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Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 – Nation’s Largest Electricity and Water Reduction Competition Kicks Off February 4

2/4/2013 // By Kristy Jones

Students at hundreds of campuses across the country will soon be taking very short showers, studying by flashlight, and cozying up by moonlight when the Campus Conservation Nationals begins its electricity and water reduction competition on February 4. Running until April […] Read more >

A student at St Clair County Community College scans a QR code with her smartphone to learn more about a campus green feature. Image credit St Clair County Community College.

The Future of Campus Sustainability

1/31/2013 // By Sara Gassman

On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29, as part of the Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability webinar series, Dr. Jay Antle, Executive Director, and Dave Newport, Director of Colorado University-Boulder Environmental Center, held a riveting conversation on the […] Read more >

Lori from Larry's Beans, an especially sustainable coffee roaster in Raleigh, NC, participates in the Wake Tech Green Symposium. Image Credit:  Lisa Haywood

Best Green Jobs Fairs of 2012

12/13/2012 // By Sara Gassman

With the fall semester winding down, members of the Class of 2013 are probably thinking about their impending final semester…and beyond. Beyond! What a mysterious and overwhelming place. Luckily, up-and-coming trends on campuses are green-themed job fairs, and building connections between […] Read more >

Audience at Symons's University of Mary Washington presentation earlier this month. Photo credit Julian Keniry, NWF.

What does the 2012 Election Mean for Campus Sustainability?

11/28/2012 // By Sara Gassman

As part of Johnson County Community College’s Sustainability Webinar series, NWF’s Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, Jeremy Symons, addressed a virtual crowd of over 50 people regarding the impact of the 2012 election on campus sustainability yesterday afternoon. […] Read more >

Greenforce Initiative Grant helps St. Clair County Community College show off Living Labs concept

11/20/2012 // By Guest Author

This blog is written by St. Clair County Community College St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Mich., uses its green campus to teach students about sustainability and green issues. Thanks to a $3,000 Greenforce Initiative Innovation Mini Grant, […] 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 >

What’s Your Purpose? Billy Parish asks Students at the Annual AASHE Student Summit

10/26/2012 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

On October 14, almost 500 students gathered at the Los Angeles Convention center for the student summit at the AASHE annual campus sustainability conference.  This was the sixth year NWF Campus Ecology helped to organize the student summit. In my opinion […] Read more >

Offshore wind turbine in Thames Estuary, UK (credit: Flickr/phault)

Offshore Wind Necessary to Combating Climate Change

10/24/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest blog post by Chelsea Harnish, Energy Program Manager for Virginia Conservation Network. The most substantial long-term solution for combating climate change is to power our homes and businesses with renewable energy—namely wind and solar.  However, right now, there […] Read more >

Students Across the Country Participate in Online Debate Actions

10/4/2012 // By Liz Starke

Last night, students from across the country (and some from outside too) gathered around their TV’s and keyboards to participate in the PowerVote live chat centered around the first presidential debate. Among these students were several representatives from Michigan—some at […] Read more >

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

6/6/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August 3, 2012. NWF’s Campus Ecology program has published case studies […] Read more >