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:

Introducing Climate Studies at Minority-Serving Institutions: A Collaborative Effort of AMS & Second Nature

January 23, 2014

This webinar, a partnership of Second Nature and the American Meteorological Society (AMS), aims to promote the importance of basic climate science education at all colleges and universities. Join us for an overview of the opportunities offered by both the AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project and the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to minority-serving institutions (MSIs) nationwide.

Understanding Climate Impacts: Using Tools and Resources to Prepare Your Campus for a Changing Climate

November 20, 2013

This webinar will address questions such as: What are the current impacts, and the plausible climate impacts in the next few decades to century? What is the National Climate Assessment and how were these scenarios produced? Where can the scenarios be found and how can/should you use them? How do the scenarios specifically relate to Higher Education? Download a pdf version of the slides. 

Community Colleges as Living Laboratories of Sustainability

August 28, 2013

Second Nature and The SEED Center invite you to join a webinar for community colleges interested in enhancing campus sustainability efforts, and providing hands-on learning opportunities to the campus community, through integration of the “living laboratory” concept. This webinar will also introduce SEED’s newly published resource, Eight Elements to Building a Living Lab, and feature St. Clair County Community College’s successes in campus sustainability as part of both the ACUPCC and SEED networks.

Smart Adaptation: How Micro Grids Can Aid in Campus Disaster Planning and Energy Management

May 14, 2013

The impacts of climate change on campus operations can no longer be ignored – campuses must ensure their energy and operational systems can survive and thrive in a changing climate. Micro Grid experts agree that power outages from extreme events can be mitigated if the nation’s electrical infrastructure is made “smart.”  This webinar will discuss Energy Reliability and how solutions such as a Micro Grid will lessen the impact of future blackouts.