Upcoming Webinars:

RINGO Pre-COP: Navigating the UNFCCC and COP

November 19, 2018, 2-4pm (EDT)

Join this webinar to prepare for COP24. The presentation will help participants to effectively participate in and observe the UNFCCC COP negotiations from the first day they arrive. Highlighting the organizational and decision-making structure of the meetings, speakers will share tools and resources to facilitate attendee’s navigation of the COP space both in person and online. While this webinar is targeted to the Research and Independent NGOs (RINGO) constituency group, all COP attendees will find it useful.


Archived Webinars:

Ditching Spreadsheets: Track Your Energy Projects Using GRITS

November 9, 2018

Watch this webinar to learn how to incorporate GRITS,  an online platform useful for tracking the energy, financial, and carbon savings data from sustainability projects. It features a library of more than 2,500 projects completed by other GRITS users across the U.S. and Canada. In this webinar, you will learn how to: access the GRITS Dashboard, which displays a tally of investments made and cost savings captured to-date as well as a snapshot of your project portfolio’s energy, carbon, water, and waste savings; use the Project Details page to track project-specific details, including project type, cost, relevant transactions, performance, and measurement and verification; and embed a dashboard of customized project metrics into your institution’s website to share the impact of your projects.

A Finer Future, A Conversation with Hunter Lovins about Higher Ed. Climate Action

October 16, 2018

View this webinar to hear a conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein 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.

Resilience Partnerships and Coordinated Planning

September 17, 2018

View 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.

Resilience Planning: Finances, Funding, and Practice

August 31, 2018

View 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.