Climate Leadership Awards 2012

Open Dates: 
Friday, December 09, 2011 to Friday, December 14, 2012

All of Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Award Finalists were asked to create a 1-3 minute video highlighting their climate innovation on campus. Our online community was asked to decide who the most innovative campus was. After more than 14,000 votes were cast, we are proud to announce our winner: William Patterson University, of Wayne, New Jersey.

They will be presented with a certificate that denotes their victory at the GW Moving the Planet Forward Conference, on April 17th. As with all groups who submit videos to Planet Forward, every school will have the opportunity to be featured in blog posts on The Huffington Post and National Geographic’s Great Energy Challenge blog, in our pieces on television, in our webisodes, or in other public outreach opportunities.

How do you move the Planet Forward? Tweet us @planet_forward or contribute to the conversation with your own story.

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Spelman College's vision is to build a college that will thrive for the next 100 years, and the way to do that is through sustainability.
This week, Planet Forward is highlighting more of the finalists in Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Awards. Although all very different, what do these school's all have in common? They're producing lean technology to reduce greenhouse gas... Read More
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast University has a 2MW 15-acre solar photovoltaic array, geothermal energy to heat and cool their pools, and a student-run permaculture food forest.
Glendale Community College has been invested in sustainability since 2004, and now features over 30 on-campus "Green Efforts" initiatives.
Planet Forward
Planet Forward was proud to host the video competition for Second Nature's Climate Leadership Award Finalists. Schools from across the country submitted videos and competed to win the title. After more than 14,000 votes were cast, we are proud to... Read More
Students at the University of Central Missouri partnered with the school and local community to launch an initiative that will lower their energy expenses by 31% and free bike rentals.
YOU get a bike! EVERYBODY gets a bike! Being sustainable in a big, bustling city is no easy task, but creating a free bike-sharing program in New York is just one of the ways students at NYU are making the city more sustainable!
Pratt launched the PALS program to work toward integrating sustainability into the art and design education community.
The University of California system has already earned 87 LEED certifications and is saving $32 million annually on its utility bills thanks to energy efficiency investments.
Haywood Community College has demonstrated green building techniques to their local community, is building a LEED Platinum building, and bought EVs for their security fleet.

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