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Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

12/16/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and other professionals gathered to network and share best practices of …

Habitat restoration and conservation, how students and staff are protecting space for wildlife at 3 U.S. campuses

12/13/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the third in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Davidson College in …

Growing On Campus: 4 Sustainable Gardens at American Colleges & Universities

11/22/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the first in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Campuses nationwide are …

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New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

7/28/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly anticipated, but a breath of fresh air. Written 15 years …

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Coal, Kids and America’s Classrooms

6/7/2011 // By Jenna Peters

I bet you remember the powerful and persistent Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning “Erin Brockovich” who is an impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history around the contamination of drinking water.  The southern California town of Hinkley …

Green Jobs Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

2/24/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

The Department of Labor has announced the Green Jobs Innovation Fund competition to support opportunities in green industry sectors and occupations.  President Obama has called on the United States to have “the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world,” …

“Green” at the Virginia Community College Hire Education Conference

12/14/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System’s Hire Education Conference, Dec 8-10, provided the college community the opportunity to share best practices in workforce development in many industries, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and others. Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC) is helping students …

Virginia Community Colleges host Hire Education Conference

12/9/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Hire Education conference for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) focussed on bringing together workforce development staff from a majority of Virginia’s 23 community colleges to network and share best practices.

An Inconvenient Truth In The Classroom: Free High School Curriculum

10/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Many Americans have seen the Oscar-winning film documentary, An inconvenient Truth.  It is based on a powerful visual and factual presentation on the realities of global warming that was developed through many years of hard work by former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore.  The National …

Where The Wild Things Are: A “Monster” Hit With Great NWF Educational Materials

10/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The feature film, Where The Wild Things Are, has become a smash hit in the box office, exceeding anyone’s expectations. As educational partner to the film, NWF’s Be Out There Campaign has teamed up with Warner Bros. to make the film more educational …

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