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Student-led team tackles waste at Park Forest Elementary School.

Earth Heroes Hope to “Zero Out” Waste

2/9/2016 // By Guest Author

Students at Park Forest Elementary School in State College, Pennsylvania wanted to know, “How can we become a zero waste school?”. Students and teachers reached out to the school district’s Directors of Food Service and Physical Plant, Penn State University, and their …

Students at Clark Fork School made trout and watersheds art for First Friday. Photo: Calida Davis

Collaboration is Key in Montana Eco-Schools

2/3/2016 // By Education Coordinator

Here I am almost halfway through my AmeriCorps term as the Sustainability and Habitat Educator for the Northern Rockies, Prairies and Pacific Region, and I could not be more excited about the enthusiasm for environmental and outdoor education here in …

Protesters at a recent Power Shift summit. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Linh Do.

Growing the Clean Economy with Today’s Youth

2/3/2016 // By David Corsar

Interview with Lydia Avila, Executive Director of the Energy Action Coalition (EAC). Lydia Avila is Executive Director of Energy Action Coalition (EAC). EAC is “a coalition of youth-led social and environmental justice organizations working together to build the youth clean …

North Seattle Community College. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Wonderlane

How Community Colleges Can Expand Clean Energy Job Opportunities

2/2/2016 // By David Corsar

Interview with Jane Weissman, President/CEO, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) About Jane Weissman: Having been active with solar energy since 1985, Jane Weissman is a true veteran of the solar and renewable energy industries and continues leading as the President …

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This Week in NWF History: Going Nuts for Educational Film Partnerships

1/18/2016 // By NWF

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history that continue to make an impact today. The National Wildlife Federation …

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Creating a Green Workforce in Community Colleges

1/14/2016 // By Julian Keniry

Interview with Dr. Jerry Weber, President of the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL Jerry Weber is President of College of Lake County, in Illinois, where he has been supporting the clean economy workforce through the Illinois Green Economy Network …

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This Week in NWF History: Creating Ranger Rick

1/11/2016 // By NWF

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history that continue to make an impact today. Since its first publication …

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Students Boost Leadership at Atlanta’s Earth Tomorrow Summer Institute

9/14/2015 // By Crystal Grant

Once a year, high school student environmental leaders from NWF Earth Tomorrow® clubs in Atlanta can apply to spend six days in a residential Summer Institute program at the Georgia Institute of Technology that provides them with the opportunity to develop leadership …

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Discovery Hill: An Outdoor Learning Laboratory

9/1/2015 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The importance of children having outdoor learning spaces at schools is well established. Outdoor classrooms are effective for applied science education, inquiry-based learning, physical and emotional health, and brain function. They are also effective at keeping America’s increasingly ‘indoor kids’ in …

Jan Goldman-Carter, Senior Manager: Wetlands and Water, addressing the group

Extension Leaders Visit NWF Advocacy Center for Conservation Leadership Discussion

7/23/2015 // By David Corsar

On July 13, 2015, 12 participants from the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) program visited NWF’s National Advocacy Center to hear first-hand from staff about NWF’s experience in initiating and supporting advocacy efforts and in developing future leaders, such as …

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