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A moose passes through Pierce Pond in Maine. South Portland's City Council this week showed that local communities can band together in powerful ways to stand up for themselves and their wildlife. Photo credit: Flickr user Michael Lepore.

Tar Sands Vote in Maine Shows Communities Can Stand Up For Wildlife and Win Big

7/22/2014 // By Annie Mackin

The people of South Portland, Maine, made historic news last night. Based on overwhelming vocal public concern about the dangers of toxic tar sands to wildlife and the community, the City Council passed an ordinance that prevents the Portland Pipe […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Students Take the Lead at Lothrop

6/10/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

“My hands should never touch the recycling bins,” says Pamela Galus, the science specialist at Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska. At this bronze-level Eco-School, Galus strives to make sure students take the lead in every aspect […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Lincoln Elementary Goes Green

8/7/2010 // By Kate Hofmann

  Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago are taking part in the HSBC Eco-Schools USA Climate Initiative, and making huge strides towards greening their school! Amy Andrews, a third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, first learned about the […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools USA Case Study: United High School’s “Trashin’ Fashion Show”

4/10/2010 // By Kate Hofmann

Armagh, Pennsylvania is a rural school district in the heart of coal country. For many in the community, alternative energy and other environmental initiatives are tied to fears of family members losing their livelihood. So launching the Eco-Schools USA program […] Read more >