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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 >

Everyone enjoys a good book! Photo: Bryn Fluharty

NWF Book Club: Last Child in the Woods

5/4/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

In Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv takes readers through an in-depth look at our society’s current disconnect from the natural world. Louv uses the term Nature Deficit Disorder to create a framework of understanding for the dilemma faced […] Read more >

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Cast of Nickelodeon’s Victorious! Encourages Schools to Go Green with Eco-Schools USA

5/3/2012 // By NWF

The cast of Nickelodeon’s Victorious! (Matt Bennett, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet and Leon Thomas III) took time recently to encourage schools to get green through the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program: They have experienced the […] Read more >

Savannah Country Day School (Laura Hickey)

It’s Official: Inaugural U.S. Green Ribbon School Award Winners Announced!

4/30/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

On April 23, 2012, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, alongside White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, announced the winnersof the inaugural U.S. Green Ribbon School Awards. Seventy-eight schools representing 29 states were […] Read more >

Environmental Education = Fun

4/25/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

Today I’ve decided to highlight a couple of cool things that schools across the country are doing to make the process of greening their schools FUN. Hopefully this list will provide some inspiration to you. Students at Acton-Boxborough High School […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – April 20, 2012

4/20/2012 // 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: Nearly 400 Kansas Schools to be Recognized as Part of Eco-Schools USA Agreement April 20 – Nearly 400 pre-K-12 […] Read more >