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Tired of Polluter TV Spots? There’s an App for That

9/20/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

If you live in a political swing state, you’ve probably noticed the barrage of political ads being sponsored by oil, gas, and coal companies. Wealthy polluters are pouring unprecedented millions into advertisements in an effort to influence this election. Ordinary …

Damaged riparian zone at Oberlin College. Image credit Noah Schwarz

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

9/19/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Today’s forecast: 62 degrees with an 85% chance of showers. Put on your raincoat and start singing… Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day… Look at all the puddles forming, and the water rushing down the street to the …

A Juniata College student enjoys the bike share program

How Bikeable Is Your Campus?

9/12/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Looking for a new way to travel around campus this year? How about a bicycle?! Bicycles are a super-efficient way to get from your dorm to class in practically no time at all. Surely you were looking for a way …

Germanna CC Green Roof

Take a Green-Themed Walking Tour of Your Campus!

9/5/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Do you know how “green” your campus is?  Here’s a quick quiz to find out: How many green roofs does your school have?  (2 points, plus 1 bonus point if you can name the buildings) Do the toilets in your …

Shattered Sky

8/24/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Shattered Sky is a new documentary that uses the true story of the ozone crisis to inspire action addressing climate and energy issues. The National Wildlife Federation is the education partner for the film, working with the filmmakers to create …

Back-to-School Yard Sales Reduce Campus Waste, Support Community

8/13/2012 // By Sara Gassman

If you’re a college student as we near the end of August, you’re probably beginning to think about back-to-school. Time to dig out the boxes and bins of dorm room essentials you packed away last May, and to figure out …

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 …

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 …

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 …

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

6/6/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August 3, 2012. NWF’s Campus Ecology program has published case studies …