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Eat this dandelion. (flickr | Michael Kappel)

Touching, Smelling and Tasting Nature in North Carolina

7/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me—and the rules of blogging dictate that I must assume you are—you hear ‘Davidson’ and think of former Davidson College great Stephen Curry, a 2008-09 consensus first-team All-American and current Golden State Warrior (If you’re really, really […] Read more >

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Paper Chase: Report Claims Marketplace Driving Improved Sustainability

7/14/2011 // By Max Greenberg

When it comes to sustainability, paper and pulp companies haven’t always been at the head of the class. But according to a new report from the Environmental Paper Network, the industry is improving, partly spurred by changes in the marketplace. […] Read more >

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The Eyes Have It: Study Shows Trading Screen Time for Green Time is Better for Kids’ Hearts

5/20/2011 // By Max Greenberg

We all have a sense that kids nowadays spend too much time indoors, and too much of that staring at screens. As detailed in last year’s NWF Whole Child Report and elsewhere, this leads to kids who are less engaged […] Read more >

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Guest Post: A New Appreciation for Connecting Kids to Nature

5/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

This post was written by Emory University student and NWF intern Jessica Deere. Growing up in a rural town in southeast Missouri, I never realized children could be disconnected from nature. I spent time camping and fishing in nearby rivers […] Read more >

Breakout session at the Young Leaders Assembly (Crystal Webb)

Guest Post: At Young Leaders Assembly, ‘Doers’ Look to the Future of Conservation

4/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Crystal Webb joined the NWF Southeast Regional Center in 2011 as Oil Spill Response Manager.  Prior to coming to NWF she was in management consulting focusing her practice in organizational change management and strategic communications. In her free time, she […] Read more >

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Young, and Leading the Movement to Connect with Nature

4/14/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I hope I can be forgiven for saying that the conservation movement, like any community, can sometimes seem a bit like a how-many-does-it-take-to-screw-in-a-light-bulb-ready clique. I work with pretty much the same people at NWF every day, and patterns emerge over […] Read more >

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The Green Economy Takes All Kinds (Even Business Majors)

3/31/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I almost missed it in a week of big news and early baseball, but this op-ed from Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch brings up a few good points about America’s growing green economy: A few years ago, there was a predicted shortage […] Read more >

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New Life for Old (Recycled) Textbooks, Courtesy of McGraw-Hill Grant

3/30/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me, “recycled textbook” means a big wedge of out-of-date social studies with a full list of made-up names written on the inside cover (Harry Butte? Delightful!). More importantly, it means a chunk of tree-pulp at the end […] Read more >

Greenforce: Leaders Emphasize Community Colleges as Green Jobs Laboratories

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

As the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit continues in Greensboro today, I bring you more constructive nuggets from on-site NWF staffers. Delicious, delicious nuggets. If you’re looking for a one-line takeaway of the event thus far, you could do a […] Read more >

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From the Central NC Greenforce Summit: Super CIP Reshaping Sustainable Programs Statewide

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Intrepid Wildlife Promise blogger Max Greenberg here, stringing dispatches together once more from the frontlines of the green workforce development movement. Today we’re looking at the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit in sunny Greensboro, 2004 inductee into the Department of […] Read more >