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
New College Lanarkshire (United Kingdom)Yes
New College of FloridaYes
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyYes
New Mexico State University Main CampusYesYes
New York UniversityYesYes
Nigerian Law School (Nigeria)Yes
North Carolina State UniversityYesYes
Northeastern UniversityYes
Northeast Lakeview CollegeYesYes
North East Scotland CollegeYes
Northern Arizona UniversityYesYes
Northern Illinois UniversityYes
Northern Kentucky UniversityYesYes
North Iowa Area Community CollegeYesYes
North Lake Campus - Dallas CollegeYesYes
Northland CollegeYesYes
Northwest Vista CollegeYesYes
Norwalk Community CollegeYesYes
NUI Galway (Ireland)Yes
Oberlin CollegeYesYes
Occidental CollegeYes
Ohio UniversityYesYes
Ohlone CollegeYes
Ontario Tech University (Canada)Yes
O.P. Jindal Global University (India)Yes
Otis College of Art and DesignYes
Pacific UniversityYesYes
Pädagogische Hochschule Luzern (Switzerland)Yes
Palo Alto CollegeYesYes
Paradise Valley Community CollegeYes
Paul Smith's CollegeYesYes
Phoenix CollegeYesYes
Pima Community CollegeYes
Pitzer CollegeYesYes
Plymouth Marjon University (United Kingdom)Yes
Politécnico de Coimbra (Portugal)Yes
Politecnico di Torino (Italy)Yes
Polytechnique Montreal (Canada)Yes
Pomona CollegeYesYes
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)Yes
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile)Yes
Portland Community CollegeYesYes
Portland State UniversityYesYes
Pratt InstituteYesYes
Queen's University (Canada)Yes
Quinebaug Valley Community CollegeYesYes
Radboud University (Netherlands)Yes
Radford UniversityYesYes
Ramapo College of New JerseyYes
Randolph CollegeYesYes