Initiative (noun): a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem.” Cambridge English Dictionary


Second Nature Initiatives

Second Nature Initiatives are projects and efforts created, launched, and implemented by Second Nature, and continued to be managed by the organization.

Solutions Center

The Solutions Center identifies carbon and energy reducing activities to support campus climate action goals. The objective of the Solutions Center is to help campuses review more quickly the solutions available and to help build a presentation for decision makers to be able to assess and prioritize decisions faster in order to accelerate climate action.
Visit the Solutions Center


Solutions Center: Pro Bono Consulting

An opportunity for colleges and universities who are Climate Leadership Network signatories and/or University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) members to apply for technical assistance through this opportunity. The winners receive pro bono strategic advisory services to help advance their climate efforts at their campus.
Learn More About the Pro Bono Consulting


Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund

The Acceleration Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative cross-sector climate action activities driven by colleges and universities. This is an exclusive opportunity for the colleges and universities who are Climate Leadership Network signatories and/or University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) members.
Visit the Acceleration Fund Page


Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit

Co-edited by Yale University and Second Nature, and contributions from numerous institutions, the Toolkit is a product of the Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group, a collaboration of institutions interested in internal carbon pricing.
Peruse the Toolkit


Carbon Credit and Purchasing Program (C2P2)

C2P2 is an initiative to support colleges and universities in developing and marketing carbon offsets as a way to accelerate their progress towards campus carbon neutrality.
Learn More About C2P2


Partner Initiatives

Second Nature Partner Initiatives are project and efforts that Second Nature is a part of in partnership with others.  

America Is All In

America Is All In (AIAI) – formerly We Are Still In (WASI) is a ramped up call for climate action of more than 3,900 from all different sectors; including higher education.  Second Nature helped to coordinate the original joint declaration. 
Learn More About America Is All In


Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS)

GRITS is an online tracking platform that allows users to track the energy, financial, and carbon savings data from sustainability projects.  Through the a partnership between Second Nature and the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), all Climate Leadership Network signatories have free access to GRITS as a signatory benefit. 
Learn More About the GRITS Partnership


Race to Zero Campaign

Race to Zero is a global campaign to mobilize leadership and support from businesses, higher education, cities, regions, and investors, for a Healthy, Resilient and Fair Zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.  Second Nature is a partner in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Race to Zero Campaign.
Learn About Race to Zero


Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchasing Collaborative

The EV Purchasing Collaborative works to leverage the buying power of U.S. Climate Mayors cities – and now higher education institutions – to reduce the cost of EVs and charging stations.  Second Nature is an Outreach Partner for the EV Purchasing Collaborative.  Page about our partnership coming soon!