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Education, Union Leaders in Washington to Support Clean Energy Jobs

3/5/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Union leaders, community college presidents, and members of the jobs training community flocked to Washington, D.C. this week. The diverse group of leaders traveled from 10 states with one common purpose: to encourage members of the U.S. Senate to pass a climate […] Read more >

Actually, Knowledge Is “The Gas of Life”

2/26/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

South Dakota’s House passed a resolution calling for “balanced” teaching of global warming in the state’s public schools. The 36 state representatives who supported HCR 1009 believe that “carbon dioxide is not a pollutant…Many scientists refer to carbon dioxide as ‘the gas of life’”. Read more >

TALK L8R! 2 MUCH TXT-ING, GOING OUTSIDE

1/21/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

The bottom line—families need to Be Out There more than they are. Kids who spend time outside have fitter bodies, better eyesight, less stress, and better grades.
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For The New Year, Pledge A Different Kind of TIME OUT

12/30/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

Let’s make the indoor childhood so ’00s. NWF wants Americans to open the next decade with a new type  of ‘time out’: a New Year’s resolution to spend more of our days outside. The Be Out There campaign invites families […] Read more >

Can Nature Make People More Caring? New Studies Say It’s Possible

12/8/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

The benefits of nature have been widely documented—active time in the outdoors improves classroom performance, gets kids off the couch, and can help prevent children from being “coronary time bombs”, and now new research shows that nature can also make people more caring.
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‘Generation E’ Leading Campus Sustainability Revolution

11/20/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

NWF’s Campus Ecology program has released its anticipated study of Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future, which highlights the unique and critical role college students play in the climate flight. Published just weeks before the international […] Read more >

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

9/2/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME […] Read more >

International Youth Leaders: Make Enviro Education Mandatory

8/24/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

The United Nations Environment Program is currently hosting the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference in South Korea, the biggest-ever youth gathering on global warming. The title “tunza” is a Swahili word meaning “to treat with care of affection.” This […] Read more >

Serving Others by Digging Dirt

1/27/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, some of my colleagues and I took up the call to a day of national service.  Joined by some big names and little students, together we helped clean up Washington, D.C.’s partially frozen Anacostia River. It […] Read more >