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Climate Action: Perseverance, Diversity & Passion

After growing up in a small, progressive town, I don’t think I truly understood the global climate crisis until I was released, aka went to college, from what felt like my bubble. I was shocked, and unpleasantly surprised, about how common daily practices for me, such as recycling, using reusable water bottles or shopping local, […]

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Climate Collaboration: Advantages for Higher Education Institutions

Hi everyone, I’m Maggie, a current solutions center intern here at Second Nature!  My interest in the environment and climate change really began during my time as an undergraduate at William & Mary. I ended up taking quite a few philosophy courses my freshman year that got me thinking more about environmental issues, which led […]

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Climate Action Efforts Require Passion & Dedication

When I was twelve years old in my seventh grade English class, we were shown An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s documentary detailing the environmental issues facing the planet at the turn of the 21st century. That film was the first time in my life that I had ever heard the words “climate change” or “global […]

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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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