Bridget Flynn (she/they)

Climate Programs Manager

Bridget Flynn is a Climate Programs Manager with Second Nature. In this relationship-centered role, Bridget works with campuses to understand challenges and needs, find solutions, and align Second Nature programming to best serve climate action progress. Bridget also works with corporate and NGOs partners to maintain and cultivate new relationships to serve member campuses and liaise between campuses and service providers to build trust, align expectations, and accelerate decarbonization activities.

Flynn has a decade of experience in higher education sustainability. Prior to joining Second Nature, Bridget was the Sustainability Manager at Oberlin College where she led programs to advance sustainability, carbon neutrality, and resilience. Previous to Oberlin College, Bridget worked at an international wind energy company doing marketing and event planning, facilitated vegan community organizing in Indianapolis, and worked at the Indiana University Office of Sustainability on first year programs. Bridget served the City of Oberlin as a member and co-chair of the Resource Conservation Recovery Commission, two iterations of the Climate Action Plan, and adoption of the Complete Streets Resolution. Bridget has served two consecutive terms on the AASHE Advisory Council on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and speaks nationally on sustainability topics. Bridget is also a National Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program.

Bridget holds a Master’s of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University with majors in Religious Studies and Environmental Ethics through the Individualized Major Program and a minor in Sociology.

Bridget is a longtime vegan and athlete who loves to hike and run trails, climb rocks indoors and outdoors, and explore and appreciate beauty. Bridget can often be found swimming, dancing, talking to strangers, riding motorcycles, listening to music and going to live shows. Bridget is also known for their ineffable fondness for good cookies, ice cream, and sunsets. Bridget is currently based in Rocky River, Ohio, with her cat, Obsidian, and travels frequently.