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New Student Guide Offers Steps for Peer-to-Peer Campus Sustainability Training

4/2/2012 // By Kristy Jones

NWF, AASHE student guide builds on decade-old Eco-Reps program active across US and Canada The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology program recently released a new, step-by-step guide to creating […] Read more >

Women and the Environment, Celebrating Women’s History Month with EPA Administrator Jackson

3/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

On Monday, March 26, Jaime Matyas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Wildlife Federation and I, Senior Manager of Campus Ecology at National Wildlife Federation, had the pleasure of attending a briefing at the White House on […] Read more >

Sustainable Development key at APEC Symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth & Employment

3/22/2012 // By Kristy Jones

The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment Project Symposium. I had the pleasure to participate as an observer on Tuesday. APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum; their […] Read more >

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NASA Scientist: Will We Leave Our Children a “Climate System Spiraling Out of Control”?

3/13/2012 // By Miles Grant

This talk on the climate crisis by Dr. James Hansen is the most must-watch video for conservationists so far in 2012: Dr. Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and has been at the forefront of scientific efforts […] Read more >

Lake Michigan, March 2012. Source: Flicker (farlane)

Great Lakes Ice: Missing in Action

3/13/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

After the fourth warmest winter on record, the extent of ice covering the Great Lakes is at a near record low. The extremely low levels are consistent with a study showing significant declines in ice levels from 1973-2010. This trend […] Read more >

Watch Now: Webinar on Green Jobs and Safety

3/7/2012 // By Kristy Jones

In partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an Institute within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Greenforce Initiative hosted a webinar on February 28, Green Jobs, Safety Jobs – focusing on occupational safety […] Read more >

Greenforce Initiative Grant Effort – Shipping Containers as Housing

3/1/2012 // By Kristy Jones

(cross-posted Abonmarche Blog) Posted on February 28, 2012 by Jeff Saylor Shipping containers as Housing Earlier this month, I gave a lecture at the Krasl Art Center (Krasl) in St. Joseph on the rehabilitation of shipping containers, primarily for housing […] Read more >

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), via Flickr's Gage Skidmore

Inhofe’s New Book: I Hate Regulation, Therefore I Deny Climate Science

2/28/2012 // By Miles Grant

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is refreshingly candid in his new book, The Greatest Hoax, admitting that he only fights climate science because he hates climate solutions. As E&E News’ Jean Chemnick recounts(sub. req.), Inhofe traces his anti-regulatory crusade to a […] Read more >

Nine Community College Faculty Gather in Virginia to Integrate NASA Tools into their Curriculum

2/28/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Last Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) hosted a professional development institute in Reston, Virginia, at NWF HQs for the community college faculty participants of the Building a Diverse, Green […] Read more >

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A Valentine’s Day Without Chocolate?

2/9/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

As far as I’m concerned, Valentine’s Day is all about the chocolate. What’s better than a day to indulge my chocoholic inclinations guilt-free? But, recent reports have me worried that the future of chocolate is fraught with uncertainty. This month’s […] Read more >