education

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

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 …

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

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 …

Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Smokey Bear Lives On, But Budget Cuts in Congress Loom Large

Great news for Smokey Bear! An American icon has been spared from the axe (for now). Thanks are due to wildlife advocates nationwide, who spoke out in the past week via …

Growing On Campus: 4 Sustainable Gardens at American Colleges & Universities

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the first in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable …

Annapolis Hopes to be the First of Many Around the Chesapeake Bay

“The National Wildlife Federation is excited to support the City of Annapolis in their efforts to become a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™,” said Tony Caligiuri, Regional Executive Director of NWF’s …

The RePaper Challenge Spurs Campuses to Reach 75% Paper Recovery Rate by 2015

With the start of a new school year, a growing coalition of sustainability and recycling organizations, including National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology Program, is engaging with North American campuses …

Students and Other Clean Energy Advocates Mobilizing Against Setbacks

Two weekends ago, over 400 people gathered in Cleveland for one of several regional Power Shift meetings all across the country where the culminating event was a rally focused on stopping …

Weekly News Roundup – October 21, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: A First for Education: Reauthorized ESEA to Include Environmental …

Flickr/D Sharon Pruitt

Back to [Green] School!

The arrival of fall marks the end to longer days, ice cream trucks and the return to the classroom.  For some students around the country this return is often marred …

US drought map

Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the …

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