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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 >

New Student Guide Offers Steps for Peer-to-Peer Campus Sustainability Training

4/2/2012 // By Kristy Jones

NWF, AASHE student guide builds on decade-old Eco-Reps program active across US and Canada The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology program recently released a new, step-by-step guide to creating […] Read more >

Women and the Environment, Celebrating Women’s History Month with EPA Administrator Jackson

3/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

On Monday, March 26, Jaime Matyas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Wildlife Federation and I, Senior Manager of Campus Ecology at National Wildlife Federation, had the pleasure of attending a briefing at the White House on […] Read more >

Sustainable Development key at APEC Symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth & Employment

3/22/2012 // By Kristy Jones

The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment Project Symposium. I had the pleasure to participate as an observer on Tuesday. APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum; their […] Read more >

Watch Now: Webinar on Green Jobs and Safety

3/7/2012 // By Kristy Jones

In partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an Institute within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Greenforce Initiative hosted a webinar on February 28, Green Jobs, Safety Jobs – focusing on occupational safety […] Read more >

“I love offshore wind”

2/15/2012 // By Carol Oldham

The title is a quote from our member Randy, who came out yesterday on Valentine’s Day to show some love for Clean Energy! The room was full yesterday at a wind meeting held by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […] Read more >

Smog envelopes downtown Houston, TX (Flickr's Rick Kimpel)

Media Scrutinizes Modest Clean Energy Investments, Ignores Massive Polluter Tax Giveaways

1/27/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Imagine if reporters spent even a fraction of the time highlighting America’s hugely wasteful dirty energy subsidies as they do trying to gin up “scandal” in clean energy. How would American taxpayers react if they knew how much of their […] Read more >