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Habitat restoration and conservation, how students and staff are protecting space for wildlife at 3 U.S. campuses

12/13/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the third in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Davidson College in […] Read more >

3 Campuses make greener transportation a priority – Appalachian State, U of Chicago, and U Mass Amherst

12/5/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the second in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Colleges and universities […] Read more >

Growing On Campus: 4 Sustainable Gardens at American Colleges & Universities

11/22/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the first in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Campuses nationwide are […] Read more >

NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College

11/21/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology staff, Jen Fournelle and Kristy Jones, toured Germanna Community College’s new green academic facility, still under construction, in early November. The new building located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus is scheduled for completion in March 2012; […] Read more >

The RePaper Challenge Spurs Campuses to Reach 75% Paper Recovery Rate by 2015

11/9/2011 // By Kristy Jones

With the start of a new school year, a growing coalition of sustainability and recycling organizations, including National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology Program, is engaging with North American campuses to help them boost recycling by tracking and improving their […] Read more >

Join NWF for Tar Sands Rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 6th

10/28/2011 // By Kristy Jones

On November 6th, thousands of people will encircle the White House to send a peaceful and lawful message urging the President to reject the Keystone XL pipeline–which would bring nearly one million barrels per day of dirty tar sands oil […] Read more >

Virginia’s largest solar energy system to be installed at Washington and Lee University

9/2/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Washington and Lee University has signed an agreement with Secure Futures L.L.C., a solar-energy developer based in Staunton, Virginia, to install two solar photovoltaic arrays, totaling approximately 450 kilowatts. The first solar array, with a capacity of 120 kilowatts, will […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows tour NewPage Recycle Mill

6/11/2011 // By Kristy Jones

NWF’s Eco-Schools and Campus Ecology programs, in partnership with NewPage Corporation, and with support from McGraw-Hill, are working together on a textbook recycling initiative. The goal? To learn more about the textbook recycling industry in the U.S and engage more […] Read more >

Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

2/4/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in […] Read more >

Our Changing Oceans – Impacts of Global Warming

1/21/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The National Council for Science and the Environment hosted their 11th annual national conference this week, Our Changing Oceans. The three day conference focused on how the ocean environment will be impacted by climate change including both physical and biological […] Read more >