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National Wildlife Federation keynotes at Gyeonggi Green Campus Global Forum in Korea

5/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Julian Keniry, National Wildlife Federation’s Senior Director of Campus & Community Leadership, traveled to Seoul, Korea this week to keynote and host a workshop at the 3rd annual Gyeonggi Green Campus Global Forum.  The Green Campus Global Forum, first held in 2010, […] Read more >

Windmill in Roscoe, Texas. Source: Flickr (jcwade)

Fund the Solution, Not the Problem

5/11/2012 // By Corey Shott

This week a couple of Members of Congress have thrown their ideas on budget cutting into the mix by proposing legislation to end all subsidies to fossil fuel industries.  Led by Congressman Keith Ellison (MN) and Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), […] Read more >

You have the force…

5/10/2012 // By Jen Fournelle

Within you to reduce your energy usage!  UNC Asheville made a flashy video starring Flash, Energy Commander to encourage students to conserve energy during Campus Conservation Nationals.  UNC Asheville had five buildings participate, with some pretty steep competition.  As a […] Read more >

Rappahannock Community College Hosts Green Vendor Fair in Gloucester, VA

5/10/2012 // By Kristy Jones

At the end of April, Rappahannock Community College in Virginia hosted a green vendor fair, in partnership, with the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. More than 15 green vendors attended highlighting their environmentally friendly products and services available to the […] Read more >

Northwest Earth Institute Releases New Course, Powering A Bright Future

4/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Northwest Earth Institute’s (NWEI) two-session course, Powering a Bright Future, explores issues related to the current energy crises, and what can be done to take action as individuals and communities interested in promoting energy sustainability. Powering a Bright Future contains solution-based curriculum providing […] Read more >

Skidmore College Students Key to Success in Campus Sustainability Program

4/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaing an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus, features New York’s Skidmore College’s “S-Rep” Program, also known as an Eco-Rep program. Sustainable Skidmore’s student Sustainability-Rep (S-REP) program, established in 2008, increases awareness about sustainability […] Read more >

Oil Shale: A Half-baked Idea Whose Time Still Hasn’t Come

4/19/2012 // By Judith Kohler

Supporters of mining the vast tracts of public lands in Wyoming, Utah and western Colorado for oil shale like to say how the region is “the Saudi Arabia’’ of the stuff. Industry cheerleaders and some members of Congress cite government […] Read more >

Linking Campus Sustainability to Hands-On Learning at Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

4/19/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

This week marked the 7th Annual Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference hosted by the University of Maryland. The Conference brought together directors and staff from sustainability, facilities, health & safety, campus planning and business offices, as well as business partners […] Read more >

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Climate Change Jeopardizes Our Energy Systems

4/18/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding two interesting hearings related to climate change and energy infrastructure. First, on Thursday April 19, the committee will hear from several experts about the impacts of rising sea level […] Read more >

NWF goes to the Maine Sportsmen’s Show

4/6/2012 // By Carol Oldham

We spent last weekend talking with hunters and anglers (and hikers and boaters) at the annual Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM) show in the Augusta civic center. It was a great, long weekend of fun! We gave out a couple […] Read more >