The Election & Upcoming Opportunities | Second Nature
A Message From Second Nature President Tim Carter
With the election of President-Elect Joe Biden, here’s what we know:
During their campaign, the Biden-Harris ticket made climate change one of their top focus areas and that remains true as they begin the transition. Their plan includes having the United States rejoin the Paris Agreement, as well as transitioning the U.S. to a 100% clean energy economy and net zero emissions no later than 2050.
Coinciding with this, we (Second Nature) are excited for the opportunity to accelerate our climate efforts in conjunction with the potential work that will be occurring at the federal level, and to do so with all of you.
After all, as we know, climate action takes all of us.
Upcoming Webinars – Still Time to Register!
Climate Projects: Turning Ideas into Actions with the Support of the Acceleration Fund
Thursday, November 12th, 2:30-4PM EDT
For this webinar, sustainability leaders from four of the ten schools that received Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund monies – Agnes Scott College, Central Community College, Colgate University, and University of Pittsburgh – will present information about their diverse climate action/climate resilience projects.
Climate Change Research at COP26 and Beyond
Monday, November 16th, 1-2:30PM EDT
In November 2021, heads of state, climate experts, and campaigners will convene in Glasgow, Scotland at COP26 to reflect on their countries’ progress towards their Paris Agreement goals, and work towards a better future for our planet. This webinar will help researchers understand where their research can be most impactful throughout the COP process, as well as understand how the US and UK academic communities can work together on these important issues.
Leading the Way: Global Universities as Living Labs and Agents of Change for Climate Action & Sustainability
Thursday, November 19th, 1-2:30PM EDT
Climate action and sustainability are growing priorities for universities around the world. Many are responding by developing strong operational sustainability goals and targets, and placing an increased emphasis on teaching and research related to climate change and sustainability. This webinar will explore the approaches that several global universities are taking to transform their campuses and position themselves as change agents in society with respect to climate action and sustainability.
*Exclusive for Climate Leadership Network signatories and/or University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Members*:
Accelerate Your Climate Action: How to Apply for Pro Bono Technical Assistance
Tuesday, November 24th, 2-3PM EDT
An opportunity being sponsored by Brailsford & Dunlavey and CustomerFirst Renewables, Climate Leadership Network signatories and/or University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) member schools are eligible to apply for pro bono technical assistance to aid in speeding up implementation of climate solutions on your campus. Up to six campuses will be awarded strategic advisory services worth up to $10,000 to help them reduce CO2 emissions and reduce costs. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the opportunity.
Join Your Peers to Discuss Carbon Neutrality
The Bumpy Road to Net Zero:
paths to campus carbon neutrality in uncertain times
November 17th-19th, 12-4PM EDT
An opportunity brought to you by the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at Northern Arizona University, to join your peers/experts from colleges and universities who are also on the path to achieving carbon neutrality. Best practices, obstacles, and lessons learned will be discussed. Our very own President, Tim Carter, will give welcome remarks on the first day of this virtual convening.
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