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National Squirrel Appreciation Day: Robo-rodents, Plus a Squirrel-Food Recipe

1/17/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Although January 21st has been recognized as National Squirrel Appreciation Day since 2001, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technologyhave carried squirrel appreciation way beyond a puny period of 24 hours. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, squirrels […] Read more >

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Les Misérables: Victor Hugo’s Nature Lesson

1/3/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

When I decided to read Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables in preparation for my wife dragging me to the musical film of the same name, I did not expect to find in the novel’s 1,400 pages a lesson on […] Read more >

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McLean, Virginia Eco-School Takes a Big Bite Out of Cafeteria Waste

12/7/2012 // By Guest Author

Churchill Road Elementary School holds a Green Flag award in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program. One of the school’s major greening projects focuses on waste reduction, and they have implemented an exemplary program resulting in a 90% reduction in the trash […] Read more >

Haycock Township, PA Becomes a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

11/26/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

Congratulations to Haycock Township, Pennsylvania for becoming the 63rd Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the nation and the third community in Pennsylvania to achieve this honor.  Haycock Township is a rural township of just over 2,000 people located about 45 […] Read more >

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Thanksgiving: A Note of Gratitude to NWF Supporters

11/20/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

About 75 cents out of every dollar spent by nonprofit organizations comes from individual donors. Consequently, those people who sit down at home and write checks to NWF, or who give online, or who join the NWF Wildlife Leaders Club […] Read more >

How are community colleges advancing greener careers and campuses?

11/7/2012 // By Kristy Jones

The Greenforce Initiative, a partnership of National Wildlife Federation and Jobs for the Future, hosted a virtual summit last Friday, November 2 – Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses. The summit hosted several sessions including an employer panel with John Bradburn from […] Read more >

Bethlehem, PA Celebrates Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

11/2/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

Who would have thought that a city like Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, known in former years as a hub of industry (most notably, for Bethlehem Steel), would rally its citizens to preserve wildlife habitat in the city?  But, this is exactly what happened […] Read more >

Hands-On Habitat Volunteers – A Key to the Future of the Environmental Movement

10/22/2012 // By John Kostyack

The near absence of any discussion of the environment in the presidential debates has led me to think about the state of the U.S. environmental movement. In one sense, conservationists in the U.S. should be proud of all that we […] Read more >

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Washington Activist Gives Orcas a Voice

10/18/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

What would orcas say about proposals to ship up to 150 million tons of coal per year on trains running along the Columbia River and Puget Sound through sensitive habitat? That’s the question that Washington activist Richard Bergner so creatively […] Read more >

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

10/9/2012 // By Carla Brown

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of those images. PS 41 is this magical school with the […] Read more >