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Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network would again like to thank everyone who participated in the year-long 2021 Climate Action Pursuit! Thank you to our planning design committee, sponsors, host institutions, organizational partners, Second Nature & IEN staff and interns, and all of you who "attended"!  

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Thursday, December 9 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Lightning Round: Campus Highlights from the Climate Action Pursuit

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This hour-long session will be a showcase of ambitious climate goals and achievements that occurred on campuses during 2021. Each presenter will share, in 5 minutes, what they are most proud of and how other participants can take action as well. Experts will also share contact information or options to schedule 1-1 or small group meetings after the milestone, since there will not be an opportunity in this session to take questions or have discussions.

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Michele Madia

Senior Director of Programs and Communications, Second Nature

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Brooke Suter

Principal, Sustainable Leadership to Thrive
Supporting personal resilience in concert with action empowerment to holistically address the climate crisis: As a state or national director for 20 years, Ms. Suter worked in 50 states and federally to build diverse coalitions, empower activists and lead adoption of nationally precedent-setting... Read More →
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John Willis Gardner

Policy & Planning Analyst, Office of Sustainability, University of Milwaukee Wisconsin
John Gardner has served as the Office of Sustainability's Policy & Planning Analyst at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2015, managing sustainability-related data reporting and coordinating UWM’s climate action planning. John develops UWM’s STARS submissions and annual sustainabi... Read More →
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Cindy Klein-Banai

Asst Vice-Chancellor & Director of Sustainability, University of Illinois at Chicago
I founded the UIC Office of Sustainability 13 years ago. My team provides institutional value in supporting sustainability planning, projects, and reporting, while enhancing UIC’s mission of student success, improving public health, and serving the communities of Chicago. The Sustainability... Read More →
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Geri Melchiorre

Senior Director of Investments, University of Illinois System
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Amy Dvorak

Sustainability Director, Lewis & Clark
Amy Dvorak is the Director of Sustainability at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she works to integrate sustainability across the institution through developing cross-school collaborations, broadening relationships with the community, promoting hands-on student learning... Read More →
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Elizabeth Malcolm

Professor and Director of Sustainability, Virginia Wesleyan Univeristy
Elizabeth Malcolm is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Director of Sustainability at Virginia Wesleyan University.  She received her B.A. in Environmental Science from Earlham College and her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University... Read More →
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Martha Larson

Manager of Campus Energy and Sustainability, Carleton College
Martha Larson graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  She began her career as an acoustical consultant for Kirkegaard and Associates in Chicago, advising on architectural acoustics and noise control issues for performing arts projects.  In 2004... Read More →
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Shane Tedder

Sustainability Coordinator, University of Kentucky

Thursday December 9, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EST