Climate Leadership

The Three Circles of COP

Tim CarterPresident, Second Nature Inevitably, the first question I’m asked after attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) and a 12 hour flight back to Boston from Dubai is “How’d it go!?”  It’s actually a tough one to answer, not only because of the jetlag and exhaustion that comes along with the long days […]

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Second Nature Pilots “Buddy Program” with Agnes Scott College and Bennett College

The primary objectives of Second Nature’s Buddy Program are to champion interpersonal relationship building among peer higher educational institutions in the Southeast and to share scalable sustainability best practices that fit the culture and capacity of each institution. Second Nature and Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA) are both invested in building a long-standing active relationship […]

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UIC Celebrates Arbor Day with its 10th straight Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition

Friday, April 30th was Arbor Day in Illinois and to celebrate, we proclaimed UIC’s tree accomplishments to all 47,000+ faculty, staff and students. We have been recognized, once again, as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution for our efforts in 2020. We put a lot of work into our urban forestry management, and we are […]

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UC3 Ohio State University: Cultivating Resilience Research and Engaging Communities

The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) is an ensemble of research universities that are venturing outside their campuses to connect with local businesses, governments, and communities to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. This blog post is part of a series highlighting the climate action work of UC3. Up next is Ohio State University. The Ohio State […]

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2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit: Reflections on Action and Impact

After a year of alarming evidence on the urgency of climate change – from direct experience with extreme weather events to the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – over 300 cross-sector leaders convened in Tempe, Arizona, February 10-12 for the 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. This year’s gathering, co-convened by […]

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UC3 The State University of New York: SUNY on the Renewable Energy Frontier

The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) is an ensemble of research universities that are venturing outside their campuses to connect with local businesses, governments, and communities to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. This blog post is part of a series highlighting the climate action work of UC3. Up next is the State University […]

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