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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, […]

Completed Resilience Assessments_Updated July 2022

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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.
  • Commitments
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  • Resilience

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

Publications

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

City of Morris University of Minnesota – Morris Campus Stevens County Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings | March 2022

Publications

This report provides a summary of findings that came out of a March 2022 Community Resilience Building process that was hosted by the Morris Community Core Team (the City of Morris, University of Minnesota’s Morris Campus, and Stevens County) and facilitated by The Nature Conservancy and Second Nature. The summary of findings focus on the […]
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  • 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 UIC awarded continuation funding from Second Nature’s Acceleration FundDate: April 22, 2022Source: UIC Today Laying the Groundwork for Climate ResilienceDate: April […]
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  • Climate Leadership
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  • Energy Efficiency
  • Partnerships
  • Renewable Energy
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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

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

Blog Post

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

Pro Bono Consulting

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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 Climate Advisors (formerly CustomerFirst Renewables). Through this service, 16 campuses have received technical and advisory support worth up to $10,000 each to help […]
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  • 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

Campus-Community Resilience Charrette

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.
  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Resilience

Climate Resilience Background

Climate Action Guidance

This resource details general background about climate resilience. Second Nature defines resilience as the ability of a system or community to survive disruption and to anticipate, adapt, and flourish in the face of change. This resource expands on the definition and includes key characteristics of resilience. It also compares resilience to other related movements such […]
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Resilience Prioritization Quadrant

Climate Action Guidance

This quadrant is a tool to help higher education institutions organize potential activities to increase resilience. It can help institutions decide what resilience initiatives to include in a new or updated Climate Action Plan (CAP). There are many strategies institutions can use to organize and prioritize action steps for inclusion in the CAP. The Resilience […]
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