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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 >

Carrick-a-rede in Northern Ireland. At the recent Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Dublin, 70 countries were represented. (photo by Laura Hickey).

Thanksgiving in June at Environmental Education Assembly in Ireland

6/18/2012 // By Laura Hickey

I’ve just returned from the Foundation for Environmental Education’s (FEE) General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland. The General Assembly is where all the participating host countries that run FEE’s education programs gather to make decisions on the group’s direction.  NWF is the […] Read more >

Students of Pine Jog Elementary, a U.S. Green Ribbon and NWF Eco-School, hold up lettuce from their hydroponic garden.

Black, Orange… and Green! My Alma Mater is a U.S. Green Ribbon School

6/8/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Now more than ever, I can’t hide my Tiger pride. Last month, I was thrilled to learn that Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio, was officially named a U.S. Green Ribbon School for excellence in environmental literacy and sustainability. In […] Read more >

Centreville Elementary School is one of only a few Green Flag Eco-Schools (Laura Hickey)

Metamorphosis of a Green Flag Eco-School in Centreville, Virginia

5/24/2012 // By Laura Hickey

Last Friday, I had the privilege of conducting the in-person Green Flag Assessment for Virginia’s Centreville Elementary School. Elaine Tholen, Fairfax County Public Schools’ environmental coordinator, greeted me at the school, along with at least 30 students and several teachers.  […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – May 18, 2012

5/18/2012 // 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: NWF Honors Jack Johnson, Governor and Mrs. Martin O’Malley, and Nickelodeon May 18 – The National Wildlife Federation celebrated […] Read more >

Acton Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, is the fourth Eco-Schools USA Green Flag awardee. (Liz Soper)

Student Leaders in the Making at Second Massachusetts Green Flag Eco-School

5/17/2012 // By Liz Soper

On Friday, May 4, I had the distinguished opportunity to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, or “AB” as the students call it. There is no doubt this school deserved […] Read more >

The new Healthy Living pathway is designed to provide schools with tools to promote physical activity,  regular time outdoors and creative play.

Eco-Schools USA’s Healthy Living Pathway to Get Students Outside and Active

5/9/2012 // By Kate Hofmann

Schools prepare students for the future, and a lifetime of good health is one of the most important legacies we can give to our children. Unfortunately, America’s youth are up against some steep odds: Childhood obesity has tripled over the […] Read more >

STEM Leaders Agree on Relevancy of Environmental Education for Kids of Color

5/7/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

Whether it’s at the elementary, undergraduate or professional level, we have a long way to go when it comes to diversity in the “STEM,” or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career fields. That much is clear. What may be less evident, […] Read more >