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UIC Celebrates Arbor Day with its 10th straight Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition

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Friday, April 30th was Arbor Day in Illinois and to celebrate, we proclaimed UIC’s tree accomplishments to all 47,000+ faculty, staff and students. We have been recognized, once again, as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution for our efforts in 2020. We put a lot of work into our urban forestry management, and we are […]
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Volusia School News, July 9, 2021

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(Scroll to the second story): Volusia School News, July 9, 2021 For Hometown News 20 hrs ago 0 Extension service hosts 4-H University The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Servcie will host Florida 4-H University, a week-long event for senior 4-H youth (ages 14-18), at the University of Florida. Attendees […]

As Colleges Tackle Climate Change, Technology May Be Central to Their Strategies

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  JUL072021 As Colleges Tackle Climate Change, Technology May Be Central to Their Strategies IT leaders can help institutions understand technology’s impact while applying solutions that support carbon neutrality. by Amy Burroughs Amy Burroughs is an award-winning writer specializing in journalism, content marketing and business communications. LISTEN 06:08 As higher education grapples with the effects […]

SOU lands grant for ‘equity and climate resilience’

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SOU lands grant for ‘equity and climate resilience’ By Mail Tribune staff Updated: Jun 30, 2021 12:32 PM AA Jamie Lusch / Mail TribuneKoko Petitt, left, and Anne Bryan walk through Southern Oregon University on Tuesday. Southern Oregon University’s Social Justice and Equity Center has been awarded a $6,000 grant from a Boston-based nonprofit to […]

Current & Ongoing Funded Research Projects

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Our Current & Ongoing Funded Research Projects Impact of Shifting Federal Priorities of Climate Research Enterprise Partner/Funder: Research Fellows: April T. Burrage BioAnna Goldstein Bio This research project assesses how new federal investments in climate and energy research can have the most impactful results on the academic research ecosystem, and how senior leadership in higher […]

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund-2nd RoundUpdated

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SECOND ROUND Congratulations to the Awarded Higher Ed Institutions!     Thank you to the colleges and universities who submitted applications for this round! A tremendous thank you to the application review committee:Susan Kidd, Agnes Scott College | Kaede Kawauchi, Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) | Terri Taylor, Lumina Foundation | Bre’Anna Brooks, Chesapeake Bay Trust […]
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  • Energy Efficiency
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U of A Receives Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

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U of A Receives Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements June 01, 2021 Photo Submitted The U of A has received a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects […]

Climate Justice Main Page

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This page was developed in partnership with Second Nature's member institutions to help accelerate the work of racial and climate justice in, and through, higher education. “Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and […]
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Climate Justice Pursuit Sessions and Webinars

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February 2021 Milestone For those who joined us at the February Milestone of the Climate Action Pursuit, you can find links to our climate justice-related sessions below by clicking on the link to Sched. For more information on how to register for future Milestones of the Climate Action Pursuit, click here. The Climate Action Pursuit […]
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Climate Justice Working Group

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Join our network of higher education institutions working to accelerate climate justice on their campuses and in their surrounding communities! About Second Nature’s Climate Justice Working Group brings together dedicated and engaged peers from across the higher education sector to: (1) build community, (2) share best practices, and (3) develop new tools and resources. Mission […]

Climate Justice Background and Terminology

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Racial justice and climate justice are inextricably linked. From extreme weather, to air pollution and rising seas, climate change disproportionately impacts communities of color, immigrants, and low-income communities across the United States (U.S.). According to Mary Annaïse Heglar, a climate justice essayist and former writer-in-residence at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, climate change “started with conquest, […]
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