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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Chandler-Gilbert Community College's SEE Your World initiative focuses on social, environmental, and economic issues and promotes their commitment to global learning.
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.
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.
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.
Austin Community College is a commuter college that focuses helping their students reduce the impact of their transportation options.
William Paterson University
William Paterson University in New Jersey won a Planet Forward award, thanks to a unique initiative that affects both the environment and its students. By building more “smart” facilities and using electric vehicles, the school is changing the way... 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.
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
The State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Upstate Medical University set out to cut 75% of their campus' footprint. They were able to save $1 million over 20 months by re-processing polypropylene "blue wrap" to cut its use by 23%.
Sustainability at Allegheny College is a community endeavor that is as much about responsibility as it is about fun.

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