Nine (9) Colleges and Universities Receive Acceleration Fund Support for their Climate Projects

April 21, 2022

$80,000 Total Awarded Across Two Categories

Cambridge, Massachusetts (April 21, 2022) - Nine (9) colleges and universities have been named as the awardees of the Third Round of the Acceleration Fund. Second Nature, an NGO whose mission it is to accelerate climate action in, and through, higher education, announced the awarded schools during the 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit.

The awarded schools are:

● Cal Poly Humboldt (Arcata, California)

● California State University, Monterey Bay (Seaside, California)

● California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento, California)

● Chatham University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

● The University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)

● The University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)

● University of Illinois Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)

● University of Mississippi (Oxford, Mississippi)

● Virginia Wesleyan University (Norfolk, Virginia)

The Acceleration Fund is dedicated to supporting climate action activities driven by colleges and universities. The Fund supports projects that advance decarbonization and/or campus-community partnerships and resilience goals. Second Nature is especially excited to support projects that clearly articulate how the work relates to advancing principles of climate justice and equity.

The Acceleration Fund was first introduced at the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. Funding for this Third Round was made possible by an anonymous foundation.

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