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My Home Energy Audit: Finding Treasures in the Attic

8/12/2011 // By Carla Brown

It has been on our family’s “honey-do” list for years – a home energy audit. With few dollars to spend, and limited understanding of home construction, we wanted to know what investment would give us the greatest return. We want …

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Climate Capsule: Sowing Seeds for Cleaner, Smarter Technologies

6/1/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Happy June Capsule readers! Things are heating up here in DC, and for once I really do mean the heat.  Yesterday’s 94 degrees tied the record 1991 high at Dulles and the rest of the week isn’t looking any different. …

Hemp and peace silk wedding gown

Royal Wedding Aims to Keep Things Green

4/26/2011 // By Mary Burnette

OK, so I admit it. The romantic in me has unabashedly taken over and I’m caught up in the royal wedding frenzy. While it’s not known if bride-to-be Kate Middleton will be donning an eco-friendly wedding dress made of hemp, …

How NWF is fighting for climate justice in tribal communities

4/22/2011 // By NWF

This guest blog post was written by Myra Wilensky, NWF’s Tribal Global Warming Outreach Manager. She is based in Boulder, CO. For more information on her work towards achieving climate justice for Native peoples, email her at wilensky@nwf.org. For Native …

Past Chill Out Contest Winners Parlay Achievement into $$$

11/30/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

With the deadline for National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 Chill Out Contest drawing near, many schools are only just getting around to submitting entries. Since both faculty and students are increasingly busy at this time of year, as holidays and exams put more demands on time, we here at Campus Ecology want to share a story of one of our past Chill Out winners as an example of the kind of boon that entering Chill Out can be to a school.

Home energy auditor points out the air leaks around a door

It’s Cool Outside! Give Your Home an Energy Audit

10/13/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

If you cannot afford a professional home energy audit or don’t want to wait, you can conduct your own audit of your home’s efficiency.

Copenhagen Days 2-3 (China-US Youth Workshop, Biodiversity and Alternative Energy in the Developing World)

12/16/2009 // By Carly Queen

Thursday, December 12 (Day 2) One of the issues with getting new, clean technology into developing countries has been the worry that giving this equipment away often leads to misuse. During a panel discussion titled, "The Development Agenda for Clean …

New Report: Failed Energy Policies Cost Americans $120 Billion a Year

10/22/2009 // By Miles Grant

“Energy and climate-change legislation winding through Congress might make economic sense even if you don’t believe for a second in climate change.” The words of some treehugging liberal? Not exactly. They’re from Keith Johnson reporting in the Wall Street Journal, …

University of Florida Strives to Surpass LEED

10/14/2008 // By NWF

For universities serious about reducing their carbon footprint, compact fluorescent light bulbs just won’t cut it. Many are starting, quite literally, from the ground up, building highly efficient dorms, classrooms and libraries that can not only cut their carbon emissions …

Student Fees Drive Campus Retrofits

10/14/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

It often takes more than a dedicated student club or well-intentioned administrator to transform campus operations, particularly when it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency. Rather, campus-wide commitment can be the best indicator of success, as at University of Tennessee. …

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