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Second Nature Takes Inventory of Their GHG Emissions

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This spring, Second Nature looked to inventory their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their last two fiscal years 2019 and 2020. As a part of my fellowship with Second Nature through the College For Social Innovation, I conducted the inventory as my semester-long project. The thinking behind this endeavor was to not only be able […]

Universities leveraging shareholder power to promote climate action

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Universities leveraging shareholder power to promote climate action Collective effort focused on holding companies in which universities invest, accountable and achieve sustainability goals. BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | MAY 10 2021 With the climate crisis now at our doorstep, several universities in Canada have decided to turn up the heat on unsustainable businesses with a “money […]

Preparing for a Crisis: Colleges have made progress on building climate sustainability. Now they’re looking to build climate resilience.

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  Preparing for a Crisis Colleges have made progress on building climate sustainability. Now they’re looking to build climate resilience. By Lilah Burke May 5, 2021 PHILIP PACHECO/GETTY IMAGES Across the country, many universities are taking a close look at sustainability on their campuses. They are recycling, cutting emissions and changing their purchases. But fewer institutions […]

What is the role of facility management in 2021 and beyond?

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13 MIN READ What is the role of facility management in 2021 and beyond? By Greg Jarboe According to Google, a surprising number of people are asking, “What is the role of facility management?” Well, there’s a relatively straightforward answer, which a lot of facility managers at higher education institutions are probably searching for. And, there’s […]

Colgate Signs Second Nature Climate Commitment

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Colgate Signs Second Nature Climate Commitment By: Daniel DeVries April 29, 2021 As a signatory of the Second Nature Climate Commitment, Colgate has pledged ongoing determination in its work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus and to bolster community capacity in preparation for a changing climate. President Brian W. Casey signed the new commitment on April 22, Earth […]

Universities Must Do More to Address the Climate Emergency

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  Universities Must Do More to Address the Climate Emergency In the face of unprecedented crises, we should be collaborating more with the youth movement to bring about significant and lasting systemic change, Santa Ono and Grace Nosek urge. Santa Ono and Grace Nosek April 26, 2021 DESIGNER/DIGITALVISION VECTORS/GETTY IMAGES Younger generations have been deeply impacted by […]

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Allegheny wants higher ed climate action, social econ change

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Allegheny wants higher ed climate action, social econ change Allegheny College is calling on higher education institutions in the United States to accelerate climate action by tackling intertwined issues of climate, social and economic inequality, and public health. The college has developed a seven-point resolution aiming to decarbonize campuses by transitioning from fossil fuels to […]

SUNY Cortland to receive climate action consulting

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  SUNY Cortland to receive climate action consulting 04/20/2021 SUNY Cortland was one of 10 colleges and universities around the country selected for a pro bono consulting opportunity to help advance its climate mitigation strategies. Second Nature, a Boston-based non-governmental organization that works with higher education institutions to accelerate climate action, provided this opportunity through […]