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Second Nature: B&D-Sponsored Pro Bono Consulting Awarded to Six Colleges & Universities To Support Their Campus Climate Efforts

March 20, 2024

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Second Nature, a nonprofit focused on accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education, [recently] announced that six higher education institutions were awarded pro bono consulting services to aid their campus climate projects. Through this initiative, technical and advisory support worth up to $25,000 is given to campuses at no cost to them in two areas: (1) Climate Action Planning (2) Shifting to Renewable Power and Decarbonizing Campuses.

This Pro Bono Consulting opportunity was first announced in Fall 2020, as a new Second Nature Solutions Center initiative. Provided and sponsored by Brailsford & Dunlavey and Coho; two Second Nature partners, 29 colleges and universities have been awarded Pro Bono Consulting Services.

“Brailsford & Dunlavey is committed to accelerating climate action strategic planning through our partnership with Second Nature, and now in its fourth year, we continue to be impressed by the creative breadth and depth of proposals received,” said Dave Karlsgodt, the leader of B&D’s Energy and Sustainability practice group. “Higher education plays a vital role in mitigating the climate crisis through innovative operational advancements combined with expansive, solutions-based academic programming. As a business community partner, we look forward to advancing initiatives to address the planet’s most pressing issue.”

To view the list of recipient schools, and to read the full Second Nature press release, click here.

"The leadership and information from B&D, and the clarity with which they provide it, brings added credibility to the process and ensures that a range of university stakeholders, including senior leadership and our board, are fully informed for – and confident in – their required decision making.”

B.J. Crain, Former Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration
Texas Woman’s University

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