Webinars

Information on upcoming webinars, and past webinars that are available for you to view.

Second Nature works to provide information and resources relevant to the higher education sector when it comes to climate action.  One way we do that is through the diversity of climate topics we (and often with our partners) cover in our webinars.  If you have questions about any of the webinars, please contact us at: [email protected]

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Upcoming Webinars

Thursday,
September 24, 2020
3-4:30PM EDT

Toward Carbon Neutrality in Higher Education: Cost-Effective, Actionable Pathways to a Net-Zero Future

Many campuses are considering the electrification of heating as a decarbonization pathway. Today’s status quo for heating – energy distributed through high-temperature networks – not only is over-designed and costly to maintain but also is basically incompatible with the low-carbon economy. Electrification is a proven route to enable lower-carbon buildings, led by heat pump strategies. Join us for this webinar to learn more. 

Speakers:
Ruth Bennett, Director of Strategic Capital Programs, Tufts University
Bert Bland, Associate Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, Cornell University
JP Drouin, Project Development Director, Ecosystem Energy Services

Comments:
Ms. Catherine Loubier, Delegate General of Québec in New York
Marie-Claude Francoeur, Québec Delegate to New England

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Tuesday,
October 13, 2020
2-3:30PM EDT

TEDxUNEP: Racing to Zero with Higher Education: Acting and Enabling Global Decarbonization

Countdown and Race To Zero are global campaigns to rally leadership and support from governments, businesses, and other institutions for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth. Hundreds of colleges and universities from around the world have committed to the Race to Zero’s goal of Net-Zero by 2050 at the latest. Many have also signed onto interim goals or have committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 or before. The objective of UN Environment Program (UNEP), Second Nature, EAUC, and others are working with campuses worldwide to achieve their reductions and serve as a catalyst for others to take action. This program on October 12th is part of that work.

Presenters:
Michael Drake, President, University of California System (invited)
Joyce Msuya, Deputy Director, UN Environment
Nigel Topping, UK High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26
Education Minister – TBD
Tim Carter, President, Second Nature
Sam Barratt, Chief of Youth, Education and Advocacy, UNEP

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Thursday,
October 22, 2020
2-3:15PM EDT

Sustainable Energy as a Service: Why Campuses Are Choosing to Own the Solution, not the Equipment

Learn how colleges and universities can reduce carbon, improve building health, and improve their bottom line through energy services agreements (ESAs) that focus on sustainability.

Speakers:
Bob Hinkle, President and CEO of Metrus Energy
Greg Simmons, Director of Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure at Guidehouse
Eric Howard, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Second Nature

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