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COP26 Notes: End of COP26 Reflections

Blog Post

One of the most anticipated COPs – COP26 – has now been over for a few days. Our three Second Nature team members who attended in-person: Tim, Steve, and Noa are all back state-side, and are no longer jet lagged! After giving them some time to reflect on their own COP26 experiences, I followed-up with […]

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

Pro Bono Consulting

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

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund

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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 […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Climate Leadership
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resilience

Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Press Release

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature to provide the tools necessary to allow universities to collaborate and pool their financial investments, to increase the number of large-scale renewable energy projects in the national grid, and to achieve climate neutrality on more U.S. campuses.
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Finance
  • Renewable Energy

RECs the Right Way: Report Accurately and Maximize Impact

Webinar

Does your campus purchase or generate renewable energy? Are you confident that you are reporting these purchases correctly? Don’t miss opportunities to make a bigger impact and expand renewable energy purchases in your institutions’ Climate Action Plan. On April 4 at 2 PM EST, get an update on the renewable energy requirements in annual reporting […]
  • Renewable Energy

Why Review a Climate Action Plan?

Blog Post

In the time since signatories submitted the first Climate Action Plans (CAPs) in 2009, the return on investment from renewable energy and other technologies has dramatically increased, which could significantly change carbon reduction goals. So, when the new Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments launched in 2015, we advised signatories to review and update their CAP at least […]
  • Campus Leadership
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resilience

Off-Site Renewable Energy in Competitive Power Market States: “Retail Choice” enables the delivery of least-cost renewables

Webinar

Electricity customers in 17 states are able to choose who they buy their electricity supply from. This “retail choice” has become important as campuses look to fulfill their sustainability goals through clean energy supply. Whereas buying off-site renewable energy from your incumbent utility would require the development of a Green Tariff in a vertically-integrated market, […]
  • Finance
  • Renewable Energy

Analyzing Climate Leadership Network Progress

Webinar

Second Nature and FOVEA Services have partnered to analyze the Climate Leadership Networks GHG emissions and reduction targets. This webinar will share the data analysis findings, highlight campus efforts, and discuss next steps for moving closer to eliminating campus operational GHG emissions.
  • Renewable Energy

Does Location Matter When Selecting an Off-site Renewable Project?

Publications

A statistics-driven look into why project location impacts the ability to hedge against rising electricity costs. This technical brief explores the impact of a renewable project’s location relative to the location of a campus’s load in hedging against rising electricity costs.
  • Finance
  • Renewable Energy