campus ecology

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

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 …

The Wildlife Benefits of Acorns and Oaks

The time of year has come during which, when I’m reading in the evening in the silence of my home, I hear a sharp thwack! on the roof, followed by …

Calling all Colleges and Universities — Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 is Open

National Wildlife Federation, through its Campus Ecology Program, in partnership with Lucid Design Group, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Alliance to Save …

How Are Students Staying Green At College This Fall?

Guest post by Sapna Batish The environment is a significant concern for many of today’s young adults.  As students start or return to college this fall, they will have a …

Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story!

Campuses Safeguard Wildlife, Cut Carbon Pollution

Sure you’ve noticed the extreme weather events of the past few months: extended drought, supercharged storms. But do you know the specific effect of climate change on wildlife at your campus …

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2013

  |   May 23, 2013

  Bill to Force Keystone Approval a Giveaway to Oil Companies May 22– The U.S. House is set to vote this week on a bill by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) …

Campuses Aim for Zero-Waste Move Out

College dorm rooms are really good places to accumulate stuff. Beyond textbooks and late-night snacks, students in dorm rooms tend to amass a funny collection of miniatures–refrigerators, rugs, coffee pots–and …

Weekly News Roundup- May 17, 2013

  |   May 17, 2013

House Farm Bill Needs Critical Improvements for Soil, Water and Wildlife May 16– Late last evening, the House Committee on Agriculture passed its version of the 2013 farm bill. “We …

Students Lead for Smarter, more Sustainable Campuses

The University of Maryland hosted the eighth annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference in Bethesda, Maryland in April 2013. Top students, faculty, sustainability administrators and other organizations related to sustainability …

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