• Join With AASCU to Expand Climate and Sustainability Actions

    Whether your campus is just starting to consider decarbonization or has years of climate and sustainability planning and implementation, joining with other sustainably focused institutions can help you meet your goals and will increase our institutions’ collective ability to reduce global carbon emissions.

    AASCU’s Committee on Sustainable Development and Second Nature invite AASCU members to join the Climate Leadership Network and become a signatory to The Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments.

    The opportunity gives institutions the chance to receive guidance on climate actions, serve as leaders on the Climate Leadership Steering Committee, share carbon reduction achievements, and connect with other signatories to share case studies and best practices. Signatories also have exclusive opportunities for funding and in-kind consulting services via the Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund and Pro Bono Consulting
    To learn more and hear why other institutions joined, watch the recorded webinar “Value and Process of Joining the Climate Leadership Network.” Please email Stephen Muzzy, climate programs senior manager at Second Nature, with any questions. 

    Additional resources:

    • COVID-19, Climate and Higher Ed: A Panel Discussion”: Exclusive virtual panel discussion with John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; Elsa M. Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University; and Rafael Reif, president, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Keynote Talk: Given by Gina McCarthy, president and chief executive officer of the National Resources Defense Council, at Second Nature’s 2020 Higher Ed Climate Leadership Summit
    • Climate Action Pursuit: A process of learning, planning, acting, and leading on equity and climate on our campuses, in our communities, and across our society and economy