The annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, presented in partnership with USGBC’s Center for Green Schools, recognize innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses in the climate leadership network.
Recipients are selected based on demonstrated advances in innovation, embedded opportunities and student preparedness related to sustainability and climate action. Award winners will be recognized as part of the Greenbuild Leadership Awards Program, which offers a global stage for honorees to share their efforts with like-minded individuals and communities to further their good work.
Second Nature is a national nonprofit that works to build a sustainable and positive future through collaboration with leadership networks in higher education.
Past examples of commitments made by institutions include ongoing pursuit of green building practices; developing a campus culture that embraces local sourcing; alternative transportation methods; innovative partnerships with surrounding communities; and cultivating a sense of individual responsibility among students, faculty and staff. View last year’s winners and finalists.
Nominations are now being accepted from current Climate Leadership commitment signatories. Nominees will be considered based on their commitment to climate neutrality, sustainability education and innovative leadership.
Applications are due April 25, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Finalists will be announced by early June. Winners will be announced by September and will be recognized at the Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Los Angeles in early October.