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3 Ways to Help Manatees in Florida

10/25/2012 // By Kelly Wagner

Florida manatees are graceful creatures that have fascinated people for centuries, but currently pollution and coastal development are damaging their habitat. Manatees can be found swimming in the warm waterways and coastline of Florida, eating sea grass for up to […] Read more >

Conservation Funding at Risk: Contact your Senator Now!

6/28/2011 // By Aviva Glaser

Today, people across the country are participating in a National Conservation Day of Action to protest the huge cuts to farm bill conservation programs that the House of Representative passed in their agriculture spending bill. Your Senator needs to hear […] Read more >

Celebrating Wildlife Success Stories on Endangered Species Day

5/19/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

This Friday, May 20th is Endangered Species Day — a day to both celebrate the successes of wildlife whose populations have been restored, and to learn more about the importance of saving those species still in danger.  Given the increasing […] Read more >

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with […] Read more >

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President Obama flirting with a Great Lakes disaster

3/28/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Obama’s 2012 budget would cut funding for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes, a move that would devastate the lakes’ $7 billion fishery. The president has proposed cutting $3 million from the $18.7 million spent annually by the […] Read more >

Let’s Face it, Who Doesn’t Love Cookies?- Grassroots Fundraising in a Struggling Economy

3/22/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Like hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation, Earlham College, Indiana is fundraising to send students to the Energy Action Coalition’s Power Shift 2011 conference in DC this spring.  With the conference on April 15-18 and rapidly approaching, they’ve […] Read more >

NBC Nightly News Highlights NWF’s Oil Spill Response

6/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

If there was any question about whether Americans are noticing the work of the National Wildlife Federation’s legion of members, supporters & staffers, it was answered by Brian Williams on Friday night on NBC Nightly News. (Apologies in advance for […] Read more >

New rankings show prominence of sustainability

10/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The Sustainable Endowments Institute's new green rankings are out, and there is some good news: With all the focus on sustainability in higher education over the past few years, grades are going up. Just over half of the schools surveyed […] Read more >

Rudders on the Rudder: Thinking Beyond Master Planning

10/5/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

We talk a lot about climate and the environment here at Campus Ecology, but the truth is that long-term sustainability requires more than ecological considerations. If a school is carbon-neutral, but not financially viable, it has failed its mission. Therefore, […] Read more >

Reporting from the 3rd Annual Butte College Sustainability Conference

8/14/2009 // By Kristy Jones

Butte College’s 3rd annual sustainability conference opened with a welcome from the school’s president, Dr. Diana Van Der Ploeg. Her speech exhorted attendees to remember that sustainability is as much a national security issue as an environmental one, and that […] Read more >