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2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit


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



Second Nature has partnered with Ceres and the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) to support and engage campuses on policy and legislative issues that impact climate action goals. Presidents and Chancellors […]

  • Policy

The US Climate Resilience Toolkit and Higher Education


View this first webinar to learn how campuses can use the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, its adaptation planning framework, and Second Nature resources to support local resilience planning. Speakers will […]

Resilience Planning: Finances, Funding, and Practice


View this webinar to learn about financial considerations campuses can include while planning for increased resilience. Participants will learn how to evaluate their school’s physical risk due to climate change, […]

Resilience Partnerships and Coordinated Planning


View this webinar to learn strategies for coordinating campus resilience planning through effective partnerships spanning campus and community. Participants will hear how Tufts University is approaching climate resilience, including alignment […]

  • Resilience

RINGO Pre-COP: Navigating the UNFCCC and COP


This webinar was put together to help participants navigate the UNFCCC and COP24. View the presentation to learn how to effectively participate in and observe the UNFCCC COP negotiations in […]

2017-18 Impact Report


Our Impact Report for the year 2017-18 (PDF format) 2017-18_SecondNature_ImpactReport

Guidance for Resilience Planning

Climate Action Guidance

Introduction This diagram outlines the key steps in Second Nature’s framework for resilience planning. See the Commitments Implementation Handbook for an example timeline for completing these steps for the Climate or Resilience Commitment. […]

  • Resilience

Campus Resilience Challenge


This report summarizes the forum’s findings in the context of a broader effort to build strong and connected communities and provides a roadmap for future collaboration in advancing campus resilience across the region.

  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Resilience

Campus-Wide Performance

Signatory Handbook

This funding opportunity is open to all U.S. universities and colleges. Projects can readily determine their eligibility for campus wide project reductions based on CO2 emission profiles that have already […]