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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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: …

Teachers link what they already teach to Eco-Schools USA pathways (Jennifer Hammonds)

Green Schools Trend on Display in Texas

2/1/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The green schools movement is now a bona fide national trend. Case in point: the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) voted to include environmental education provisions in an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act …

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 …

Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

12/16/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and other professionals gathered to network and share best practices of …

Habitat restoration and conservation, how students and staff are protecting space for wildlife at 3 U.S. campuses

12/13/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the third in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Davidson College in …

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 …

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