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Julian co-founded the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program. She is passionate about realizing the potential of US colleges and universities to model sustainability in their curriculum, management and community relations.
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Five Lessons for Boosting Career Skills in a Clean Energy Economy

6/12/2014 // By Julian Keniry

When Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation teamed up to create the Greenforce Initiative with 100 community colleges and dozens of employers across six states in 2010, we believed that community college leaders in the U.S. needed to […] Read more >

Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

11/6/2013 // By Julian Keniry

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University of Georgia (UGA) and declared: “Isn’t global warming a red […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation’s Jim Lyon Motivates Virginia Students to Lead for the Environment this Earth Day 2013

4/26/2013 // By Julian Keniry

Nearly 130 student leaders, faculty and staff gathered at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) this Earth Day, April 22, 2013, to hear from National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF’s) Jim Lyon about how the community can address climate change throughout the […] Read more >

Advancing US Workforce for 21st Century: National Thought Leaders Convene

4/14/2013 // By Julian Keniry

What are the skills needed for a competitive, 21st century workforce?  How are US community colleges helping to meet these needs?  What is the role of employers?  Policy-makers?  Students and other stakeholders? Smart Grid to Battery Storage: These were among […] Read more >

NWF's Jeremy Symons helps students at the University of Mary Washington connect the dots between Sandy, Dirty Energy and their Future.

Students Connecting the Dots: Sandy, Energy and the Future

11/2/2012 // By Julian Keniry

Speaking yesterday to two classes of students and members of the President’s Council on Sustainability at University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Jeremy Symons, NWF’s Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, discussed with students some of the links […] Read more >

Green Revolving Loan Funds Come of Age on Campus

6/25/2012 // By Julian Keniry

The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) recently hosted a summit on financing the future of energy efficiency at Harvard University attended by approximately 150 higher education, business and non-profit leaders from all across the U.S. on May 15, 2012. Green Campus […] Read more >

Largest Young Professional Track to Date Hosted by Society for American Indian Government Employees

6/11/2012 // By Julian Keniry

As part of its 10th anniversary conference last week (June 4–8, 2012) just outside of Denver, Colorado, the Society for American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), hosted its largest youth convening ever. The fifty-five students and young professionals hailing from more […] Read more >

South Korea Broadens International Green Campus Movement

6/8/2012 // By Julian Keniry

In just three years, South Korea’s Gyeonggi-do Association for Green Campus Initiative (GAGCI), has become one of the world’s hubs for advancing international higher education for sustainability. The association held its third global green campus forum on May 24-25, 2012 […] Read more >

Students and Other Clean Energy Advocates Mobilizing Against Setbacks

11/3/2011 // By Julian Keniry

Two weekends ago, over 400 people gathered in Cleveland for one of several regional Power Shift meetings all across the country where the culminating event was a rally focused on stopping a Keystone XL pipeline project that would move tarsands oil through […] Read more >

Butte College Proves “Grid Positive” Possible

7/18/2011 // By Julian Keniry

When Butte College publicly stated its goal in 2008 to become grid positive by 2012, the campus sustainability community watched developments closely, wondering how Butte would achieve this goal.  The technical, financial, and staffing barriers would be formidable, we all knew from […] Read more >