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Session on Climate Neutral Campuses offered at NCSE Conference

1/19/2006 // By NWF

On January 26, 2006 NWF’s Campus Ecology Program will chair a half-day “Climate Neutral Campuses” session at the “Energy for a Sustainable and Secure Future” conference hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment. Participants will generate recommendations […] Read more >

New NJEHPS ED Reports on Next Big Solar Installation

12/12/2005 // By NWF

The New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) has just selected its new Executive Director, John Cusack, who has written several interesting articles in the most recent edition of the organization’s newsletter, including one on the installation of a […] Read more >

Climate Friendly Events and Conferences on Campus and Beyond

11/28/2005 // By NWF

Can campuses and other institutions hold climate friendly events and conferences? This week’s activities in Montreal, Canada, suggests we can. This week is the eleventh session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […] Read more >

Climate Literate Graduates– or Not?

11/1/2005 // By NWF

A new report, Environmental Literacy in America (2005), written by Kevin Coyle, Vice President of Education for the National Wildlife Federation, concludes that Americans, even college graduates, are widely illiterate about environmental issues, especially more complex topics such as energy […] Read more >

Campus Winter Heating Settings Protect the Climate: UB Example

10/30/2005 // By NWF

As campuses ease into winter, it is a good time to revisit the question of temperature settings. The University of Buffalo (UB) provides a good example for the rest of us. One of the reasons that UB saves over $9 […] Read more >

Zero Net Direct Emissions: Three Scenarios at Oberlin College

10/27/2005 // By NWF

With leadership from Dr. David Orr, Oberlin College worked with researchers, Richard Heede and Joel Swisher of the Rocky Mountain Institute to develop a plan for achieving net zero emissions by 2020. RMI researchers, who primarily evaluated Oberlin’s direct emission […] Read more >

Green Roofs Yield Climate and Habitat Benefits on Campus

10/25/2005 // By NWF

The Ford Motor Company has enjoyed the media spotlight for installing an extensive 10.4 acre green roof atop its Dearborn, Michigan assembly plant. Less well known, however, may be the role that Dr. Bradley Rowe and his colleagues in the […] Read more >

New Study Launches Campus Climate Challenge

10/23/2005 // By NWF

The National Wildlife Federation’s President, Larry Schweiger, joined Campus Climate Challenge partners and a number of U.S. higher education leaders on October 19th in announcing the release of a new report on the status of campus climate management efforts nationwide. […] Read more >

Welcome to the NWF Campus Climate Campaign

10/21/2005 // By NWF

This web log is a new part of the National Wildlife Federation’s award-winning Campus Ecology Program. We started it to report on developments in campus-based energy and climate change reduction practices. Here, we will present a series of findings and […] Read more >