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NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College

11/21/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology staff, Jen Fournelle and Kristy Jones, toured Germanna Community College’s new green academic facility, still under construction, in early November. The new building located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus is scheduled for completion in March 2012; …

The RePaper Challenge Spurs Campuses to Reach 75% Paper Recovery Rate by 2015

11/9/2011 // By Kristy Jones

With the start of a new school year, a growing coalition of sustainability and recycling organizations, including National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology Program, is engaging with North American campuses to help them boost recycling by tracking and improving their …

Students Are Doing It In the Dark—Are You?

11/8/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

Last year marked the first year of Campus Conservation Nationals—a nationwide energy and resource savings competition. This year, we are expanding and want you to be a part of the fun! Check out one of the videos from schools that …

Campus Landscapes as Ideal Avenues for Conservation Practices

10/5/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Indiana Wildlife Federation project manager Marija Watson This season, Indiana universities and campuses will be invited to join Landscaping the Sustainable Campus, a program focused on using a more sustainable approach to manage campus grounds. Through this …

Water Conservation and Reuse Workshop at Georgia Southern University

9/30/2011 // By Carly Queen

On September 16, 2011, the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN) hosted a Water Conservation and Reuse Workshop at Georgia Southern University.  With support from National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program and the GCSN Steering Committee, approximately 35 participants from 16 …

Schools Use Summer Break As A Time For Intensive Sustainability Courses

6/10/2011 // By Cheli Cresswell

We’re well into June, and — for the vast majority of college students and professors — that wonderful time known as “summer break.” However, for an increasing number of students and faculty across the nation, the months between the end …

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

12/17/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

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.

One Month to ‘Chill Out’ Video Competition Deadline

11/19/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

The deadline for Campus Ecology’s annual Chill Out competition is one month away. Learn how to enter your campus’ video today in this annual competition that encourages innovation and celebrates the solutions to global warming.

Going Green on Campuses of Color

10/11/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Minority-serving campuses have unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to sustainability. The United Negro College Fund’s Building Green Initiative supports Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges to make their facilities more sustainable. At the Associate for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2010 Summit, leaders from several institutions gave insight into strategies for achieving the goals of the Building Green Initiative: namely, increasing the number of LEED certified buildings and the number of ACUPCC signatories on those campuses.

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.

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