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Eco-Schools Mentor Visits from Wales

4/3/2013 // By Laura Hickey

The NWF Eco-Schools USA team was thrilled to host Lesley Jones, our Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) mentor, last month.  Lesley is the Chief Executive Officer for Keep Wales Tidy which operates the Wales Eco-Schools program.  We asked Lesley to […] Read more >

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How One Parent Made Biking a Priority for Fairfax County Public Schools

3/29/2013 // By Jennifer Murck

When Jeff Anderson requested bike racks at his children’s school in the fall of 2008, he had no idea this simple request would lead to him playing a key role in supporting the Safe Routes to Schools initiative in Fairfax […] Read more >

NWF’s Cool School Challenge Helps Schools Cut Carbon Emissions

3/20/2013 // By Guest Author

Gust post by Katie Siegel Last autumn, I had the opportunity to introduce NWF’s Cool School Challenge (CSC) to schools throughout Whatcom County, Washington as part of a partnership with the Community Energy Challenge (CEC) and the EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities […] Read more >

The Azure Window on Malta's smaller island of Gozo, one of the most spectacular views I saw along the small country's many miles of Mediterranean coastline.

Malta Hosts Young Reporters for the Environment Meeting

3/12/2013 // By Kate Hofmann

The small and densely populated island nation of Malta was this year’s host for the annual meeting of the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program. As the National Wildlife Federation’s coordinator for YRE USA, I had the good fortune […] Read more >

Academy of Global Citizenship Receives Green Flag Award

Green Flags Fly in Illinois Schools

2/19/2013 // By Liz Soper

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep It was an unusually warm day in the greater Chicago region as I drove north towards Waukegan, IL in January. The temperature gauge in the car read 46 and it was only 7:30 in […] Read more >

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Eco-Schools Closing the Achievement Gap for Hispanic and Economically Disadvantaged Students

2/15/2013 // By Allen Cooper

Asked about the outdoor classroom at Perez Elementary, a student said “there are rocks that we don’t have in the classroom, there are plants, and there’s a creek that we definitely don’t have in the classroom.” Perez Elementary School, a […] Read more >

Pine Middle School Teaches Life Skills and Environmental Stewardship in the Garden

1/28/2013 // By Liz Soper

On any given day at Edward Pine Middle Schoolin Reno, Nevada, you can find students out in the school garden: building raised bed boxes, weeding, filling them with compost or selling produce they grew to neighbors in their community. Mike […] Read more >

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It’s an Urban Jungle Out There – Growing Sustainable Schools in New York City

1/25/2013 // By Emily Fano

Last October, I started my dream job as New York City Outreach Manager for Eco-Schools USA. Every day, I get to wake up and help teachers and parents find ways to make their schools more sustainable by reducing waste, saving […] Read more >

Taco Presents a Wonderful Donation to NWF (from left, John Hazen's White's son, Curtis Fisher, Liz White from the White Foundation, Paul Beaudette, NWF Board Member and Kyle Adamonis, VP Human Resources, Taco and member of White Foundation Board (and NWF member)

Want to Connect Kids to Nature – Connect to Some Great Companies and NWF Members

12/17/2012 // By Curtis Fisher

With kids spending 7 hours a day watching TV, playing video games and other electronic distractions, it is critical that everyone joins the effort to get kids outside and connected nature. NWF is proud to have created a partnership with […] Read more >

Churchill Road Elementary School's Eco-Code

McLean, Virginia Eco-School Takes a Big Bite Out of Cafeteria Waste

12/7/2012 // By Guest Author

Churchill Road Elementary School holds a Green Flag award in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program. One of the school’s major greening projects focuses on waste reduction, and they have implemented an exemplary program resulting in a 90% reduction in the trash […] Read more >