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Second Nature Webinar: Climate Services for Your Heroic Campus Goals

May 1, 2019 at 2-3pm ET

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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

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Upcoming & Archived Webinars:

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.

Ditching Spreadsheets: Track Your Energy Projects Using GRITS

December 7, 2018

Watch this webinar to learn how to incorporate GRITS,  an online platform useful for tracking the energy, financial, and carbon savings data from sustainability projects. It features a library of more than 2,500 projects completed by other GRITS users across the U.S. and Canada. In this webinar, you will learn how to: access the GRITS Dashboard, which displays a tally of investments made and cost savings captured to-date as well as a snapshot of your project portfolio’s energy, carbon, water, and waste savings; use the Project Details page to track project-specific details, including project type, cost, relevant transactions, performance, and measurement and verification; and embed a dashboard of customized project metrics into your institution’s website to share the impact of your projects.