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The Three Circles of COP

Blog Post

Tim CarterPresident, Second Nature Inevitably, the first question I’m asked after attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) and a 12 hour flight back to Boston from Dubai is “How’d it go!?” It’s actually a tough one to answer, not only because of the jetlag and exhaustion that comes along with the long days […]
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Forest of pine trees

Reflections on Second Nature’s First Midwest Gathering

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Foster: encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good) Reciprocal: given, felt, or done in return Relationship: the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected Hope: a feeling of trust or a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain […]
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Climate Action: Perseverance, Diversity & Passion

Blog Post

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, […]

U of T sustainability leaders head to Dubai for COP28 climate summit

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Sustainability leaders from the University of Toronto, a member of the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), are among the thousands of world leaders, legislators and climate activists attending COP28 in Dubai this year – highlighting the university’s commitment to advancing sustainability and research on a global scale.
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Climate Justice Main Page – DEIAJ Toolkit

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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 […]
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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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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. Our Advocacy is Focused In […]
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Monthly Policy Updates

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Monthly Policy Updates Providing you with current information on climate policy initiatives and legislation within your state (and on the federal and global levels when relevant) is one way that we are able to take climate action. On the second Thursday of every month, we send out a Monthly Policy Update, and you can always […]
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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 […]
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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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NDC Letter April 2021

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Higher Education Institutions Across the United States Support a Strong 2030 U.S. Climate Target On Thursday, April 8, 2021, a letter from 75 diverse higher education institutions from across the United States – spanning 29 states – was sent to President Biden urging his administration to adopt a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. […]
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Powersuite: Learn How Campuses can Identify and Engage in Key Energy Policy

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Powersuite, a platform developed by the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) tracks and aggregates the latest state and federal policy documents, legislative bills and regulatory issues from 52 state legislatures, Congress, every Public Utility Commission (PUC), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Learn how Powersuite can support campuses in understanding how energy policy impact campus […]
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