2012 Climate Leadership Summit

The Climate Leadership Awards
for excellence at signatory institutions of the
American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment


Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards
Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Climate Leadership at Signatory Institutions of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment

Second Nature is proud to be announcing the awards winners of the 3rd Annual Climate Leadership Awards at the 6th annual Climate Leadership Summit of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) on June 21-22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.   

View 2011 Climate Leadership Award Recipients

View 2010 Climate Leadership Award Recipients

The Climate Leadership Awards highlight campus innovation and climate leadership to transition society to a clean, just, and sustainable future, and are chosen from ACUPCC signatory institutions in good standing via a nomination process.

2012 Finalists for Institutional Excellence in Climate Leadership
Up to five awards, one for each basic Carnegie Classification institution type:

    • Doctorate Granting University
      Arizona State University, AZ
      Georgia Institute of Technology, GA
      New York University, NY
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
      University of South Florida, FL
    • Master's Colleges & University
      Florida Gulf Coast University, FL
      Goddard College, VT
      University of Central Missouri, MO
      William Paterson University of New Jersey, NJ
    • Baccalaureate College
      Allegheny College, PA
      Carleton College, MN
      Luther College, IA
      Spelman College, GA
    • Associate/Tribal College
      Austin Community College District, TX
      Chandler - Gilbert Community College, AZ
      Glendale Community College, AZ
      Haywood Community College, NC
    • Special Focus Institutions / Other
      Pratt Institute and PALS, NY
      SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY
      University of California System,CA

    Second Nature is pleased to announce a partnership with Planet Forward, the web to television initiative that asks citizens and experts to share energy, climate and sustainability innovations, to highlight the leadership of the ACUPCC network.  

    All finalists will be featured on the Planet Forward website in Spring 2012 in a public voting competition by producing a short video highlighting the institutional leadership outlined in their nomination.

    Finalists’ videos will be open to the public from March – April 2012, where viewers can vote on the most innovative and ground-breaking institution in each Carnegie Classification. Campuses with the top votes at the end of April will be featured at the Planet Forward conference in April 2012, with one top vote-getter being featured in one of Planet Forward's regular contributions to The Huffington Post. In addition, every entrant will have the opportunity to be featured in one of Planet Forward's weekly webisodes or as a feature in the Planet Forward newsletter."

    More information on the nomination process and awards criteria: http://secondnature.org/awards/