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:

Powersuite: Learn How Campuses can Identify and Engage in Key Energy Policy

December 12, 2017

Powersuite, a platform developed by the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) tracks and aggregates the latest state and federal policy documents, legislative bills and regulatory issues from 52 state legislatures, Congress, every Public Utility Commission (PUC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Learn how Powersuite can support campuses in understanding how energy policy impact campus climate efforts.


Crossing Sector Series: What Can Higher Ed Learn from Corporate Renewable Strategies – Takeaways from the 2017 REBA Conference

October 31, 2017

In late September, 400 energy buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, NGOs, and utilities convened to identify opportunities to accelerate procurement of renewable energy at the Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance (REBA) Conference. At this 4th annual event, energy buyers were asking questions that many of you may be facing on campus today, including how to get to carbon neutrality, what is the difference between a busbar and hub-settled off-site transaction, and what internal approvals are needed for a long-term Power Purchase Agreement? 


Greenhouse Gas Inventories: SIMAP a new Partnership with UNH

October 4, 2017

The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) newly released Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform (SIMAP) provides a simple and comprehensive online tool for measuring and reporting a campus’ carbon footprint. This webinar will introduce you to the SIMAP’s features, including how users of the Campus Carbon Calculator and Carbon Map can transfer data to the new tool.

We Are Still In – Higher Ed Edition

August 22, 2017

With waning federal support of climate research, climate solutions, and climate leadership, the higher education sector has stepped into a new climate action role through an emerging subnational coalition called We Are Still In (WASI). This coalition has aligned around the climate action goals articulated in the Paris Agreement and as subnational actors, have committed to support these goals together. All signatories in the Climate Leadership Network have ambitious climate goals – carbon neutrality – and will play a central role in implementation of the next stage of development for WASI.