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Policy Engagement Recap

Initiative

2019 – Support for the Kigali Amendment – Companies and higher education institutions call for a global phase down of ‘super pollutant’ hydrofluorocarbons – Ceres and Second Nature garnered support […]

  • Policy

Global Engagement and International Policy

Initiative

Phasing Down HFC’s – A Statement in Support of Kigali Amendment Ratification Overview: Negotiated in October, 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is an international treaty […]

  • Policy

Policy

Initiative

Second Nature is supporting campuses on policy and legislative issues that impact climate action goals. Presidents and chancellors have identified local, state, national and international policy as areas where they and […]

  • Policy

State Advocacy and Policy Opportunities

Initiative

Colorado Clean Car Standards Letter (Winter/Spring 2019) Overview: The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission recently adopted the the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard and will be considering the Zero Emission […]

  • Policy

2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit: Reflections on Action and Impact

Blog Post

By: Georges Dyer, Co-Founder and Principal, The Intentional Endowments Network and Timothy Carter, President, Second Nature After a year of alarming evidence on the urgency of climate change – from […]

  • Campus Leadership
  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Finance
  • Resilience

Cevallos: A call for action on climate change

Media Coverage

One only needs to follow the news to see that the devastating impacts of climate change that scientists have been warning about for decades are now on our doorstep.

The past six months have seen raging fires swallow an entire community in California, Hurricane Florenceinundate North Carolina with three feet of rain, and disruptions to the polar vortex cause temperatures to plummet dangerously low in the Midwest. Outside of the United States, climate change is causing food shortages and creating refugees in many of the poorest nations on earth, which have contributed almost nothing to the problem.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Commitments
  • Cross Sector Partnerships

Delta College sustainability honored

Media Coverage

Delta College’s activities demonstrating its commitment to sustainability are being recognized at a national level.

Second Nature, a nonprofit public benefit corporation that works to accelerate climate action throughout higher education, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have named Delta the winner of the ninth annual 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Award for two-year institutions.

  • Climate Leadership
  • Recognition

2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

Event

The 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit will be held in partnership with the Intentional Endowments Network on February 10-12, 2019 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona. Visit […]

  • Campus Leadership
  • Recognition

UC3 The State University of New York: SUNY on the Renewable Energy Frontier

Blog Post

The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) is an ensemble of research universities that are venturing outside their campuses to connect with local businesses, governments, and communities to accelerate the transition […]

  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy