Our Partners

Partnerships are at the heart of what we do. Without our diverse partners, we wouldn't be a catalyst for change in higher education.

Current Strategic Partners

Second Nature engages with a broad array of corporate entities that share our goals.  By working with us and our member campuses, these partners support the development of a strong green economy and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. 


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Current Funding Partners

Current Nonprofit & Coalition Partners

Through these partnerships, we’re able to provide the higher education institutions within our Network with robust tools and resources, as well as unique opportunities to participate in coalitions and initiatives.

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

Through our partnership with Ceres, our climate advocacy efforts focus on states (plus Washington, D.C.) that Ceres has identified as primary states because of the beneficial legislative climates and real opportunities for policy advancements in those states.
More About Our Advocacy Work. . . | More About Ceres. . .

Intentional Endowments Network (IEN)
In partnership with IEN, we co-host the annual Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. Additionally, this year (2021), we co-hosted the year-long Climate Action Pursuit. Some of the resources we are able to provide to our Network also come from IEN.
More About the Intentional Endowments Network. . .

New England for Offshore Wind (NE4OSW)
NE4OSW is a broad-based coalition of partners from diverse organizations and communities in the New England area, who are in support of increasing clean energy to the regional grid by procuring responsibility developed offshore wind, as one way to help fight climate change.  We are a Coalition Partner.
More About NE4OSW. . .

Partners of the Americas
In 2020, we partnered with Partners of the Americas to convene a group of leaders representing a wide variety of sectors, countries and regions in Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss how higher education institutions could help accelerate climate action. We are currently supporting research to synthesize the initial findings of the initial “Co-Creation Committee,” and supplement these findings with additional research. A final report is expected by December 2021.
More About Partners of the Americas. . .

Race to Zero
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.  We are a partner in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Race to Zero Campaign.
More About Race to Zero. . .

Ongoing Project Partnerships

With these ongoing partnerships, we are able to provide the colleges and universities within our Network with robust tools that they can use on a continual basis in support of their campus climate goals.

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. Second Nature’s partnership with the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) provides all schools within our Network free access to GRITS as a benefit.
More About GRITS. . .

Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Platform (SIMAP®)
The SIMAP® platform helps institutions of higher education track their campus climate action. In partnership with the University of New Hampshire, Second Nature is able to offer the use of this tool to all of the colleges/universities within our Network.
More About SIMAP® . . .

Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchasing Collaborative
The 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. We are an Outreach Partner for the EV Purchasing Collaborative.
More About the Collaborative. . .

Upcoming Conferences/Summits

We are honored to be a partner for the upcoming conferences/summits below. As a partner, we’re able to provide unique, cross-sector engagement opportunities to our Network to augment their campus climate efforts.

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March 2-4, 2022
South Seattle College 
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We are a Summit

We are a Community

*As a Community Partner for WOHESC, we are able to offer a 30% registration discount, here.

Interested in partnering with us on our upcoming events we are hosting/co-hosting? Current opportunities:
Climate Action Pursuit | 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit (website coming soon)
Contact Bridget Flynn ([email protected]) for more information.

Why Partner with Us?

A partnership with Second Nature is a mutually beneficial relationship.

For our Network of colleges and universities, our partnerships give them access to innovation, expertise, unique opportunities, and support.

For our partners, it means the opportunity to have a positive influence on climate change while also delivering on key themes in their own sustainable strategies.

We have a proven track record of working with a range of forward-thinking partners to address global climate disruption and the development of a strong green economy.

Each partnership is tailor-made and aligned with your specific needs. What we can guarantee is that our team will work collaboratively with you to develop an innovative and dynamic partnership, with shared values and lasting impact.

Learn more about the diverse partnerships we have below.

By working with internal experts and external service providers, several campuses within our Network have achieved carbon neutrality.

Our connections to leaders in the higher education sector also create unique cross-sector opportunities for our partners.

Interested in becoming a Second Nature Partner?
Please contact Bridget Flynn ([email protected]) for more information. 
Note: if you are a corporation, we encourage you to first read our Core Principles for Engagement with Corporate Partners before contacting us.