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Take the Lead For Green – 10 Ways to be an Eco-Leader On Your Campus This Year

10/4/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

A new school year is a time of many changes, which makes it a perfect time to build new habits, get rid of old ones, and encourage those around us to do the same. There are many ways to be an environmental leader on campus, and some of theA most effective of them are easier than might be expected. From residence halls to recreation activities, most colleges and universities (even the eco-friendly ones) are full of opportunities for increased sustainability. Here are 10 ways that anyone– student, faculty, or campus liason – can help their campus “go green” in 2010-2011. Read more >

Greetings from Copenhagen!

12/10/2009 // By Carly Queen

Goddag!  ( = Danish for "Good Day!") I am sooooo excited and humbled to be writing from Copenhagen, Denmark, where I have the honor of serving as a Youth Delegate from Atlanta, Georgia at the United Nations Climate Change Conference!  […] Read more >

Your Short Guide to Tracking the Climate Talks in Copenhagen

12/8/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As we head into the second day of climate talks, we want to highlight the best news tracking sites of the ongoing negotiations at Copenhagen: Yale Climate Media Forum: This site focuses on youth engagement at Copenhagen; blogs will be […] Read more >

Students Refusing Coal-Funded and Coal-Powered Buildings

12/8/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

At the University of Kentucky, students are fighting back against Alliance Coal's sponsorship of a new dorm for basketball players. MSNBC reports that the $7 million dorm will be called the "Wildcat Coal Lodge," though it will be powered to […] Read more >

Obama Goes to Copenhagen!

12/1/2009 // By NWF

A day before Thanksgiving, President Obama gave us all a little something more to be thankful for by announcing that he will attend next week’s climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The announcement came after thousands of youth contacted the White House […] Read more >

Finding Ways to Train Wind Energy Technicians

11/12/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A story in the Community College Times notes that creating new training programs for clean energy jobs isn't always an easy path. As budgets tighten, school-to-school collaborations like the one at Laramie Community College for wind training, which also includes […] Read more >

An Honor to be Nominated

8/22/2009 // By Jen Fournelle

Last night, I attended The Imagen Foundation Awards with Chill Out producer Melinda Esquibel of Mundo Maravilla, director Melissa Balin of the Brookturn Company, and NWF board member Lyvier Conss. (That's them with me and Jose Yenque in the photo […] Read more >

Years–and years–of sustainability

7/14/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A new article in Inside Higher Ed profiles a growing trend: hosting a themed "year of sustainability" on campus. The story notes, "with multiple campuses, including Davidson College, New Mexico State, Villanova University and University of Denver having just finished […] Read more >

Environmental Justice Takes Center Stage at Power Shift ’09 Opening Session

2/28/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Power Shift, a conference and lobby event that aimed to bring 10,000 young people to the Capitol to take action on climate change and environmental degradation, took a turn for the socially-aware at last night's opening keynote speeches. Almost 12,000 […] Read more >

Kicking off the National Teach-In at University of Maryland

2/4/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Five minutes before the meeting started, Scott Lupin, Director of the Office of Sustainability at UMD, could already see that more chairs would be needed. The room was packed, and students were quickly dispatched to bring extra chairs for everyone […] Read more >