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Good news! There is still time to nominate your institution
for a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award –
 the application deadline has been extended to November 30th!


Application is 500 words or less -get started on your nomination today!

Download the application form here


2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards

Second Nature invites nominations for the
3rd Annual Climate Leadership Awards
to highlight campus innovation and climate leadership
to transition society to a clean, just, and sustainable future.

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 by producing a short video highlighting the institutional leadership outlined in their nomination.

Finalists’ videos will be open to the public from March to 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 the Planet Forward Spring 2012 TV special. 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.

Applications are due November 30th, 2011
to acupcc@secondnature.org.

Please email us at acupcc@secondnature.org for more information or a copy of the application.

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By Georges Dyer, Vice President of Programs, Second Nature

(This article appears in the October, 2010 issue of The ACUPCC Implementer)

The ACUPCC

A core concept in the field of systems thinking is that in any system, “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”   The relationships between the components of a system are vital to understanding the system as a whole, and it is impossible to really understand a system by only studying its components in isolation from one another and in isolation from other systems.

This concept is illustrated through the ACUPCC network.  This group of over 670 colleges and universities with top-level commitments to promote education and research on climate and sustainability, and ‘walk the talk’ by pursuing climate neutrality in their operations is poised to have a great impact on humanity’s quest to break our fossil fuel addiction and preserve a safe, livable future. (more…)

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