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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 …

New Leaders Emerge at NWF 76th Annual Meeting

5/29/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

On May 18th – 19th 2012 NWF staff and Affiliates gathered for NWF’s 76th Annual Meeting at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepardstown, WV. This year there were some fresh faces in the crowd; 7 young professional conservation leaders …

White House Launches Youth Sustainability Challenge

5/10/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

This week, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Youth Sustainability Challenge at the White House. The Challenge opened on May 2 and closes on June 1, 2012, in the lead up to the Rio+20 UN Conference on …

Linking Campus Sustainability to Hands-On Learning at Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

4/19/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

This week marked the 7th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference hosted by the University of Maryland. The Conference brought together directors and staff from sustainability, facilities, health & safety, campus planning and business offices, as well as business partners …

Creating Change Together: the 5th Annual UMACS Conference

9/26/2011 // By Courtney Cochran

This past weekend, the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability, UMACS, held its 5th Annual regional conference, Creating Change Together. The event brought together 180 students, faculty and staff from two dozen campuses in three states: Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa with …

NWF Campus Fellow Working to Help Indiana Colleges and Universities Go Phosphorus-Free

12/7/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

NWF’s Campus Ecology Program and affiliate Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) have joined forces to support Fellow Katherine Wright to help promote IWF’s Phosphorus-Free Campaign within the higher Ed system in Indiana.

NWF Announces 2011 Campus Climate Fellowship Opportunities!

11/18/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

The search for our 2011 Campus Climate Fellows is now under way! In the 10 years since the program began, we have helped over 130 students from across the nation finance projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices.

Campus Ecology blog ranked in “Top 100 Green Blogs for Students”

8/16/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

NWF’s Campus Ecology blog was recently ranked in the “Top 100 Green Blogs for Students” by, a leading online education portal. Sharing the spotlight with other blogs such as Tree Hugger, Grist and World Changing, Campus Ecology is proud to be a leader …

LeadAmerica Students Get a Lesson in Environmental Leadership

7/23/2010 // By Courtney Cochran


Summer of Solutions

6/11/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

As summer heats up students across the country are not slowing down. Once again, this summer, hundreds of youth activists are creating “solutions” in their communities as a part of localized “Summer of Solutions” projects. Summer of Solutions was started …