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Find what you need to build, grow, and sustain climate action on your campus.

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 […]

Joining the Climate Leadership Network

Signatory Handbook

Bold commitments to climate action by higher education leaders have a significant impact at their institution and beyond. Presidents or Chancellors must sign one of the 3 commitments to join the […]

  • Commitments

Inactive Signatories

Signatory Handbook

Due to over two years of not reporting and/or being unresponsive to dues requests, the following institutions are listed as inactive signatories. Only active institutions are listed on the Reporting Platform and […]

  • Commitments

Climate Leadership Network Map

Signatory Handbook

The Climate Leadership Network is comprised of colleges and universities across all 50 states including the District of Columbia, who have committed to take action on climate and prepare students […]

  • Campus Leadership
  • Commitments

Carbon Credit & Purchasing Program

Signatory Handbook

Introduction The Carbon Credit and Purchasing Program (C2P2) is an initiative to support colleges and universities in developing and marketing carbon offsets as a way to accelerate their progress towards […]

  • Carbon Offsets
  • Commitments

Examples of Climate Action Plan Structures

Signatory Handbook

Overview of Planning Themes Signatory institutions agree to develop a climate action plan for becoming climate neutral and by which defined thresholds of resilience will be met. This climate action […]

  • Commitments

Carbon Management & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Signatory Handbook

Planning for Mitigation Reducing the output of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most critical responses to climate change, which is why it plays a central role in implementing […]

  • Carbon Offsets
  • Commitments

Measuring Progress

Signatory Handbook

From Reporting to Dynamic Assessment Many will be familiar with the adage: “what gets measured gets managed” (Peter Drucker). It’s a good beginning to many projects, and helps to build […]

  • Commitments

Assessment & Prioritizing Action

Signatory Handbook

Understanding & Assessment A clear evaluation of your organization’s current situation is the starting point from which a planning team can build a successful action plan for responding to climate […]

  • Commitments

Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments Dues

Signatory Handbook

The Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments have been catalysts for rigorous and robust actions on hundreds of campuses and in many communities across the nation since. More than a declaration, campaign, […]

Introduction to Sustainability Planning and Climate Action

Signatory Handbook

From Leadership to Action The model of change that Second Nature supports is that strong commitments by leaders in the higher education sector yield big changes at multiple levels – […]

  • Commitments

Organizing for Action

Signatory Handbook

People & Leadership Organizing for Success An important first climate action planning step is creating appropriate institutional structures for preparing and implementing your plan. Typically, this means identifying participants and […]

  • Commitments