Second Nature Webinar: Climate Services for Your Heroic Campus Goals
May 1, 2019 at 2-3pm ET
Learn first hand from Second Nature staff about our range of climate services to assist your sustainability team as you reach for your climate action goals. Better than one more Marvel movie, this free webinar will provide insightful explanations and tips from our team: a motley crew of climate resource champs humbled by our own awesomeness and here for you. Help us connect with you and with each other to get you the resources and services you need to continue to put your climate action goals to work. We will also introduce SN “Office Hours” to sign up for one-on-one help with our staff. This webinar, we won’t be wearing capes, but you will see our smiling, heroic faces.
Understand and know how to utilize the diverse climate action services Second Nature provides to its signatory schools
Hear from Steve “Carbon Slayer” Muzzy on the updated Climate Action Plan (CAP) form and review the full list of CAPs that have been submitted and are available for signatories upon request.
Learn about and apply a toolbox of resources and templates Second Nature offers for reaching Resilience Commitments aka “Ruby’s Resources” covered by our very own Ruby Woodside
Hailing from Yale and Texas, Will “Yalie Yall” Elmore will cover taking the first steps towards aggregated LSRE procurement– demystify the process and feel empowered to begin at your institution
Upcoming & Archived Webinars:
Financing Energy Projects in Higher Education
January 18, 2019
This webinar from the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Solution Center explores the current landscape for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the higher education sector featuring speakers from Chesapeake College, Michigan State University, and the University of Virginia. Additionally, representatives from the Department of Energy share a recently released higher education energy financing primer.
The Energy Equation: Approaches to Distributed Energy as a Factor for Your Overall Sustainability Strategy
December 14, 2018
Watch 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 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.
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.