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Second Nature Announces the Finalists for the 3rd Annual Climate Leadership Awards 


Each finalist institution has produced a video that promotes its specific sustainability efforts. In partnership with PlanetForward, all finalists are featured in a public voting competition open now through April 14th, where viewers can vote on the most innovative and ground-breaking institution in each Carnegie Classification. 


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The 2012 Climate Leadership Award Finalists


Doctorate Granting University

Arizona State University, AZ

Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

New York University, NY

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

University of South Florida, FL


Master's Colleges & University

Florida Gulf Coast University, FL

Goddard College, VT

University of Central Missouri, MO

William Paterson University of New Jersey, NJ


Baccalaureate College

Allegheny College, PA

Carleton College, MN

Luther College, IA

Spelman College, GA


Associate/Tribal College

Austin Community College District, TX

Chandler - Gilbert Community College, AZ

Glendale Community College, AZ

Haywood Community College, NC


Special Focus Institutions / Other

Pratt Institute and PALS, NY

SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY

University of California System, CA


Selection of Award Winners 

In May, the steering committee from the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) will select the official 2012 Climate Leadership Award winners. One to two institutions from each Carnegie Classification will receive an award, announced during the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, DC June 21 and 22.   

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