Climate Action Planning

The following resources provide support in the planning process, such as conducting greenhouse gas inventories, strategic planning, and reporting.

See also:
Overview & Examples of Climate Action Plans
Cool Campus! How-To Guide for College and University Climate Action Planning
The Implementation Liaison Support Committee
ACUPCC Reporting System

Articles & Blog Posts

November, 2012

Mieko A. Ozeki, Sustainability Projects Coordinator, University of Vermont

October, 2012

Kate Gordon, Director of Advanced Energy & Sustainability at the Center for the Next Generation, and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress

October, 2012

Anne Bertucio, Business & Community Relations Coordinator, Focus the Nation


The greening of academe has been in process for years, as campus after campus takes on a wide range of initiatives, from alternative energy to zero waste. There are lessons here for companies. In this monthly column, Second Nature offers stories and insights from ACUPCC signatory colleges and universities around the United States. Interested in Contributing? Find out how.

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The Implementation Guide is the “handbook” of the ACUPCC, providing more detail on the specific obligations in the Commitment, explaining technical issues related to implementation, and outlining key policies.

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This publication, produced by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), showcases the outstanding leadership and accomplishments achieved by Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in their efforts towards campus sustainability and climate neutrality. Second Nature collaborated closely with UNCF in this publication by sharing an overview of the progress made by MSIs in the ACUPCC network.


August, 2013

Presented by: ACUPCC in partnership with The SEED Center and St. Clair County Community College

This webinar is intended for community colleges interested in enhanced campus sustainability efforts and providing hands-on learning opportunities to the campus community, through integration of the “living lab” concept.. It will also highlight the benefits of joining the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as well as The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

May, 2013

Presented by: Honeywell

The impacts of climate change on campus operations can no longer be ignored – campuses must ensure their energy and operational systems can survive and thrive in a changing climate. Micro Grid experts agree that power outages from extreme events can be mitigated if the nation’s electrical infrastructure is made “smart.” This webinar will discuss Energy Reliability and how solutions such as a Micro Grid will lessen the impact of future blackouts.

March, 2013

Presented by: Second Nature and the Security & Sustainability Forum
February 2013 - September 2013

Second Nature and the Security & Sustainability Forum are convening a free webinar series on the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA). This webinar series will address findings, recommendations, and implications of the NCA, with an emphasis on multi-sector responsibility and collaboration potential.