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True Roots: One NWFer Reconnects Through Eco-Schools USA

6/15/2010 // By Laura Hickey

Laura Hickey is National Wildlife Federation’s Senior Director of Global Warming Education and Eco-Schools USA. This month, she traveled back in time with the Eco-Schools USA program.
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Panther Pride! Take Action On Endangered Species Day With Eco-Schools USA

5/18/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Currently, there are 1,324 endangered species listed in the United States—750 plants and 574 animals. What can you do to get involved? Read more >

Let’s Move! Tackling Childhood Obesity With the Great Outdoors

5/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

First Lady Michelle Obama this week released an action plan called Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation. The new report provides a national road map of solutions to tackle this health issue.
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Let’s Go to the Mall! NWF Gets Outside For National Parks Week

4/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

In honor of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary and National Parks Week, Department of the Interior employees took their kids to the mall.
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Jaime Matyas Supports Environmental Education On Capitol Hill

4/14/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

NWF’s Executive Vice President and COO Jaime Matyas contributes from Washington, on the day of her testimony before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies. Today I’m heading over to Capitol Hill to testify in […] Read more >

Actually, Knowledge Is “The Gas of Life”

2/26/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

South Dakota’s House passed a resolution calling for “balanced” teaching of global warming in the state’s public schools. The 36 state representatives who supported HCR 1009 believe that “carbon dioxide is not a pollutant…Many scientists refer to carbon dioxide as ‘the gas of life’”. Read more >

Greetings from Copenhagen!

12/10/2009 // By Carly Queen

Goddag!  ( = Danish for "Good Day!") I am sooooo excited and humbled to be writing from Copenhagen, Denmark, where I have the honor of serving as a Youth Delegate from Atlanta, Georgia at the United Nations Climate Change Conference!  […] Read more >

Can Nature Make People More Caring? New Studies Say It’s Possible

12/8/2009 // By Amanda Cooke

The benefits of nature have been widely documented—active time in the outdoors improves classroom performance, gets kids off the couch, and can help prevent children from being “coronary time bombs”, and now new research shows that nature can also make people more caring.
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Eight Reasons More Outdoor Time Improves Kids’ School Performance

12/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

American children spend an average of six hours per day watching television, web surfing and playing video games,  By contrast, they spend an average of 30 minutes in outdoor sports and just four to seven minutes per day in unstructured outdoor play.  This causes […] Read more >

NWF Activist Joins White House Clean Energy Economy Forum

12/2/2009 // By Miles Grant

The Obama administration is hosting Clean Energy Economy Forum at the White House tonight. Read more >