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Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s […] Read more >

A Student Voice on Young Reporters for the Environment

10/1/2012 // By Guest Author

This month, National Wildlife Federation launched the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program in the United States. YRE is an international program active in more than 25 countries around the world and coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education. […] Read more >

Motorola Solutions Foundation Support Grows STEM Learning and Gardens

9/12/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Written by Julie Gustafson, Senior Education Manager, NWF In the summer of 2011, NWF supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation began a journey in education with our partners, Earth Force and Earth Partnership for Schools and the school communities they […] Read more >

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Ben Franklin Elementary School

8/17/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Ben Franklin Elementary School’s EPA Program teaches Civics and Government through an Environmental Lens At Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, students are learning how to be leaders, engaged community members and true stewards of the environment. Last year the […] Read more >

Diving for a Diploma

7/11/2012 // By Guest Author

Do you have a difficult daily commute?  Imagine using four modes of transportation (bus, subway, ferry, plus a 10-minute walk) just to attend high school! The students at the New York Harbor School on Governor’s Island make this incredible commitment because […] Read more >

In June, NWF's Curtis Fisher and Liz Soper awarded New York’s first green flag, Eco-Schools’ highest award level, to Sleepy Hollow Middle School in Westchester County.

A Dose of Inspiration: Eco-Schools Are Springing Up Across the Northeast

7/6/2012 // By Curtis Fisher

I got a great dose of inspiration recently when I attended an amazing event at Sleepy Hollow Middle School in New York. One of the schools Green Team really made the day memorable, when she told me that I was […] Read more >

First Green Flag School West of the Mississipi River

7/3/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

On Friday, June 22, Courtney Sullivan (NWF Education Manager, Pacific Region) and I traveled to Bothell, WA to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to Skyview Junior High School. Skyview is the seventh school in the country, and first […] Read more >

Aluminum can and juice pouch recycling box, Armstrong Elementary

Creating a Recycling Program at Your School

7/3/2012 // By Carla Brown

Grade three classes set up a recycling program at their school and register as an Eco-School. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 29, 2012

6/29/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Transportation Package Delivers Progress for Wildlife, Taxpayers June 28 – Congressional negotiators have reached a deal on a wide-reaching […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 21, 2012

6/21/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Sustainable Food Focus Added to Eco-Schools USA Program June 21 – Talk about ‘pink slime’ and whether pizza is a vegetable underscores […] Read more >