey to reduce the carbon emissions of their organization and […]

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A More Educated Populace as Part of the Climate Solution

Sunday, June 5th, was World Environment Day.  Monday, June 6th, was National Higher Education Day.  You cannot honor and celebrate one of these days, without also celebrating the other, because in order for us to succeed in having a more sustainable and equitable world, we need a livable environment AND an educated global society.    Led […]

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COP26 Notes: End of COP26 Reflections

One of the most anticipated COPs – COP26 – has now been over for a few days.  Our three Second Nature team members who attended in-person: Tim, Steve, and Noa are all back state-side, and are no longer jet lagged!  After giving them some time to reflect on their own COP26 experiences, I followed-up with […]

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COP26 Notes: Day 9 – Transportation Day!

It’s transportation day here at COP26, and I am particularly intrigued by this thematic area. For one, transportation is the leading contributor of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the US, so decarbonizing it is particularly relevant. Second, I’m speaking on a panel on decarbonizing the aviation industry tomorrow, and so I’m hoping to attend as […]

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COP26 Notes: Day 8 – Obama Said “Good to See You” in My General Direction

Okay. I said in an earlier blog post that I didn’t get the appeal of chasing the famous people walking around COP. So, I’m going to sound like a total hypocrite in this blog post. But, here it goes, anyway.  When I heard President Barack Obama was coming to COP, I felt differently. I don’t […]

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COP26 Notes: Second Nature at COP26 – Week One Recap

Three Second Nature team members – Tim Carter (President), Steve Muzzy (Climate Programs Senior Manager), and Noa Dalzell (Climate Policy Associate) – are attending COP26 in-person. To reiterate what we have already said, with less than ten years until 2030 (i.e. potentially the “point of no return”), this may be the most vital COP of […]

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COP26 Notes: Days 6 & 7 – Weekend Recap

It’s Monday afternoon in Glasgow, and I thought I’d start off with a bit of a weekend recap (as well as share what has been going on today). Lots of exciting things have happened since I last wrote, so this should be a fun one.  Where to start? Saturday is actually a hectic day at […]

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