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Where Drawdown solutions and high-quality offsets meet

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Refrigerant management is one of Project Drawdown’s top “emergency brake” climate solutions. Learn from Brown, Duke, and Second Nature partner Tradewater about the role refrigerant management has in mitigation and the high-quality offsets refrigeration destruction can create.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Jessica Berry, the Assistant Vice President in the Office of Sustainability and Resiliency at Brown University, and Matthew Arsenault, the Assistant Director in the Office of Sustainability at Duke University, about climate action at their universities. Jess and Matt will talk through the role high-quality carbon offsets play in their university climate action plans, how they vetted and chose the offsets projects they bought, and how they are collaborating with Tradewater. Tradewater is a B-Corp and carbon project developer who has partnered with Second Nature to enable universities to take action, both on their own campuses and through the carbon market, to mitigate emissions from the world’s most potent non-CO2 greenhouse gases. Ray Rieling, Tradewater’s Partnerships Manager, will be on hand to present Tradewater’s refrigerant inventory, collection, and destruction services and how campuses can partner with Tradewater to develop their own supply of high-quality carbon offsets by destroying legacy refrigerants instead of letting them leak into the atmosphere. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the pivotal role of refrigerant management in mitigating climate change, hard-earned lessons from sustainability leaders in higher education, and renewed clarity on carbon offsets.

Jessica Berry, Assistant Vice President, Office of Sustainability & Resiliency, Brown University
Matthew Arsenault, Assistant Director, Office of Sustainability, Duke University
Meredith Leigh, Climate Programs Manager, Second Nature
Ray Rieling, Partnerships Manager, Tradewater
Eli Etzioni, Partnerships Manager, Tradewater



May 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Second Nature
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