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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 >

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GUEST POST: Helping Schools Reduce Energy Use Saves Money and Serves as a Teaching Tool

4/12/2012 // By Guest Author

The HELiOS Project (Helios Energy Lights Our Schools) was originally developed as a model for helping school districts build their own renewable energy systems to offset the cost of their electricity use. It has been adopted by a growing number of school districts in California. Read more >

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New Biodiversity Pathway Asks Eco-Schools (and Students) to Explore the Wild Around Them

3/20/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Many schools offer hands-on laboratories for studying life on earth without even knowing it. Just in time for National Wildlife Week, National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program has officially launched a new Biodiversity pathway to help schools explore their own […] Read more >

Laura Hickey, Ben Franklin students, US EPA's Director Jane Nishida and Justin Harris (Photo by Justin Harris, US EPA)

New Jersey’s Ben Franklin Elementary is the Highlight of My Week (and a Silver Award Eco-School)

3/16/2012 // By Laura Hickey

On Monday I had the privilege of traveling to New Jersey with Director Jane Nishida and Justin Harris of the US EPA Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs  to visit with our partners, Sustainable Jersey, at The College of New […] Read more >