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:

Ball State University and Chevrolet: New Carbon Credit Methodology and Applicability to Energy Efficiency Projects

August 5, 2014

Hosted by Second Nature, this webinar features a representative from Ball State University sharing their pilot experience participating in Chevrolet’s Carbon-Reduction Initiative using a specially-developed carbon credit methodology. Representatives from Chevrolet shared insights on how this methodology can be used on other campuses, as well as resources for understanding and taking advantage of the voluntary carbon market.

Introducing Climate Studies at Minority-Serving Institutions: A Collaborative Effort of AMS & Second Nature

January 23, 2014

This webinar, a partnership of Second Nature and the American Meteorological Society (AMS), aims to promote the importance of basic climate science education at all colleges and universities. Join us for an overview of the opportunities offered by both the AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project and the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to minority-serving institutions (MSIs) nationwide.


Understanding Climate Impacts: Using Tools and Resources to Prepare Your Campus for a Changing Climate

November 20, 2013

This webinar will address questions such as: What are the current impacts, and the plausible climate impacts in the next few decades to century? What is the National Climate Assessment and how were these scenarios produced? Where can the scenarios be found and how can/should you use them? How do the scenarios specifically relate to Higher Education? Download a pdf version of the slides. 


Community Colleges as Living Laboratories of Sustainability

August 28, 2013

Second Nature and The SEED Center invite you to join a webinar for community colleges interested in enhancing campus sustainability efforts, and providing hands-on learning opportunities to the campus community, through integration of the “living laboratory” concept. This webinar will also introduce SEED’s newly published resource, Eight Elements to Building a Living Lab, and feature St. Clair County Community College’s successes in campus sustainability as part of both the ACUPCC and SEED networks.