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Sustainable Development key at APEC Symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth & Employment

3/22/2012 // By Kristy Jones

The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment Project Symposium. I had the pleasure to participate as an observer on Tuesday. APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum; their […] Read more >

Hey California, Clean up your campuses on April 21st

3/19/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Sometimes before you get clean you gotta get dirty! National Wildlife Federation is happy to support the Let’s Get Dirty Initiative of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. This April 21st, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation challenges colleges and universities in California to […] Read more >

Watch Now: Webinar on Green Jobs and Safety

3/7/2012 // By Kristy Jones

In partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an Institute within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Greenforce Initiative hosted a webinar on February 28, Green Jobs, Safety Jobs – focusing on occupational safety […] Read more >

Greenforce Initiative Grant Effort – Shipping Containers as Housing

3/1/2012 // By Kristy Jones

(cross-posted Abonmarche Blog) Posted on February 28, 2012 by Jeff Saylor Shipping containers as Housing Earlier this month, I gave a lecture at the Krasl Art Center (Krasl) in St. Joseph on the rehabilitation of shipping containers, primarily for housing […] Read more >

Nine Community College Faculty Gather in Virginia to Integrate NASA Tools into their Curriculum

2/28/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Last Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) hosted a professional development institute in Reston, Virginia, at NWF HQs for the community college faculty participants of the Building a Diverse, Green […] Read more >

Bedfellows: An Unexpected Alliance That Keeps U.S. Children In The Dark on Climate Change

2/26/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

There are few things the extreme right wing, the Congress and the White House would agree on these days but one of them seems to be scaling back or eliminating K-12 climate change and environmental education for kids. They have […] Read more >

From the Heartland: An Inside Look at the Extreme Right’s War on K-12 Climate and Environmental Education

2/17/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

America’s extreme right has been attacking climate change and environmental education in schools for decades using a variety of tactics aimed at keeping it from becoming core  knowledge our children have upon graduation. The recent revelation that the Heartland Institute […] Read more >

Campus Youth – Enter the NWF Journey in your Backyard Sweepstakes to win a trip to the adventurous island of Oahu

2/14/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island to inspire students and their families to get outdoors, to explore nature and to learn about the incredible wildlife in their own backyard.   Journey 2: […] Read more >

kids playing in leaves.

Observations from a Camp Counselor: Kids Need Natural Play

12/20/2011 // By NWF

Maddie Caldwell is an education intern at the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center and a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in Environmental Science with a specialization in sustainable development and environmental stewardship. She developed a passion […] Read more >

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

12/13/2011 // By Kim Martinez

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement community in Baltimore, Maryland with over 2,100 residents and sits […] Read more >