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Creighton receives climate consulting award

Mar 20, 2024
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Second Nature, a non-government organization focused on accelerating climate action in and through higher education, has announced that Creighton University is one of six universities nationwide to receive pro bono consulting services worth up to $25,000 to support its climate action projects. 
“As caretakers of the planet and the well-being of the students we serve, we must be authentically engaged in positive, forward-looking initiatives that give students the opportunity to pursue a hope-filled future,” said Creighton University President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD. “We are grateful to be the recipient of this valuable collaboration and eager to be partners in protecting our environment.”
Through this initiative, Creighton will receive technical and advisory support at no cost on shifting to renewable power and decarbonizing campus emissions. Institutions that are Second Nature Climate Leadership Network signatories, affiliates and University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) members were eligible to apply.   
The 2024 Pro Bono Round IV recipients include: 

  • Coastal Carolina University (South Carolina) 
  • Creighton University 
  • Loyola University Maryland 
  • Tulane University (Louisiana) 
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham 
  • University at Buffalo (New York) 

“At Second Nature, we are committed to supporting the innovative climate action projects of our member institutions and the impact they have both on campus and in adjacent communities,” said Tim Carter, Second Nature president.
Creighton will receive consulting from Coho focusing on shifting to and supporting a transition to renewable power. This service includes assessing the institution's energy situation, identifying renewable energy solutions and recommending implementing one or more of the advised energy solutions.   
“As the University thoughtfully considers our unique pathway to reaching carbon neutrality, the pro bono guidance of a consultant group like Coho can help us navigate the dynamic renewable energy landscape,” said Andrew Baruth, PhD, director of Creighton’s Office of Sustainability Programs. “Knowing our potential pathways can serve to accelerate Creighton’s ability to make prudent decisions in the coming years to achieve our carbon neutrality goals.”
"Coho is proud to support the decarbonization of higher education in the United States," said Gary Farha, founder and CEO of Coho, an ERM Group Company.