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Five Lessons for Boosting Career Skills in a Clean Energy Economy

When Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation teamed up to create the Greenforce Initiative with 100 community colleges and dozens of employers across six states in 2010, we …

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Green School Challenge A Success

“We will persevere until every watt is watched!” proclaimed the 4th and 5th grade students in Brentwood Elementary School’s Environmental Club. Such is an example of the enthusiasm generated by a recent …

Years of Living Dangerously

The Premiere You Won’t Want to Miss

Have you heard the buzz on Years of Living Dangerously – the Showtime series on climate change?  Now is your chance to watch the series premier and help move the …

Dr. David Suzuki, photo courtesy of the David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki Receives Award for Science

“In the short term, we must realize that we have better ways to create jobs and build the economy than holding an ‘everything must go’ sale on our precious resources …

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Weekly News Roundup: Mascot Madness, National Wildlife Week and More!

Spring Awakening In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. …

Rebecca Brown, left, poses with DOI Secretary Sally Jewell with the Washington Monument in the background. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann/DOI

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people …

Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University …

Calling all Colleges and Universities — Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 is Open

National Wildlife Federation, through its Campus Ecology Program, in partnership with Lucid Design Group, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Alliance to Save …

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Make a Lasting Impression with Schoolyard Habitats

Guest post by Margaret Redman. Over 5,000 schools around the world have certified their campuses with the National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program. In order to become certified, schools must provide …

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area …

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