Higher Education Joins Business to Lead on Climate Action

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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:23 pm

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As some express concern about the future of national and global resolve in addressing sustainability and climate change, a powerful partnership of business, education and NGO leaders will convene this February 2017. Phoenix, Ariz., will become the epicenter of the “getting it done” conversation when it hosts the 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit, the fourth annual Sustainability Solutions Festival and GreenBiz17.

This unprecedented gathering with global impact is fostered by partnerships between Second Nature, convener of the largest group of higher education institutions and their senior leadership committed to carbon neutrality and resilience in the world, Arizona State University, the nation’s #1 university for innovation and home to the first comprehensive School of Sustainability, and GreenBiz Group, the leading media, research, and events organization that advances opportunities at the intersection of business, technology, and sustainability.

Second Nature’s 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit will boast more than 200 attendees and feature keynotes by Veerabhadran “V” Ramanathan (University of California at San Diego), Vien Truong (Green For All), Joel Makower (GreenBiz), Col. Mark “Puck” Mykleby (USMC ret.), David Orr (Oberlin College), Tony Cortese (Intentional Endowments Network), Lawrence Krauss (Origins Project, ASU) and more.

The 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit will be the largest gathering of higher education presidents and chancellors commitment to climate action. Staff, faculty and senior leaders from the Climate Leadership Network, which comprises more than 600 colleges and universities in every state and the District of Columbia, will be coming together to discuss campus climate innovation and action, and how to lead as a sector.

All three events will host diverse conversations, strategy sessions, trainings, and working groups focused on applied solutions to the complex climate and sustainability problems facing society.

SOURCE: Second Nature

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