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.
Kathy Lindahl currently chairs the National Association of College and University Business Officers Sustainability Advisory Panel. She previously served as assistant vice president for finance and operations at Michigan State University.
Michele Madia is the Director of Sustainability Financing and Policy at Second Nature, where she focuses on financing sustainability initiatives in higher education by working with colleges and universities, as well as with partner organizations and other stakeholders.
Ashka Naik is the Director of ACUPCC Initiatives at Second Nature, where she leads various programs with a mission to advance leadership and institutional capacity of higher education institutions to champion climate action and campus sustainability.