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What to do With Fallen Leaves

11/12/2014 // By David Mizejewski

You shouldn’t feel obligated to rake up every last leaf in your yard this fall.  Leave leaves on the ground — they have a lot of benefit to wildlife and your garden.  Below are some tips on how to minimize …

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

10/30/2014 // By Dani Tinker

One of my favorite parts of Halloween, is carving pumpkins. My evening walks through the neighborhood are even better with the bright orange pumpkins, highlighting the colors of autumn, and showing off creative designs. After the trick-or-treaters clear away, and Halloween is …

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4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Wildlife

1/2/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

Each year, about 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States, mostly from a selection of about 16 species of tree that we commonly call a “Christmas Tree.” They are decorated with lights and ornaments, become backdrops …

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

11/21/2013 // By Dani Tinker

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, leaving the leaves in your yard is beneficial to both …

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Wasted? Not at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball!

1/15/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen No trash cans? Correct! The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will not have a need for trash cans. A commitment was made by the Newseum, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and event organizers to compost and recycle all …

Students of Pine Jog Elementary, a U.S. Green Ribbon and NWF Eco-School, hold up lettuce from their hydroponic garden.

Black, Orange… and Green! My Alma Mater is a U.S. Green Ribbon School

6/8/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Now more than ever, I can’t hide my Tiger pride. Last month, I was thrilled to learn that Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio, was officially named a U.S. Green Ribbon School for excellence in environmental literacy and sustainability. In …

Georgia Colleges and Universities Gather to Promote Sustainable Dining Practices

12/3/2010 // By Carly Queen

At an event organized by the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network in partnership with the Campus Ecology and Kennesaw State University, representatives from 20 Georgia colleges and universities gathered to learn about sustainable dining issues and initiatives from some of the leading campuses around the state.

Campuses Save Money and the Environment With Zero-Waste Events

11/30/2010 // By NWF

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

Are Bioplastics As Good As They Seem?

1/12/2010 // By NWF

By Leslie Wells For universities hoping to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill, using bioplastics in cafeterias seems like a straightforward solution with notable benefits such as creating nutrient-rich compost for the university. However, new obstacles are …

Redirecting the Waste Stream: Using waste vegetable oil as fuel

8/7/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As petroleum products become more expensive and concern over greenhouse gases rises, biofuel is the word on everyone’s lips. So far, two primary sources are in production. Ethanol, which is produced from sugar cane and corn, is already mixed with …

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