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Audience at Symons's University of Mary Washington presentation earlier this month. Photo credit Julian Keniry, NWF.

What does the 2012 Election Mean for Campus Sustainability?

11/28/2012 // By Sara Gassman

As part of Johnson County Community College’s Sustainability Webinar series, NWF’s Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, Jeremy Symons, addressed a virtual crowd of over 50 people regarding the impact of the 2012 election on campus sustainability yesterday afternoon. […] Read more >

University of New England studied the feasibility of providing a river ferry service for commuters to the Biddeford Campus of UNE across the Saco River. Image credit Dick Buhr.

NWF’s 112 Best Green Campus Projects of 2012

11/28/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Today, the NWF Campus Ecology program announces the addition of 112 case studies to our searchable online case study database. This database, which currently holds nearly 800 case studies, has been a valuable resource to campus communities for 23 years, […] Read more >

Chasing Ice: Climate Change We Can See

11/9/2012 // By Sara Gassman

When you hear the term “climate change,” what image comes to mind? Smokestacks? Bumper-to-bumper traffic on six-lane highways? Wilting crops and flooded streets? If James Balog has anything to do with it, soon enough we will all think of glaciers…glaciers […] Read more >

Climate Literacy in a Time of Climate Silence

10/31/2012 // By Sara Gassman

On October 23, 2012, experts, officials and aficionados on all things education and all things climate attended a Climate Literacy Forum in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the National Center for Science Education, the Alliance for Climate Education and the National […] Read more >

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Fighting Money with Money: Campuses Divest from Fossil Fuels

10/10/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Hey, did you know? There’s an election coming up! Right, right, you knew. Kind of hard to miss that one. But here are a few more things you maybe didn’t know, that haven’t necessarily been advertised every 30 seconds in […] Read more >

Graphic displaying the number of times representatives used the terms "climate change" and "clean energy" on the House and Senate floor over the past four years.

72 Hours to Break the Silence on Climate

10/1/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Here at Campus Ecology, we talk about clean energy and climate change because those issues are important to us personally, and we know that those issues are important to students on campuses. Not only do we talk about clean energy, […] Read more >

Damaged riparian zone at Oberlin College. Image credit Noah Schwarz

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

9/19/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Today’s forecast: 62 degrees with an 85% chance of showers. Put on your raincoat and start singing… Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day… Look at all the puddles forming, and the water rushing down the street to the […] Read more >

A Juniata College student enjoys the bike share program

How Bikeable Is Your Campus?

9/12/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Looking for a new way to travel around campus this year? How about a bicycle?! Bicycles are a super-efficient way to get from your dorm to class in practically no time at all. Surely you were looking for a way […] Read more >

Germanna CC Green Roof

Take a Green-Themed Walking Tour of Your Campus!

9/5/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Do you know how “green” your campus is?  Here’s a quick quiz to find out: How many green roofs does your school have?  (2 points, plus 1 bonus point if you can name the buildings) Do the toilets in your […] Read more >

Shattered Sky

8/24/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Shattered Sky is a new documentary that uses the true story of the ozone crisis to inspire action addressing climate and energy issues. The National Wildlife Federation is the education partner for the film, working with the filmmakers to create […] Read more >