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Climate Action: Perseverance, Diversity & Passion

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After growing up in a small, progressive town, I don’t think I truly understood the global climate crisis until I was released, aka went to college, from what felt like my bubble. I was shocked, and unpleasantly surprised, about how common daily practices for me, such as recycling, using reusable water bottles or shopping local, […]

San Francisco State University Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings | April 2022

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In collaboration with Second Nature and The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco State University launched a community-based process to assess extreme weather and climate change impacts and to generate and prioritize solutions to improve the resiliency, sustainability, and equity of their community. This report is a summary of their findings. The Workshop occurred as part of […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Climate Leadership
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Resilience

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund-3rd Round

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THIRD ROUND Congratulations to the Third Round Awarded Colleges & Universities! Arcata, California Seaside, California Sacramento, California Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Tucson, Arizona Los Angeles, California Chicago, Illinois Oxford, Mississippicc Norfolk, Virginia cc Media Coverage: cc Thank You to Every College and University that Applied for the Third Round! cc A Tremendous Thank You to our Esteemed […]
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  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Partnerships
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resilience

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We are learning, growing, and committed to moving beyond the land acknowledgement. Reflection We understand the importance of amplifying the voices, histories, knowledge, and lived experiences of communities that have been on the frontlines of multiple devastating crises. In the spirit of the Summit’s theme of fostering “courageous conversations and radical collaborations,” Second Nature and […]
  • Climate Justice
  • Climate Leadership
  • Commitments
  • Resilience

The Future of Academic Research on Climate Solutions | March 2022

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This report, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and produced in collaboration with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Energy Transition Institute, evaluates the current climate research landscape supported by the and highlights key levers to improve the effectiveness of academic research for climate solutions. Researchers compiled and analyzed a dataset of over […]
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  • Climate Leadership

Climate Advocacy Resources

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Resources Are you looking to accelerate your climate policy foundational knowledge? You can use this page as a starting point. We understand that there is a ton of information out there, and that climate policies and initiatives can change rapidly. Which is why when we come across items that we think can help be great […]
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  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Policy

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund-2nd RoundUpdated

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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 […]
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  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Partnerships
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resilience

UIC Celebrates Arbor Day with its 10th straight Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition

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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 […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Climate Leadership
  • Recognition
  • Resilience

Climate Advocacy

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Public policy can either advance efforts to combat climate change, or hinder them.  In Second Nature’s aim to continue to accelerate climate action by leveraging the strengths of the higher education sector, engaging in advocacy in support of green policy initiatives is an important part of that work.    
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  • Partnerships
  • Policy

Advocacy Efforts With Our Partners

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Advocacy Efforts With Our Partners Climate action takes all of us. Which is why we work in conjunction with many of our partner organizations on advocacy efforts. These activities can include everything from providing you with sign-on letter opportunities, information about upcoming policy-focused webinars a partner is hosting, cross-sector advocacy opportunities and more. You can […]
  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Partnerships
  • Policy

Climate Advocacy Letters & Initiatives

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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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  • Climate Leadership
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Policy

NDC Letter April 2021

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