Webinars

Upcoming Webinars:

The Energy Equation: Approaches to Distributed Energy as a Factor for Your Overall Sustainability Strategy

December 13, 2018, 2-3pm (EDT)

Join this webinar to learn about Distributed Energy Systems (DES). There are a diverse range of technologies to choose from, and the process of taking new ideas from concept to construction can be unclear. DES is an ideal element in a University’s total plan for sustainability and carbon reduction, while offering resilience and control over power consumption.  Second Nature, Siemens Building Technologies, and Arizona State University have come together to discuss an applied methodology on how to transform campus energy management through onsite generation: meeting sustainability goals, while controlling energy use and cost. We will discuss how to align a distributed energy project to the central mission of a University, taking advantage of the ability to bring together research, curriculum, finance and facilities management to meet the needs of multiple stakeholder groups. An applied framework for approaching DES projects will be presented.

 

Archived Webinars:

The US Climate Resilience Toolkit and Higher Education

December 7, 2018

View this first webinar to learn how campuses can use the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, its adaptation planning framework, and Second Nature resources to support local resilience planning. Speakers will introduce the Steps to Resilience from the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, and discuss how this complements the framework for implementing the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. Participants will also learn about the Climate Explorer, which offers downscaled climate information by county within the 48 contiguous states, and how they can use this tool to support their own resilience planning processes. 

Resilience Planning: Finances, Funding, and Practice

December 7, 2018

View this webinar to learn about financial considerations campuses can include while planning for increased resilience. Participants will learn how to evaluate their school’s physical risk due to climate change, as well as the risks posed by the rapid transition to a low-carbon economy, and the opportunities presented by a changing climate. 

Resilience Partnerships and Coordinated Planning

December 7, 2018

View this webinar to learn strategies for coordinating campus resilience planning through effective partnerships spanning campus and community. Participants will hear how Tufts University is approaching climate resilience, including alignment with the school’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Portland State University will share examples of effective partnerships around resilience and strategies for developing relationships with community stakeholders. This is the last of three webinars on Climate Resilience Planning that Second Nature and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit are offering.

A Finer Future, A Conversation with Hunter Lovins about Higher Ed. Climate Action

December 7, 2018

View this webinar to hear a conversation with Hunter Lovins and Eban Goodstein about the newly published book, “A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life.” Learn how the principles written about in A Finer Future can help chart the course for your campus climate action. Using examples from sustainability leaders from Bard College’s network of graduate alumni, we will discuss with Dr. Lovins how these principles could be implemented on any campus. The book, released that day, outlines the principles of a regenerative economy, and details a policy roadmap to achieving it.