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Jen is the Campus Ecology Coordinator for National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program. Jen organizes and engages members in Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming, Campus Ecology's nationwide competition for solutions to global warming. She also works on our Greenforce Initiative, with community college partners in Virginia. During college, Jen studied abroad in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador for a semester. The students lived in grass huts and did research on frogs and spectacled bears. Jen was lucky enough to be present as they released a spectacled bear into the wild and took part in the tracking of it after its release. Jen graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire.

You have the force…

5/10/2012 // By Jen Fournelle

Within you to reduce your energy usage!  UNC Asheville made a flashy video starring Flash, Energy Commander to encourage students to conserve energy during Campus Conservation Nationals.  UNC Asheville had five buildings participate, with some pretty steep competition.  As a […] Read more >

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Campuses Are Racing to a Giga-watt!

1/24/2012 // By Jen Fournelle

In just a few short weeks Campus Conservation Nationals will be kicking off the 2012 competition!  Colleges and universities from across the country are gearing up to compete against each other to see who can reduce the most energy and […] Read more >

Students Are Doing It In the Dark—Are You?

11/8/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

Last year marked the first year of Campus Conservation Nationals—a nationwide energy and resource savings competition. This year, we are expanding and want you to be a part of the fun! Check out one of the videos from schools that […] Read more >

Growing Green in the Valley

5/5/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

Blue Ridge Community College, a partner of the Greenforce Initiative, will host Growing Green in the Valley for agricultural producers, agri-tourism operations, and related businesses and interested individuals on Thursday, May 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Plecker […] Read more >

Chill Out this Earth Day with NWF!

3/23/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

On April 13, National Wildlife Federation will unveil the winners of the 2011 campus Chill Out competition!  These campuses are incredible examples of how the students, faculty and staff at colleges, universities and high schools are leading the way towards […] Read more >

Green Jobs Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

2/24/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

The Department of Labor has announced the Green Jobs Innovation Fund competition to support opportunities in green industry sectors and occupations.  President Obama has called on the United States to have “the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world,” […] Read more >

To Save Resources, Campuses get Creative–and Competitive

11/10/2010 // By Jen Fournelle

Colleges and universities love a good rivalry with another school, whether competing in academics, sports, best food, or prettiest campus — and now, energy and resource savings. Add school pride and innate love of competition to students’ desire to make the world a better place and you get over 40 schools participating in the first ever Campus Conservation Nationals! Read more >

What you need to know before you go back-to-school shopping

8/25/2010 // By Jen Fournelle

As students and teachers ready for the upcoming school year, preparations are made—checking class schedules, figuring out the bus times, mapping out how far your apartment is from campus, and of course back-to-school shopping.  Who doesn’t remember the feeling of […] Read more >

Become Informed, Speak Out and Take Action: Join NWF’s Oil Spill Tele-Townhall Thursday

5/25/2010 // By Jen Fournelle

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the April 20, 2010 explosion of a BP-owned offshore oil rig has put local economies, wildlife and the Gulf’s delicate coastal ecosystem at risk. This could be one of […] Read more >

Virginia Takes on Senators Webb and Warner

10/30/2009 // By Jen Fournelle

This past weekend at the Virginia Powershift Conference, more than 100 students gathered to take part in the International Day of Climate Action. We joined people from over 180 countries and 5200 events worldwide to show our support for climate leadership and […] Read more >