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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 >

Little State Making Big Progress on Offshore Wind

5/29/2012 // By Corey Vezina

Growing up in the Ocean State, I spent the majority of my summer by the beaches of Narragansett.  My grandmother had a beach house on Great Island.  From my grandmother’s beach house on Great Island we could just make out […] Read more >

Germanna Community College’s New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building

5/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Germanna Community College in Virginia opened their new green, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building in early May. The new science & enginneering building, located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus, features: ~ Low maintenance landscaping; ~ Vegetative roof; […] Read more >

This Friday is Endangered Species Day, do you have any on your campus?

5/17/2012 // By Kristy Jones

  On Friday, May 18, 2012 join National Wildlife Federation in recognizing Endangered Species Day, a day to learn about the imperiled birds, fish and plants in your area and also share the importance of wildlife conservation with friends and family.  […] 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 >

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 >

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 >

Study: Conservation Corps Service Builds Leadership and Teamwork Skills

3/12/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

With the release of a report from Texas A&M University and the Public Lands Service Coalition, it comes as no surprise that serving in conservation corps could be a critical factor in a participant’s decision to pursue a career in […] Read more >