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Help Morris Win Climate Leadership Awards Video Contest

Posted by Jenna Ray on Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014

The University of Minnesota, Morris is a finalist in the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, an annual competition among signatories of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The awards feature a public, online voting component, which is open through April 15.

This year, the award program’s fifth, drew the largest and most competitive pool of nominations to date. Finalists were invited to produce videos promoting their own sustainability efforts. Second Nature is partnering with Planet Forward, a web-to-television initiative that documents energy, climate, and sustainability advances, to offer a public voting competition featuring these videos.

To vote for your favorite video, visit and click on the thumb icon. You can vote once daily on all devices April 1–15. Viewers are encouraged not only to vote, but also to help spread the word about energy innovation.

In tandem with the voting competition, Second Nature will run a feature on each finalist and their video throughout the month of April. Morris will be featured on the Second Nature and ACUPCC websites on April 3 and 18. The Second Nature Board of Directors will choose award winners in late spring. Additonal information is available at

About Second Nature

Second Nature works to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society beginning with the transformation of higher education. Second Nature is the supporting organization of the ACUPCC, a partnership among approximately 680 colleges and universities in every state and the District of Columbia who have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare students through research and education to solve the challenge of the 21st century. Learn more at and