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


Name Carbon CommitmentClimate CommitmentResilience CommitmentRace to Zero
Kennesaw State UniversityYes
Kenyon CollegeYesYes
Kibuli Core Primary Teachers' College (Uganda)Yes
King's College London (United Kingdom)Yes
Kinsale College (Ireland)Yes
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada)Yes
Lafayette CollegeYesYes
Lancaster University (United Kingdom)Yes
Lane Community CollegeYesYes
Lasell UniversityYesYes
Lawrence UniversityYes
Lesley UniversityYesYes
Lewis and Clark Community CollegeYes
Lewis & Clark CollegeYesYes
Life UniversityYesYes
Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom)Yes
London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)Yes
Loyola Marymount UniversityYesYes
Loyola University ChicagoYesYes
Loyola University MarylandYesYes
Luther CollegeYesYes
Macalester CollegeYesYes
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai Campus (United Arab Emirates)Yes
Maricopa Community College System Office
Massachusetts College of Art and DesignYes
Massasoit Community CollegeYes
Maya Environmental Education & Research Center (Mexico)Yes
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda)Yes
McGill University (Canada)Yes
Medical University of South CarolinaYes
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (Pakistan)Yes
Memorial University (Canada)Yes
Mesa Community CollegeYesYes
Miami UniversityYes
Middlebury CollegeYesYes
Miguel Hernandez University (Spain)Yes
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaYesYes
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeYesYes
Mississippi State UniversityYesYes
Montclair State UniversityYesYes
Montgomery County Community CollegeYesYes
Morehouse CollegeYesYes
Mountain View Campus - Dallas CollegeYesYes
Mt. Hood Community CollegeYes
Mt. San Antonio CollegeYesYes
Naropa UniversityYes
Nassau Community CollegeYes
Ndejje University (Uganda)Yes
Newcastle University (United Kingdom)Yes
New City CollegeYes