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, […]
This page was developed in partnership with Second Nature's member institutions to help accelerate the work of racial and climate justice in, and through, higher education. “Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and […]
Completing an initial Campus-Community Resilience Assessment is the second step in implementing the Climate and Resilience Commitments. This document compiles a list of schools that have completed their Campus-Community Resilience Assessments. The outcomes from these assessments may be helpful for schools beginning the Resilience Assessment process for their own campuses.
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 UIC awarded continuation funding from Second Nature’s Acceleration FundDate: April 22, 2022Source: UIC Today Laying the Groundwork for Climate ResilienceDate: April […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
Solutions-Oriented Live Virtual Exchanges The SOLVE Dialogue Series was an initiative that was created in partnership with network liaisons and developed as a peer-to-peer platform aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues facing campus climate leaders. SOLVE brought together campus climate professionals – by coming together as a community, sharing ideas, and developing […]
Pro Bono Consulting Opportunity The Pro Bono Consulting opportunity was first announced in Fall 2020, as a new Solutions Center initiative. Provided and sponsored by Second Nature partners Brailsford & Dunlavey and Coho (formerly CustomerFirst Renewables). Through this service, 23 campuses have received technical and advisory support worth up to $20,000 each to help with climate […]
Climate Action Guidance
California State University, Long Beach organized and facilitated a campus-community Resilience Charrette in 2018, based on the Community Resilience Building workshop format. This report outlines the process and summary of findings from the workshop. The workshop included participants from campus and the broader Long Beach community. Download.
Boston, MA (July 23, 2019) -- The University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) today announced a platform aimed at accelerating research on climate change policy across its 20 member universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The announcement occurred at UC3’s inaugural summit hosted by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
The Research for Policy Platform equips UC3 as a collective to research urgent climate change policy issues and provide recommendations for just and equitable outcomes.
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.