Policy and Advocacy

Bringing higher education's voice to climate policy

Second Nature is supporting campuses on policy and legislative issues that impact climate action goals.┬áPresidents and chancellors have identified local, state, national and international policy as areas where they and their campuses can have an impact while also supporting their own institution’s climate action goals.


If you or someone at your institution is interested in hearing about potential opportunities to engage in policy issues that may impact your climate goals, please sign up for policy updates.


State Policy Opportunities

Second Nature, Ceres, the US Climate Alliance, and others are collaborating to boost cross-sector support on state level climate related policies. Opportunities range from seeking feed back on a particular issue (such as grid modernization) to adding supporting via a sign on letter. Learn more about the issues and current opportunities in statehouses around the country.

Federal/International Policy

Second Nature and its partners are providing information and opportunities on such issues as Federal carbon pricing, municipal planning, state energy policy, and international treaties like the Kigali Amendment to phase-down the use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) worldwide.

Past Policy Engagement

Campus presidents and Second Nature have helped to bring the higher education sector's voice to important climate-related policy issues.