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August, 2014

Presented by: Second Nature in partnership with Ball State University and Chevrolet.

Hosted by Second Nature, this webinar features a representative from Ball State University sharing their pilot experience participating in Chevrolet’s Carbon-Reduction Initiative using a specially-developed carbon credit methodology. Representatives from Chevrolet shared insights on how this methodology can be used on other campuses, as well as resources for understanding and taking advantage of the voluntary carbon market.

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.

November, 2011

Second Nature previews the ACUPCC Progress Report form, shares the process and rationale in creating the Progress Report form and walks through the content and data fields to ensure signatories are prepared to report their progress on their Climate Action Plan.

October, 2011

Presented by Johnson Controls
Panelists: Joe Jacobsen, Director of the Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing & Associate Dean of Environmental Studies, Milwaukee Area Technical College; Jeff Kwiatkowski, Global Enterprise Solution Architect, Johnson Controls.

September, 2010

Panelists: Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, Eastern Research Group, Grand Valley State University, and Cabrillo College.

June, 2010

Panelists: Jillian Buckholz, STARS Program Coordinator, AASHE; Preston Jacobsen, Sustainability Technician, Haywood Community College; Toni Nelson, ACUPCC Program Director, Second Nature; Noelle Studer-Spevak, Sustainability Coordinator, Portland State University.

March, 2010

Introduces signatories to the details and timeline of the commitment, how to access and submit reports using the ACUPCC reporting system, and resources available to support your institution’s climate neutrality efforts. PDF only.

October, 2008

Presented by Johnson Controls: Details solutions to assist ACUPCC signatories in developing an accurate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory.

October, 2008

Presented by Honeywell. This webinar focuses on Clean Air-Cool Planet’s Campus Carbon Calculator, and is particularly relevant to those that are in the beginning stages of planning their GHG inventory. This webinar provides the basics on the most widely used Carbon Calculator tool on University Campuses.

April, 2007

Presenter: Dr. Anthony Cortese, President, Second Nature.