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UIC Celebrates Arbor Day with its 10th straight Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition

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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

Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund-2nd Round

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SECOND ROUND The application period for the second round of the Acceleration Fund has closed, and we are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to all who applied this round! Stay tuned for the announcement of the awardees in June! The Acceleration Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative cross-sector climate action activities driven by colleges and […]
  • 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

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 […]
  • Resilience

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 […]
  • Resilience

Additional Resilience Tools and Resources

Climate Action Guidance

<<Back to Resilience Home This page contains a list of tools and resources to aid institutions in leading resilience workshops and creating plans to increase their own resilience.   Campus Evaluation of Resilience Dimensions The Campus Evaluation of Resilience Dimensions is a checklist to help schools assess the five dimensions of resilience, and complete the Resilience […]
  • Resilience

Engaging Stakeholders

Climate Action Guidance

This resource contains information on engaging stakeholders during the resilience assessment and planning process. Stakeholders from the campus and the surrounding community are essential to the establishment and maintenance of resilience plans. This resource provides examples of important stakeholders from the campus and from the community. It also provides guidance on how to approach and […]
  • Resilience

Indicators of Resilience

Climate Action Guidance

A core component of completing a Resilience Assessment is identifying initial indicators to assess resilience and measure progress over time. Indicators are features or characteristics of the campus and/or community that the school wishes to assess. Indicators may be assessed through a qualitative description, or through quantitative metrics. Metrics are specific values or data points […]
  • Resilience

Strengths, Assets, and Vulnerabilities

Climate Action Guidance

This resource contains information on identifying an institution’s strengths, assets, and vulnerabilities as part of the resilience assessment and planning process. Second Nature recommends beginning the resilience assessment by identifying strengths and assets. Strengths and assets are existing features, capacities, characteristics, and resources that will help a campus and its community cope with climate change. […]
  • Resilience

Future Scenario Visioning

Climate Action Guidance

Envisioning future scenarios can aid campuses in identifying common ground between various stakeholders and creating a positive vision of the future. This can be an important part of completing a Campus-Community Resilience Assessment. This resource provides guidance on facilitating a resilience visualization. Download.  
  • Resilience