NWF Announces 2011 Campus Climate Fellowship Opportunities!

from Wildlife Promise

0 11/18/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

2008 Fellow, Sarah Mann, teaching children about their environmental impacts

NWF’s Campus Ecology Program is excited to announce our call for applications for our 2011 Campus Climate Fellowship Program!

Since 2000, NWF has awarded over 130 fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices.

NWF Fellowships allow students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects to confront global warming on campus and in the community. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts.

Take a look at some of NWF’s past Fellows’ projects and testimonies:

Emma Mullaney
2005 Campus Ecology Fellow
Sarah Lawrence College, New York

Project: Emma organized town hall forums to discuss the local effects of energy practices and  global warming, engaged campus and community members from the Hudson River corridor and  emphasized social and environmental justice. Sarah Lawrence continues its dedication to  sustainability through the College’s Sustainability Committee.
Emma on her Fellowship: The NWF Campus Ecology Fellowship gave me one of my first  opportunities to take a formal leadership role in political debates about environmental issues  that I was studying in school. It was a formative moment in applying my passions for research  and activism in service of a lifelong dedication to the health of social and ecological justice.

Students at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez plant trees on campus as part of Axel Ramirez Madera's 2009 Fellowship.

Scot Miller
2006 Campus Ecology Fellow
Harvard University, Massachusetts

Project: Scot wrote “The Green Guide to Harvard,” an educational resource on how to create a  sustainable campus. The guide includes sustainable and energy efficient practices for  dormitories, information on environmentally sustainable businesses in the area and listings of  environmental and outdoor-related area events. Harvard continues its campus greening  initiatives through four overarching commitments: a greenhouse gas-reduction goal of 30 percent from FY2006 levels by 2016 (including growth), a university-wide temperature policy  implemented in 2009, sustainability principles and green building guidelines.
Scot on his Fellowship:
I had an incredible experience as an NWF Campus Ecology Fellow. NWF provided the support to  help me make my campus environmental project a reality. Beyond the support from NWF, the  Fellows were an amazing resource; their ideas have inspired my own campus activism beyond  the Fellowship.

Have an idea to improve your campus? What are you waiting for? Apply for a Fellowship today!

Visit www.nwf.org/Fellows for application materials.

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2011