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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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.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College's SEE Your World initiative focuses on social, environmental, and economic issues and promotes their commitment to global learning.
Glendale Community College has been invested in sustainability since 2004, and now features over 30 on-campus "Green Efforts" initiatives.
Dude, the school wants more like buildings on campus like the one we built. In Iowa, students at Luther College are not only working together, but living together in order to make their campus more sustainable. Students created a solar-powered... Read More
Sustainability at Allegheny College is a community endeavor that is as much about responsibility as it is about fun.
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.
Illinois' students approved a student green fee, which enabled them to achieve $12 million in energy savings, decrease energy usage by 19%, and water usage by 16% since 2008.
Carleton has installed two wind turbines on campus and has launched a pilot program for the energy auditing of local residences that students can take part in.
Its mascot might be the Sun Devil, but Arizona State University is using solar energy to make positive changes in its community. They’ve already installed the largest university solar system in the country, giving students an opportunity to learn... Read More
Pratt launched the PALS program to work toward integrating sustainability into the art and design education community.

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