The greening of academe has been in process for years, as campus after campus takes on a wide range of initiatives, from alternative energy to zero waste. What's going on on campus has lessons for companies. In this monthly column, Second Nature, whose mission is to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education, offers stories and insights from colleges and universities around the United States.

The Intentional Endowments Network brings colleges and universities together to how to better make their investments reflect their values.

University of Arkansas and its law school work to pass fresh foods to the needy, reducing hunger without creating a legal liability.

Southern Oregon University puts LEED-certified buildings and other green commitments to extra use with a carbon credit system.

Second Nature's new ARC program works with business and government to integrate decision-making and positive futures.

A behind-the-scenes look at a recent conference aimed at helping universities put endowments to work for the environment.

In Tompkins County, New York, leaders at higher institutions and local businesses have joined forces to tackle climate and energy.

By defining wealth beyond just finances, colleges and universities broaden their value.

A climate commitment database reveals colleges and universities are reporting significant reductions in emissions.

A new guide is helping higher-education endowment managers address environmental concerns. 

Measuring your water footprint is the first step to eliminating risk and saving money.