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Seeing Stars, Saving Energy

8/25/2009 // By NWF

NWF August 25, 2009 In 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency introduced ENERGY STAR as a voluntary labeling program that identifies and promotes energy-efficient products in order to reduce greenhouse emissions. Today, ENERGY STAR estimates that it saves businesses, organizations …

Let the Light In: Sunlight, That Is

8/25/2009 // By NWF

NWF August 25, 2009 Lights are being switched off in the Automotive Training Center at Manchester Community College (MCC) in Manchester, NH. But students won’t be tinkering on vehicles in the dark. Instead, their work spaces will be illuminated by …

Green Jerseys: Sustainability on the Field

8/25/2009 // By NWF

NWF August 25, 2009 Tailgates and barbecues hardly seem conducive to a green revolution, but college football games may be one of the next big fronts in campus greening initiatives. Athletics departments around the country — especially at large state …

Psychology and Social Science Inform Climate Campaigns

8/11/2009 // By NWF

NWF August 11, 2009 Schools are tapping into the power of the mind when it comes to environmental campaigns. By integrating social science theories into their messaging and tactics, such as showing a “greener” side to President Obama or making …

Putting Vending Machine Energy Consumption on Ice

8/11/2009 // By NWF

NWF August 11, 2009 The energy cost of a cold drink has gone down on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) campus (Wisconsin). The installation of Vending Misers on all of the institution’s vending machines is cutting energy use and …

Five Questions: How to Build a Network of Local Farms

7/28/2009 // By NWF

July 28, 2009 Laura Hall owns and operates the Refectory, a cafĂ© housed in the divinity school at Duke University which serves local and sustainable food. We asked Laura how the restaurant came to be, and what it’s up to …

Schools Go High Tech to Increase Transit Ridership

7/28/2009 // By NWF

NWF July 28, 2009 How often have you run to the bus stop, missed the bus by only a few seconds, and had to wait 20 minutes for the next one because it was running late? A new report shows …

Students and Retirees Bond Over Weevils and Weeds

7/28/2009 // By NWF

By NWF July 28, 2009 The Kendal-Crosslands retirement community (KCC) in Pennsylvania is host to more than book clubs and bridge groups. Residents can often find students from nearby University of Delaware (UD) scrambling through KCC’s fairly substantial patch of …

Town & Country: A Tale of Two Cultures

7/28/2009 // By NWF

By NWF July 28, 2009 “Andy Dunham’s lettuce looks like a bouquet of flowers, and his farm is a five minute walk from campus. Who can beat that?” asks Grinnell student and local foods activist Hart Ford. Located in a …

Cutting the Commute to Reduce Emissions

7/14/2009 // By NWF

Weekly hooky has become a regular occurrence for library staff on the Georgetown University campus. Of course, they have the permission of their supervisors. That’s because their absence is part of a department-wide alternative schedulingprogram. “I’m always looking for programs …

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