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 […]
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 […]
Advocacy Letters & Initiatives Below you will find information on, and copies of, letters and initiatives that Second Nature implemented solo or in conjunction with some of our partners and other organizations. Note that information on the general advocacy letter sign-on opportunities we have shared out to you on behalf of many of our partners, […]
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Pro Bono Consulting Opportunity Congratulations to the following colleges and universities who were awarded pro bono consulting! Climate Action Planning:Carleton College (Northfield, MN) Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) State University of New York: SUNY Cortland (Cortland, NY) and University at Albany (Albany, NY) The University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) The University of the […]
Round One Information Congratulations to the Following Round One Winners: Agnes Scott CollegeDecatur, GA Bard CollegeAnnandale-on-Hudson, NY California State University, ChicoChico, CA Central Community CollegeGrand Island, NE Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY Institute of American Indian ArtsSanta Fe, NM The University of ArizonaTucson, AZ University at Albany – State University of New YorkAlbany, NY University of […]
UC3 convened subject matter experts from across North America to discuss Higher Education's Role in Advancing Carbon Pricing. This preliminary brief includes a menu of options for college and university leaders who want to engage on this issue internally on their campuses or externally with cross-sector partners.
The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) is an ensemble of research universities that are venturing outside their campuses to connect with local businesses, governments, and communities to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. This blog post is part of a series highlighting the climate action work of UC3. Up next is Washington University in St. Louis. Washington […]
California State University Northridge (CSUN) installed a 850 gallon water cistern during the summer of 2018 at the Chicano House on campus. The water captured in this cistern will supplement irrigation water used at the Chicano House’s food and medicine garden. The cistern also offers the opportunity for campus and the surrounding community to learn about water conservation, water rights and privatization of water, environmental and social justice, and food gardening.
This white paper by Siemens, a Second Nature partner, explores in detail how improvements in energy efficiency on campuses, such as microgrids and local renewables, can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and lower energy costs.
View this webinar to hear a conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein about the newly published book, “A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life.” Learn how the principles written about in A Finer Future can help chart the course for your campus climate action. Using examples from sustainability leaders from Bard […]
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 through research and education to solve the challenges of the 21st century.