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INSTITUTION | Second Nature
POSITION | President
Tim Carter is the president of Second Nature, a national non-profit with a mission to accelerate climate action in, and through, higher education. As president, Dr. Carter provides strategic leadership for the organization, including a focus on decarbonization activity and climate leadership of the 400+ schools in Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Network and University Climate Change Coalition, the launch of climate resilience, carbon pricing, and large-scale renewable energy initiatives, advocating for climate policy at the state and federal levels, and cross-sector climate activity through the We Are Still In campaign.
Prior to Second Nature, Dr. Carter was the founding director of Butler University’s Center for Urban Ecology (CUE). Dr. Carter received his Ph.D. in Ecology with distinction from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia (UGA) and completed his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife Katy and three children and is an avid coffee home-roaster.
Tim serves on the Executive Committee.