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Leading the Charge: The University at Buffalo’s Path to Carbon Neutrality

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Leading the Charge: The University at Buffalo’s Path to Carbon Neutrality  The University at Buffalo (UB) is on a transformational path toward carbon neutrality, aiming to significantly reduce its carbon footprint through various climate action initiatives. These efforts range from converting buildings to renewable energy sources to transitioning almost half its campus bus fleet to […]

Second Nature Leads on Climate Programming at the 2024 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)

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Written by Blythe Coleman-Mumford(Climate Programs Manager of HBCU/MSI Engagement and BIPOC Affinity Programming) From May 28th to June 3rd, Cami Sockow and I traveled to the beautiful ahupuaʻa of Waikīkī in Honolulu to attend the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE). Our friend and colleague, Makerusa Porotesano (Mak), who has been engaged with Second […]
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Higher Education Complementarity for Climate Action


Mitigating and adapting to global climate change requires a whole-of-society approach, utilizing resources effectively across all sectors. With its diverse strengths, higher education plays a crucial role in expediting climate solutions. This report showcases varied approaches and actions undertaken by institutions to address climate challenges, emphasizing network designs that identify complementary strengths across institution types […]

Second Nature and Tradewater Partner to Launch ‘1 Million Ton Campaign’ Targeting Refrigerant Management in Higher Education

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Second Nature and Tradewater are partnering to enable the higher education sector to eliminate 1 million tonnes of CO2e emissions by 2030 through the collection, control, and destruction of non-CO2 gases. Refrigerants are potent greenhouse gases. Given their strong global warming potential, Project Drawdown ranks refrigerant management as one of the top solutions for mitigating […]

Reflections on the 2024 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

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The 2024 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit was hosted by Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network in Long Beach, California, February 11-13, 2024. With over 450 attendees, this year’s Summit had the largest-ever turnout in the history of the event! Participants attended 35 sessions and heard inspiring keynote and plenary speakers on topics ranging from […]

Occidental College commits to climate action

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Occidental College has reaffirmed its commitment to carbon neutrality and climate resilience by signing the Second Nature Climate Commitment.