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Amanda worked with the media for coverage of NWF's education advocacy and Campus Ecology work, the Eco-Schools USA program and the president's America's Great Outdoors initiative.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Eco-Schools USA 2011 Acrostic

12/28/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Happy New Year from the Eco-Schools USA team! Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA: Free Tools for Climate and Energy Literacy

12/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Last week, the importance of climate change education was formally recognized at the close of the Cancun climate talks. Parties at Friday’s final plenary session ratified Article 6 of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.  A huge international victory, Article 6 […] Read more >

One Month to ‘Chill Out’ Video Competition Deadline

11/19/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

The deadline for Campus Ecology’s annual Chill Out competition is one month away. Learn how to enter your campus’ video today in this annual competition that encourages innovation and celebrates the solutions to global warming. Read more >

America Recycles Day: Tips from Eco-Schools USA

11/11/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

November 15 is America Recycles Day. On Monday, learn how students all over the country are taking action to reduce consumption and waste with NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program. Read more >

Greenforce Initiative in Texas: Strengthening Pathways to Employment

10/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

On October 28, South Texas College in McAllen hosts the Greenforce Initiative’s first regional summit. Read more >

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Chill Out: Submit Your Campus’ Video Today

10/21/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

NWF is hosting its fifth annual national Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus competition. Enter your video, and you could win one of many prizes for your school. Read more >

Reduce Energy Consumption with Eco-Schools USA

10/8/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Earth Science Week begins this Sunday, a series of events that provides an opportunity to boost energy literacy in the United States. Read more >

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The Greenforce Initiative underway on community college campuses

9/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

With jobs in the country’s emerging clean energy sector growing more
than twice as fast as jobs overall, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have joined forces on the two-year Greenforce Initiative, which will spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in the United States.
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Back to School: Back Outside! Video Highlights

9/2/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Check out this video with Kevin Coyle, summarizing his new Back to School: Back Outside! report about the role of outdoor learning programs and outdoor play time in furthering children’s overall education
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Back to School? Back Outside!

9/1/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

‘Back to School:Back Outside!’ Report Documents How Outdoor Time Boosts Academic Performance
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