Benefits to Climate Leadership Network members are supported through annual dues, which are leveraged by grants and corporate partnerships.  Similar to other leadership efforts, Presidents and Chancellors pay annual dues from their own office budgets to signal that climate action and is an institutional priority of the highest order. 

Payment Options

1. Credit Card 
Please complete the Payment Form – the form is also found at the bottom of this page, a receipt will be emailed.

2. Wire Transfer
Please refer to your invoice for instructions or contact [email protected] for the account information for ACH/Wire payments. Make sure the invoice number and campus name are included in the memo.

3. Check
Please send a check to: Dues c/o Second Nature: 160 Alewife Brook Pkwy #1182 | Cambridge, MA 02138 – Reference the invoice number in the memo

Honor Society

Special recognition is given to members for their extraordinary contributions – financial and in service – to the Climate Leadership Network through the Honor SocietyHonor Society dues, which are any payment above the amount invoiced, are used to further the reach of the Climate Leadership Network, by funding new resources and initiatives, and by supporting dues for under-resourced schools. Please help grow the impact this year with your participation; select this option when submitting the annual dues invoice, or at any point in the year. See Honor Society List.

Honor Society Distinctions:

  • Valedictorian:  4 x Basic Dues or more
  • Summa Cum Laude:  3 x Basic Dues
  • Magna Cum Laude:  2 x Basic Dues
  • Cum Laude: Beyond Basic Dues
  • Network Service 

Climate Leadership Network Dues 2024-2025

CLN members will be invoiced in May 2024 with a payment due date of Sept. 1, 2024. The size of the institution and the institutional expenses is accounted for in establishing the dues amount. 

Dues payments are required to remain an active member. On behalf of the Network, Second Nature leverages grants and philanthropy to keep dues as low as possible. However, for those with budget challenges, alternative arrangements can be made. Please contact us promptly after receiving an invoice for special assistance.

For all dues related questions please contact [email protected]. For more information see the FAQ including the following:

Dues Payment Table
*Total Expenses: For Private or Public Institutions using FASB the IPEDS variable is “Total Expenses- Total Amount”, For Public Institutions using GASB the variable is “Total Expense Deductions-Current year total”.
**Full Time Equivalent Enrollment: IPEDS variable is “12 month full time equivalent enrollment”  The formula used to convert the IPEDS data to a full-time equivalent enrollment is three part-time students per one full-time student.
 FTE** Total Expenses*   
Over $500,000,000
2 Year Schools
0-1,999 $825 $850 $900 $1,000
2,000-4,999 $875 $900 $1,000 $1,100
5,000-9,999 $1,650 $1,725 $1,800 $1,875
10,000+ $3,000 $3,450 $3,600 $3,750
4 Year Schools
0-999 $866.25 $997.50 $1,050 $1,260
1,000-4,999 $2,310 $2,520 $2,625 $2,730
5,000-9,999 $3,150 $3,412.50 $3,780 $4,042.50
10,000-14,999 $3,570 $3,675 $3,937.50 $4,200
15,000+ $4,462.50 $4,830 $5040 $5,250

System Dues Reduction

Collaboration amongst system members creates increased network value and accelerates progress. In 2017, the Steering Committee approved a system dues reduction to encourage greater system participation in the Network. Institutions are recognized in the Honor Society when paying the regular non-reduced dues rate.

For our purpose, we consider systems to be public statewide organizations of two or more entities, which are led by a district/system office (doesn’t matriculate students or need to report the system only emissions or pay system office only dues) or flagship campus (has students, some authority over other locations, and must report their own emissions and pay their own dues). However each system or district is unique, let us know if the structure needs to be different. We can provide a consolidated invoice if the system head or administrative unit will pay for all their “child” institutions. We can also provide information or a presentation for institutions in your system that may not currently participate and want to learn more about the Climate Leadership Network. Please contact [email protected].

System Reduction Table
Size of System Member % in System to Qualify for Reduction Dues Reduction %
3 or more institutions All are members
dues reduction
10 or more institutions
 More than half but
not all are members
dues reduction



Example: A public statewide system of 8 institutions, lead by an administrative office would get a 20% reduction if all 8 institutions are current members. If instead, they have 4-7 individual members, each member gets a dues reduction of 10%. If they had 3 or fewer members there would be no reduction. However, in each case, we can provide a consolidated invoice to whoever will cover the dues amounts.

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