Upcoming Webinars:

Second Nature and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit are partnering to offer a series of three webinars on Climate Resilience Planning

Resilience Planning: Finances, Funding, and Practice

Climate Resilience Planning Series 2
August 23, 2018, 2-3pm (EDT)

Join this webinar to learn about financial considerations campuses can include while planning for increased resilience. Participants will learn how to evaluate their school’s physical risk due to climate change, as well as the risks posed by the rapid transition to a low-carbon economy, and the opportunities presented by a changing climate. Participants will also hear a case study on resilience planning from California State University Long Beach (CSULB), including how CSULB is thinking about funding its work on resilience. This is the second in a series of three webinars on Climate Resilience Planning that Second Nature and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit are offering.

Resilience Partnerships and Coordinated Planning

Climate Resilience Planning Series 3
September 6, 2018, 2-3pm (EDT)

Join this webinar to learn strategies for coordinating campus resilience planning through effective partnerships spanning campus and community. Participants will hear how Tufts University is approaching climate resilience, including alignment with the school’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Portland State University will share examples of effective partnerships around resilience and strategies for developing relationships with community stakeholders. This is the last of three webinars on Climate Resilience Planning that Second Nature and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit are offering.

Other Upcoming Webinars:

A Finer Future, A Conversation with Hunter Lovins about Higher Ed. Climate Action
October 11, 2018, 2-3pm (EDT)

Join Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein, for a conversation about the newly published book, “A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life.” Learn how the principles written about in A Finer Future can help chart the course for your campus climate action. Using examples from sustainability leaders from Bard College’s network of graduate alumni, we will discuss with Dr. Lovins how these principles could be implemented on any campus. The book, released that day, outlines the principles of a regenerative economy, and details a policy roadmap to achieving it.


Archived Webinars:

The US Climate Resilience Toolkit and Higher Education

August 13, 2018

View this first webinar to learn how campuses can use the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, its adaptation planning framework, and Second Nature resources to support local resilience planning. Speakers will introduce the Steps to Resilience from the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, and discuss how this complements the framework for implementing the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. Participants will also learn about the Climate Explorer, which offers downscaled climate information by county within the 48 contiguous states, and how they can use this tool to support their own resilience planning processes. 

Higher Education’s Leading Role in Cross-sector Climate Action

July 12, 2018

For more than a decade, institutions in the Climate Leadership Network have been pursuing carbon neutrality in campus operations, creating new climate solutions through innovative research, and preparing students to solve the urgent climate challenges of the 21st century. But a year ago many schools across the country stepped up to do even more. This webinar will focus on how the higher ed sector has been engaging with government, businesses, and the community to lead on climate.


Pathways to Develop Peer Reviewed or Innovative Carbon Offset Projects

May 29, 2018

The Offset Network and Second Nature are working together to support creative and novel carbon reduction projects implemented within higher education. The Offset Network provides resources, project examples, and a framework for colleges and universities to generate their own carbon offsets. Watch this webinar to learn about the pathways for creating Innovative or Peer Reviewed carbon offsets that qualify for GHG reporting requirements of both Second Nature’s Carbon and Climate Commitments and AASHE Stars.

RECs the Right Way: Report Accurately and Maximize Impact

April 6, 2018

Does your campus purchase or generate renewable energy? Are you confident that you are reporting these purchases correctly? Don’t miss opportunities to make a bigger impact and expand renewable energy purchases in your institutions’ Climate Action Plan. On April 4 at 2 PM EST, get an update on the renewable energy requirements in annual reporting from Second Nature staff and also hear from two renewable energy reporting and tracking experts.