Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network provides colleges and universities a framework to make public commitments to climate action. College and University presidents and chancellors make public, institutional commitments by signing onto one of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments, becoming Climate Leadership Network signatories.

  • Carbon Commitment:  Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality as soon as  possible.
  • Resilience Commitment:  Climate adaptation planning and community capacity building to respond to climate impacts.
  • Climate Commitment:  Integrates carbon neutrality with climate resilience and provides a comprehensive approach to mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.

All three commitments require publicly reporting progress, and creating and revising an action plan.

race_to_zero_logo.jpg Race to Zero - Universities and Colleges - is a global campaign to rally leadership and action in the education sector and is supported by Second Nature, EAUC, and UNEP


NameCarbon CommitmentClimate Commitment Resilience CommitmentRace to Zero
Antioch University New EnglandYesYes
Auburn UniversityYesYes
Augsburg UniversityYesYes
Austin CollegeYesYes
Austin Community College DistrictYesYes
Babson CollegeYesYes
Bard CollegeYesYes
Bates CollegeYesYes
Bay de Noc Community CollegeYes
Bellevue CollegeYesYes
Bentley UniversityYesYes
Boise State UniversityYes
Bowdoin CollegeYesYes
Bowling Green State UniversityYesYes
Brandeis UniversityYesYes
Broome Community CollegeYesYes
Bryn Mawr CollegeYes
Bucknell UniversityYesYes
Bunker Hill Community CollegeYesYes
Butler UniversityYesYes
Cabrillo CollegeYes
California College of the ArtsYesYes
California State Polytechnic University-PomonaYesYes
California State University-Channel IslandsYes
California State University-Dominguez HillsYes
California State University-East BayYesYes
California State University-FullertonYesYes
California State University-SacramentoYesYes
California State University-San BernardinoYes
Carleton CollegeYesYes
Case Western Reserve UniversityYesYes
Catawba CollegeYesYes
Central CollegeYes
Central Connecticut State UniversityYesYes
Central Oregon Community CollegeYes
Centre CollegeYesYes
Chesapeake CollegeYesYes
Claflin UniversityYes
Claremont McKenna CollegeYesYes
Clark Atlanta UniversityYesYes
Clark UniversityYesYes
Clemson UniversityYesYes
Cleveland State UniversityYes
Coastal Carolina UniversityYes
Colby CollegeYesYes
College of CharlestonYesYes
College of Menominee NationYesYes
College of the AtlanticYesYes
College of the Holy CrossYesYes
Colorado CollegeYesYes