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One Minute to Midnight: Educating for Action

10/17/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Responsibility is in the air at this weekend’s Bioneers conference. The attendees are, by and large, concerned about the impact they and their organizations exert on a stressed planet, and perhaps no one feels more culpable than teachers and education […] Read more >

Be Out There: Kids’ Activity Guide for “Where The Wild Things Are” Film

10/14/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Federation, through its new Be Out There Campaign, has teamed up with Warner Bros. by providing educational support for the new feature film — Where the Wild Things Are — based on the renowned childrens' book by Maurice Sendak. The film will […] Read more >

Celebrate National Wild Rumpus Day

10/14/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

We will kick-off the Be Out There campaign with a “National Wild Rumpus Day” event at a  Washington, D.C. public school, featuring invited local leaders, members of Congress, administration officials, NWF leadership, and Where the Wild Things Are stars Catherine […] Read more >

NWF and Where The Wild Things Are

10/9/2009 // By Rachel Faulkner

NWF has always been about “wild things,” so our latest partnership is especially exciting! The National Wildlife Federation has teamed with the upcoming feature film Where the Wild Things Are, to launch Be Out There™, a national campaign to get […] Read more >

Training for Green Jobs is Crucial for the Clean Energy Transition

9/22/2009 // By Kristy Jones

We just hosted a half day workshop with Jobs for the Future at the Greening of the Campus Conference: Leading for a Sustainable Future: Green Workforce Training. We wanted to feature the role of community colleges in workforce training, because […] Read more >

Time Out Fuels Classroom Performance

9/2/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME […] Read more >

USA TODAY covers sustainability majors

8/19/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

USA TODAY has a new story on campus sustainability, focused on the rise of degree programs that prepare students to work in sustainability fields, such as green construction or sustainable business: "David Soto of The Princeton Review says student interest […] Read more >

Facilities and the Educational Experience

8/13/2009 // By Julian Keniry

“These green buildings have propelled us into the educational experience,” says Paul Matthews, vice president of facilities maintenance during yesterday’s green campus tour of Saint Xavier University and University of Illinois at Chicago. Like many institutional leaders, Matthews could have […] Read more >

AASHE Bulletin now covering international news

8/13/2009 // By NWF

This week marks the first edition of AASHE’s Global Edition of the Bulletin. Alongside ClimateEdu, the Bulletin is one of the best sources of news on the campus sustainability scene, but until now has only covered stories in the US […] Read more >

$12 billion to go to community colleges

7/20/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Last week, President Obama announced the creation of the American Graduation Initiative, which is expected to funnel $12 billion to community colleges to educate underemployed or unemployed workers in preparation for the day when the economy swings upwards again. "..[T]he […] Read more >