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Courtney serves as Program Coordinator for NWF's Campus Ecology Program where she organizes the Fellowship, Youth Advocacy and Alumni/Emerging Leaders programs.
October 16, 2013 - A view of the new grass roof at McMillan Hall.  Pictured are Anthropology graduate students Kelsey Nordine, left, and BrieAnna Langlie. James Byard/WUSTL Photos

The Campus Wild, a New Guide from NWF!

9/8/2015 // By Courtney Cochran

As students across the country head to their respective campuses for another school year, they may not realize that in addition to providing students with learning and living space, many college and university campuses provide rich habit for wildlife and …

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Campus Conservation Nationals Celebrates 5th Anniversary

5/19/2015 // By Courtney Cochran

National Wildlife Federation’s partnership with Campus Conservation Nationals hits milestone as 2015 competition inspires college students across North America to reduce their electricity and water consumption. National Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. …

Research groups members in the Chugach Mountains. Photo Credit: Christina Rinas

NWF Fellows, Champions for Wildlife

7/2/2014 // By Courtney Cochran

Since 2000, NWF’s Fellowship Program has supported more than 170 student and young professional environmental leaders working on campus and in their community on sustainability efforts. Of the 170 Fellowships awarded, 55 have focused specifically on protecting wildlife and habitat. …

Students Save 3 Million Pounds of CO2 and 476,000 Gallons of Water during National College Competition

5/5/2014 // By Courtney Cochran

This spring, more than 265,000 students at 109 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada collectively saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity—equivalent to averting 3 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere and saving $196,000—through the Campus Conservation …


NWF Gears Up for 2014 Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference

2/5/2014 // By Courtney Cochran

  Now in its seventh year, the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference will be in Washington, D.C., February 10-11, 2014. As a proud sponsor of the conference, National Wildlife Federation is excited to once again have a strong presence at this year’s …

5th Annual Climate Change Symposium at Northern Virginia Community College

4/26/2013 // By Courtney Cochran

Guest post by Robert Johnson, Sustainability Officer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Robert Johnson joined NOVA in October 2012 as the College’s first Environmental Sustainability Officer.  He is focused on developing a Sustainability Strategy for the College, completing its first greenhouse …

NWF Fellowship Program Grows to Offer Additional Leadership Opportunities for Emerging Leaders

2/28/2013 // By Courtney Cochran

Since 2000, NWF’s Campus Ecology Program has awarded over 150 Fellowships to student leaders at 112 different colleges and universities in 36 states and Puerto Rico; reaching more than 2.5 million students, faculty, staff and community members at the fellowship campuses. Through the …

NWF Emerging Leaders Participate in Outdoor Nation Summits This Fall

12/12/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

Outdoor Nation is a community of Outsiders dedicated to reconnecting millennials with the outdoors. For the third consecutive year, Outdoor Nation has hosted a series of Outdoor Nation Summits to find solutions to the challenges that keep people from getting outdoors. …

300 Youth Activists Break the Silence on Climate Change at SSREC

10/8/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

Cross-posted from, October 7 2012 Blog by Jacquie Ayala, Florida Organizer, Southern Energy Network   Wow. What an incredible weekend. Over 300 young people converged at Florida A&M University for the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference (SSREC) this weekend, coming …

NWF Campus Ecology Releases New Student Guide on Dirty Energy Politics

9/20/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is pleased to announce the release of our new resource, “A Student’s Guide to How Corporate Oil, Gas and Coal Money Influences U.S. Energy Policy”. The guide is designed to take students behind the …