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How Second Nature Is Helping to Simplify Climate Action in Higher Education

When communicating about climate issues, the clearer and simpler you can make your message, the better. With that in mind, our Solution Generation partner Second Nature has announced a major name change for their climate commitment initiative, which will make it easier for higher ed leaders to explain and understand what these commitments mean.   Second […]

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Wisdom for My Son: Meet a New Friend on Meatless Monday

As our firstborn prepares to head off to his freshman year of college, he and his friends are embarking upon an extraordinary period in their lives. They have grown into curious, competent, and motivated young adults at a time in history with tremendous educational opportunities. With their varied career and life goals, these young people […]

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Academic Institutions Lead the Way in Climate Solutions

Six higher education institutions were recognized last month for their leadership in educating students about sustainability, climate solutions, and climate adaptation, according to a recent post on Second Nature’s website. Second Nature, a nonprofit that operates the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), presents the awards to ACUPCC signatories that demonstrate exceptional leadership […]

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How Collaboration is Advancing Higher Education’s Climate Efforts

Higher education institutions in the United States are famous for their fierce competitiveness. Colleges and universities compete to recruit and retain the brightest students and faculty, secure significant funding for research and infrastructure, and enhance their reputations. They strive to achieve high scores in rankings, which influence their student recruitment success and national stature.   […]

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Signatory presidents of the ACUPCC pose for a photograph during the opening reception. ecoAmerica Founder and Chairman, Bob Perkowitz is at the top middle, next to Lisa Renstrom, ecoAmerica Board Member.

ACUPCC 5th Anniversary: 2012 Climate Leadership Summit

In March 2007 ecoAmerica and partners AASHE and Second Nature, launched the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. Since then over 675 schools in all 50 states with nearly 40% of America’s higher education students have signed on to measure and report their emissions, take immediate steps to reduce them, and develop and implement […]

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128 New Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Part One

128 New Campuses Complete Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Part One

More than 100 signatory campuses of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), the program ecoAmerica launched with AASHE and Second Nature in 2007, have submitted public greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories since the last update in the AASHE Bulletin on November 22, 2010. (more…)

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America's Greenest Colleges And Universities

America’s Greenest Colleges And Universities

Forbes just released its 2010 America's Greenest Colleges and Universities list, citing six criteria considered, two of which were created by ecoAmerica: the ACUPCC and Princeton Review College Green Ratings.   Read more on who made the list and why in this article by Brian Wingfield. (more…)

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UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Awards 23 Green Planning Grants to Minority-Serving Institutions

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Awards 23 Green Planning Grants to Minority-Serving Institutions

The United Negro College Fund is awarding 23 “green” capacity building grants to “MSI” colleges (Minority Serving Institutions), additionally encouraging them to sign the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a program by ecoAmerica.  (more…)

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