Posts by Second Nature

Universities in Peru Work for Sustainable Future

by Georges Dyer, Second Nature Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to Lima, Peru to participate in an exciting seminar with leaders from universities, government, business, and NGOs on higher education’s opportunity to lead the shift to sustainability. As is the case in most countries around the world, Peru’s energy ministries are working to […]

Second Nature Task Force Urges Transportation Policy Overhaul

by Don Ryan, Vice President for Policy, Second Nature College and university presidents are stepping up to provide leadership on national transportation policy through Second Nature’s 15-member task force, which just released its recommendations to Congress and the Obama Administration. At a Congressional Briefing on April 28, three presidents drew on their institutions’ firsthand experience to highlight […]

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Winona LaDuke – Creating a Just and Equitable Economy

Winona LaDuke spoke this afternoon at the 2nd UNCF Green Building Learning Institute about how tribal colleges and communities are working to create a equitable and just economy.  In order to build their resilience and self-reliance they are training technicians and renewable energy installers, putting up wind turbines and solar panels, and building healthy, efficient buildings. At the […]

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Fun and Financing: A Sustainable Match

by Jim Simpson, Director of Higher Education Energy Solutions, Johnson Controls, Inc. (This article appears in the May, 2010 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer) When it comes to sustainability on campus, people can get excited about the technology (solar panels and wind turbines) and the visible efforts (new recycling containers or Earth Day events).  What’s just as […]

The Country’s Largest Community College District – Representing More Than 260,000 Students – Signs the ACUPCC

by Thomas Williams, Sustainability Coordinator, Scottsdale Community College (This article appears in the May, 2010 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer) On February 17, 2010 Chancellor Rufus Glasper of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.  His signature enables Maricopa’s ten colleges and the district office to […]

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The Case for Reporting and Verifying Your Emissions

by Tymon Lodder, Western Regional Director, The Climate Registry (This article appears in the May, 2010 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer) Reporting your greenhouse gas emissions in a consistent, rigorous and transparent fashion has never been able to yield so many benefits as it does today. With the ability to identify significant cost savings opportunities, […]