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NWF’s Cool School Challenge Helps Schools Cut Carbon Emissions

3/20/2013 // By Guest Author

Gust post by Katie Siegel Last autumn, I had the opportunity to introduce NWF’s Cool School Challenge (CSC) to schools throughout Whatcom County, Washington as part of a partnership with the Community Energy Challenge (CEC) and the EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities […] Read more >

Eco-Schools Win Books in our Power Families Giveaway!

11/14/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

What is your school doing to conserve energy? The Eco-Schools USA staff recently asked this question as part of a fun giveaway they hosted for participating elementary schools across the country. Winning schools won three books in The Power Families series by Susan Saville, […] Read more >

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GUEST POST: Helping Schools Reduce Energy Use Saves Money and Serves as a Teaching Tool

4/12/2012 // By Guest Author

The HELiOS Project (Helios Energy Lights Our Schools) was originally developed as a model for helping school districts build their own renewable energy systems to offset the cost of their electricity use. It has been adopted by a growing number of school districts in California. Read more >

120,000 College Students Spent November Competing to Reduce Energy Use

12/17/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

This November, NWF co-sponsored (with the Alliance to Save Energy) the first national Lucid Design Group contest, the “Campus Conservation Nationals,” among 40 U.S. campuses to reduce (in real time) energy usage in their residence halls. Full information about the contest can be found at competetoreduce.org. Read more >

Smarter than Smart Meters: A New Approach to Building Energy Management

4/13/2010 // By NWF

Imagine that you have just returned to the US after living for many years in a remote part of the world with little connection to the news of the day. As a lifelong baseball fan, you ask a friend, “How […] Read more >

White-Collar, Green Tech

3/30/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe Green IT is a booming industry, but how can students interested in smart grid or renewable energy technologies distinguish themselves in the field? We asked several experts to describe the way forward in the land of […] Read more >

Greening Your School with Eco-Schools USA

3/30/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Spending time outdoors and learning about nature as a child was instrumental for me in developing my passion for the natural world. Since November 1, 2009 National Wildlife Federation has helped 80,000 youth connect with the […] Read more >