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.

Content on Content Hub

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!
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.
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
Austin Community College is a commuter college that focuses helping their students reduce the impact of their transportation options.
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.
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.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College's SEE Your World initiative focuses on social, environmental, and economic issues and promotes their commitment to global learning.
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.
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.
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.

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