Collaboration between campuses and communities is fundamental to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the local and regional scale.

A campus is nested within a community and on a larger scale is embedded within a region. There is an inherent economic, environmental, and social relationship between a campus, its local community, and its region, whether it be through attracting talent and increasing intellectual capital of the place, to influencing transportation demands, to water availability. Collaborative and collective planning between city stakeholders and campus stakeholders is fundamental to determining meaningful and aligned sustainability and resilience measures. A growing number of College and University Presidents are signing Second Nature’s resilience commitment. See Second Nature’s Resilience Commitment.