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Malta Hosts Young Reporters for the Environment Meeting

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 …

Green Flags Fly in Illinois Schools

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

The Joy of the Season

As the holiday season is upon us, it always prompts me to reflect on all of the things that I hold dear – family, friends, colleagues, and our schools and teachers.  …

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

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 …

Churchill Road Elementary School's Eco-Code

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

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 …

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Thanksgiving: A Note of Gratitude to NWF Supporters

About 75 cents out of every dollar spent by nonprofit organizations comes from individual donors. Consequently, those people who sit down at home and write checks to NWF, or who …

Eco-Schools Win Books in our Power Families Giveaway!

What is your school doing to conserve energy? The Eco-Schools USA staff recently asked this question as part of a fun giveaway they hosted for participating elementary schools across the country. Winning …

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