Paine College Welcomes Second Nature Education for Sustainability Group

Posted by lsuggs | 09/23/2013 11:51 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Second Nature’s American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) team will be on the campus of Paine College on September 23-24, 2013.  Second Nature has partnered with The Kresge Foundation to conduct workshops on the campus of Paine College to work with attendees interested in sustainability and to provide capacity-building support for sustainability projects.

During this visit, Second Nature will conduct workshops to help students, faculty and staff calculate the Paine College campus carbon footprint and to begin developing a Climate Action Plan that will introduce means of reducing the campus carbon footprint.

Since 1993, Second Nature has worked with over 4,000 faculty and administrators at more than 500 colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability fundamental to every aspect of higher education. Second Nature’s successes include advancing Education for Sustainability (EFS) networks at the state, regional, and national levels; and conducting a multi-million dollar, ten-year advocacy and outreach effort that was instrumental in launching the higher education EFS movement.

"This visit introduces our students to this culture of environmental sustainability and puts us at a level playing field with other schools,” stated Gabriel Swenson, Assistant Professor of Biology.

For more information on Paine College, please visit or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or

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SEPTEMBER 23-24 2013

***Workshops listed in bold with italics will be held in Walker Science Building (1st Floor Davis-Richart Lecture Hall).  All other events will be held in Candler Memorial Library (2nd Floor Conference Room). 

     9am – 9:15am             Meet with President George C. Bradley & Implementation Liaisons (IL)
     915am – 930am           Meet with Dr. Samuel Sullivan (Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs)
     9:30am – 10:15am       Meet with IL – Strategic Campus Visit (optional)
     10:15am – 10:30am     Morning Break
     10:30am – 11am          Why Reporting?  The ACUPCC and Importance of Reporting
     11am – 12pm              The Reporting System: Training Videos for Reporting
     12pm – 1pm                Lunch Break
     1pm – 2pm                  Conducting a Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory
     2pm – 3pm                  GHG Inventory Workshop: Campus Carbon Calculator(CCC)

     3pm – 3:30pm              Afternoon Break
     3:30pm – 4pm              GHG Inventory Workshop: Using the CCC
     4pm – 5pm                   Workshop: Develop Inventory and Reporting Work Plan

     9am – 10:15am           Campus Case Studies       
     10:15am – 10:30am     Morning Break
     10:30am – 11am          Components of a Climate Action Plan (CAP)
     11am – 11:15am          CAP Case Studies
     11:15am – 12pm          Strategies for Developing a Successful CAP
     12pm – 1pm                 Lunch Break
     1pm – 3pm                  CAP Workshop: Develop CAP Structure
     3pm – 3:30pm             Afternoon Break
     3:30pm – 4:30pm        Finalize CAP, Inventory and Reporting Work Plan  
     4:30pm – 5pm             Presentation of Work Plan to the President (time permitting)