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What does your campus and community do when your natural gas pipeline is severed?

9/28/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

  This past weekend, September 23-24th, almost 200 students, staff, and faculty were faced with this issue while at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) for the UMACS conference.  The main natural gas pipeline between Benson, MN and Morris, MN (approximately […] Read more >

Michigan Students Arrested in protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

9/8/2011 // By Alex Costakis

After a weekend break out of respect for the state of emergency declared due to hurricane Irene, The Tar Sands Action demonstration in Washington D.C. resumed its normal schedule Monday 8/29where three dedicated Michigan students, Chloe Gleichman, Anna  Grabowski, and Chris Corrigan […] Read more >

Update: Tar Sands Action Arrests postponed due to Hurricane, Michigan students staying on till Monday

8/27/2011 // By Alex Costakis

381 people have been arrested at the Tar Sands Action in Washington D.C. since the massive civil disobedience event started last Saturday 8/20. This weekend, however, all civil disobedience will stop in respect for the state of emergency declared in […] Read more >

Green Manufacturing and Urban Agriculture: Hot Topics discussed at the Chicagoland Greenforce Initiative Meeting

5/20/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Green manufacturing and urban agriculture were the hot green topics discussed at the first Greenforce Intiaitive gathering on May 17th at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.  The gathering was in conjunction with the Chicago Green Collar Jobs Initiative 4th annual summit and participants […] Read more >

Join the iMatter March Ann Arbor this Sunday, May 15 at Noon!

5/12/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This Sunday, May 15th at noon, youth from across the state of Michigan will be traveling to Ann Arbor to take part in the iMatter March. The youth-run march will raise awareness about the current climate crisis and ask the […] Read more >

Growing Green in the Valley

5/5/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

Blue Ridge Community College, a partner of the Greenforce Initiative, will host Growing Green in the Valley for agricultural producers, agri-tourism operations, and related businesses and interested individuals on Thursday, May 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Plecker […] Read more >

NWF Intern Alex Costakis: “My first time at Power Shift”

5/2/2011 // By Alex Costakis

I’ve spent the last week or so attempting to capture the essence of my Power Shift 2011 experience in little more than a thousand words. Quite frankly, this is one of the hardest things I have ever done.  As a […] Read more >

Midwest Youth at the top of their game this year at Power Shift 2011

4/29/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This year, at the Energy Action Coalition’s national Power Shift 2011 conference, the Midwest brought a huge delegation of motivated young leaders ready to fight and win the battle for a 100% clean energy economy and a more sustainable future. […] Read more >

Let’s Face it, Who Doesn’t Love Cookies?- Grassroots Fundraising in a Struggling Economy

3/22/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Like hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation, Earlham College, Indiana is fundraising to send students to the Energy Action Coalition’s Power Shift 2011 conference in DC this spring.  With the conference on April 15-18 and rapidly approaching, they’ve […] Read more >

Grand Rapids City-Wide Power Shift Event

3/16/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This Friday 3/18 at 7pm in the John F. Donnelly Conference Center, Aquinas College is hosting a city-wide Power Shift 2011 event for students and community members across Western Michigan. Read more >