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COP26 Notes: End of COP26 Reflections

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One of the most anticipated COPs – COP26 – has now been over for a few days. Our three Second Nature team members who attended in-person: Tim, Steve, and Noa are all back state-side, and are no longer jet lagged! After giving them some time to reflect on their own COP26 experiences, I followed-up with […]

Solutions Center Media Kit


Media Kit Second Nature’s Solutions Center identity, content, and associated elements were thoughtfully produced.  In order to maintain the integrity of the brand, please follow the guidelines below. For brand integrity questions, please contact Amanda Belles ([email protected]).   Descriptions Solutions Center: Long DescriptionThe Solutions Center identifies carbon and energy reducing activities to support campus climate […]

2022 Community Conversations


2022 Community Conversations Series In early 2022, the Sustainable Endowments Institute in partnership with Second Nature, announced the 2022 Community Conversations Series. This monthly peer-to-peer video conference provides an opportunity for sustainability and facilities professionals to make new connections and fosters the sharing of best practices. How It Works: – The topic for each monthly Conversation […]

Decarbonization key to Western’s net-zero emissions investment goal

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By Mari-Len De Guzman, April 29, 2022 Western’s new Responsible Investing Annual Report outlines strategies towards a sustainable investment portfolio and a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (credit: Western Communications) Western University is accelerating its decarbonization efforts and integrating environmental, social and governance into all its investment decisions, as part of its commitment toward […]

NJIT Pursues a Sustainable Campus, Signs Carbon Commitment

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Published: Thursday, April 28, 2022 NJIT students have many opportunities to participate in biodiversity events throughout campus. On behalf of New Jersey Institute of Technology, President Joel S. Bloom has pledged the pursuit of a carbon neutral campus and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by joining a coalition of college and university presidents to sign […]

University Receives Acceleration Fund Support for Community Projects

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Funding will bolster M Partner efforts in Ecru and Pontotoc APRIL 22, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is among nine colleges and universities nationally that have been awarded funding in the third round of the Acceleration Fund, which supports climate action activities by educational institutions. The awards were announced Thursday (April 21) by Second Nature, […]

Laying the Groundwork for Climate Resilience

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Apr 22, 2022 Campus NewsSustainability With an eye on a warming planet and the North Coast’s future, Cal Poly Humboldt is turning its attention groundward with a new project designed to create a more resilient landscape in the face of climate change. Good for bees and the environment, the California lilac is one of several […]

UIC awarded continuation funding from Second Nature’s Acceleration Fund

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April 22, 2022 The University of Illinois Chicago has been named one of nine colleges and universities awarded funding in Second Nature’s Third Round of the Acceleration Fund. Second Nature’s mission is to accelerate climate action in and through higher education. Third Round grants were announced during the 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. UIC’s $10,000 […]

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund-3rd Round


THIRD ROUND Congratulations to the Third Round Awarded Colleges & Universities! Arcata, California Seaside, California Sacramento, California Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Tucson, Arizona Los Angeles, California Chicago, Illinois Oxford, Mississippicc Norfolk, Virginia cc Media Coverage: cc Thank You to Every College and University that Applied for the Third Round! cc A Tremendous Thank You to our Esteemed […]
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UMN Morris Leads Community Resilience Work in Minnesota

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Author: UMN Morris News Service Publication date: April 18, 2022 The University of Minnesota Morris recently held a Community Resilience Building (CRB) workshop in partnership with Stevens County and the city of Morris. The CRB workshop brought together over 35 individuals from across the community, including representatives from local businesses, public health, nonprofits, and the […]

Setting sights on further reducing environmental impacts, WPI joins Second Nature and signs Principles for Responsible Investment

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Commitments align with university’s sustainability initiatives, targeting progress towards diminishing its carbon footprint and the environmental, social, and governance considerations in investment practices and ownership policies. April 13, 2022 In celebration of Earth Month, WPI is announcing new partnerships to support its ongoing commitments to combating climate change. The University has recently signed pledges with […]

Bentley Commits to Becoming the First Carbon-Neutral University in Massachusetts by 2030

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by Kristen Walsh April 11, 2022 Bentley has committed to purchasing 100 percent of its electricity to power the campus from renewable sources by 2026 and to becoming the first carbon-neutral university in Massachusetts by 2030, according to the university’s new Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. “Becoming carbon neutral is an ambitious goal that requires […]