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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Delta College's activities demonstrating its commitment to sustainability are being recognized at a national level.
Second Nature, a nonprofit public benefit corporation that works to accelerate climate action throughout higher education, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have named Delta the winner of the ninth annual 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Award for two-year institutions.
CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois was selected for the ninth annual Climate Leadership Award from the Boston-based nonprofit Second Nature, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
One four-year university and one two-year college are chosen annually for the award, which recognizes innovation and leadership in climate action. To be eligible, schools must sign the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments.
The UI signed the carbon commitment in 2008, and the award is "welcome recognition of the progress we've made in the last decade," Chancellor Robert Jones said in release.
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Marks of Distinction Details List of Awarded Marks Marks of Distinction 2019 Infographic Making Your Mark: Climate Leadership Network institutions lead with Distinctions Marks of Distinction is an initiative for the Climate Leadership Network that recognizes signatories that set high-performance goals, demonstrate and report measurable progress towards those goals and support Network activities. […]
Second Nature highlights the remarkable carbon reduction milestones, renewable energy advancements and Climate Commitment achievements of universities and colleges in the Climate Leadership Network through awards programs. The celebration of climate action successes motivates future progress.
Colleges and universities across the country are being been recognized as climate champions by Second Nature, a non-profit focused on accelerating climate action in and through the higher education sector. Marks of Distinction is a new initiative for the Climate Leadership Network that recognizes a select group of higher education institutions that set high-performance goals and demonstrate and report progress towards those goals.
Today, Second Nature and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Loyola University Chicago and Portland Community College are the recipients of the eighth annual Climate Leadership Awards.