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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Oberlin's commitment to sustainability isn't secluded to a single office or project, but something that's integrated throughout campus from engaging prospective students to the Office of the President. Advancing our sustainability goals has led to... Read More
When Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007, the Colleges cemented both their dedication to a campus-wide effort of environmental sustainability and a more... Read More
Kaua'i Community College has partnered with the local county government to develop an entirely new form of sustainable living center.
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!
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
American Public University System uses innovative building practices to combine adaptive reuse of historic buildings and new construction built to LEED Gold standards.
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
At Portland State University, students don't wait until after graduation to begin changing our world. They start right away on our urban campus—a vibrant, living laboratory for confronting the challenges of climate change head on.
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.
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

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