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Grand Rapids City-Wide Power Shift Event

This Friday 3/18 at 7pm in the John F. Donnelly Conference Center, Aquinas College is hosting a city-wide Power Shift 2011 event for students and community members across Western Michigan.

Michigan Greenforce Initiative Summit a Success

Yesterday at Lansing Community College- West Campus, 90 participants from across the state of Michigan participated in the first Greenforce Initiative summit. With 15 community colleges represented, state agencies, non-profit …

Big News! Power Shift 2011 Date and Venue Change- Register for the Conference Today!

Power Shift 2011 has moved! The conference will now take place at the DC Convention Center from April 15-18. Click here to register to attend. Though it was originally intended to take place at RFK Stadium, the DC Convention Center is the largest space available in the entire city, thus the dates of the convergence have been pushed back by one week to take advantage of this great opportunity.

120,000 College Students Spent November Competing to Reduce Energy Use

This November, NWF co-sponsored (with the Alliance to Save Energy) the first national Lucid Design Group contest, the “Campus Conservation Nationals,” among 40 U.S. campuses to reduce (in real time) energy usage in their residence halls. Full information about the contest can be found at competetoreduce.org.

“Green” at the Virginia Community College Hire Education Conference

The Virginia Community College System’s Hire Education Conference, Dec 8-10, provided the college community the opportunity to share best practices in workforce development in many industries, including renewable energy, energy …

Campuses Save Money and the Environment With Zero-Waste Events

For many schools, zero-waste events are the first target they achieve in becoming a zero-waste campus.

To Save Resources, Campuses get Creative–and Competitive

Colleges and universities love a good rivalry with another school, whether competing in academics, sports, best food, or prettiest campus — and now, energy and resource savings. Add school pride and innate love of competition to students’ desire to make the world a better place and you get over 40 schools participating in the first ever Campus Conservation Nationals!

Green Jobs Summit Series Kicks Off to a Great Start

Yesterday was a big day for Campus Ecology; the “Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy” Summit in San Antonio, Texas was a huge success. It was the first in a series of regional summits put on by the Greenforce Initiatve that NWF and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have jointly created to help spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in select regions across the country.

Record Turnout For AASHE Student Summit!

Today the Colorado Conference Center felt a little like a university campus as over 500 students from an impressive array of colleges and universities showed up for the AASHE 2010 Student Summit, co-produced by NWF’s Campus Ecology program. After a keynote address by Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, representatives from dozens of schools participated in breakout sessions on topics including “Connecting Campus to the Wider Community,” “Waste Management on Campus,” “Sustainability Success Stories,” “Financing Sustainability Projects on Campus,” and “National Student Campaigns.” Each session was entirely student-led and showcased inspiring initiatives on campuses from Northern Arizona to McGill, and from San Diego to Yale. Examples ranged from the “free store” at Bemidji State University to a student-created green lifestyle blog. Students also had the opportunity to discuss topics of their own choosing during an “Open Space” session, where participants were free to brainstorm and then lead small group discussions about the issues they felt mattered most.

RePaper Project helps Campuses Step Up Climate Protection Via Waste Reduction and Paper Recycling

This fall, help your campus move beyond simple paper recycling and take climate and sustainability practices to the next level. The RePaper Project, an initiative of the Environmental Paper Network, has released a new comprehensive tool designed to facilitate that process. The guide, entitled Paper Steps on Campus: 9 Steps to Protecting the Climate and Reducing Waste through Campus Paper Policies and compiled in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and Recycling Organizations of North America, is an essential resource even for colleges and universities that have already begun implementing sustainability initiatives on campus.

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