Climate Leadership Awards 2013

Open Dates: 
Monday, April 01, 2013 to Thursday, May 02, 2013

For the second straight year, Planet Forward is partnering with Second Nature to host the Climate Leadership Awards. Second Nature, which seeks to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education, has selected the top-20 climate-related ideas from colleges across the country.

All of Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Award Finalists were asked to create a 1-3 minute video highlighting a climate innovation on campus. We’re asking our online community to select the most innovative.

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, in our television segments on Bloomberg West, 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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In spring 2012, Western State Colorado University student Kyle Brookens pioneered the opportunity for students to make a voluntary renewable energy contribution, in an effort to reduce WSCU’s dependence on fossil-fuel energy, while reducing our... Read More
Bellevue College has instituted a variety of measures to make its campus more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Chatham University
Today, decision-makers too often look to the market or specific technologies for where to begin adopting a more sustainable approach to today's changing world. However, institutions and communities that begin their transformation by first setting in... Read More
Public health is inextricably linked to the health of the planet. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is committed bettering human health through education and research into the causes and potential cures of diseases afflicting the globe...
Single stream recycling typically increases recycling rates 30%. Georgia Tech Housing is moving all resident halls to single stream recycling over spring break 2013. That is approximately 8,500 people!
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Second Nature and Planet Forward are pleased to announce that site visitors and community members have chosen a winner in the voting component of the 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards. After a month-long open vote and a record-breaking... Read More
Glendale Community College
Glendale Community College, home of the Glendale Gaucho, has been decreasing its carbon footprint with traditional and innovative initiatives since the early 1990’s.
ESF is trying to be a showcase in the development of a more sustainable college campus and promote the use of renewable energy resources.
Carleton College is proud to be a Second Nature Climate Leadership award finalist for the second year in a row. Through formal adoption of its Statement of Environmental Principles, Carbon Neutrality Value Statement, and Climate Action Plan,... Read More
A new campus geothermal system and a unique Solar Village of sun-powered homes are among the innovative energy-saving projects at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Missouri S&T is a finalist for the 2013 Climate Leadership Awards.

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