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Campus Ecology Fellow Ellen Teygart collects a soil sample from the field. Image credit Brittany Prischak.

Campuses Safeguard Wildlife, Cut Carbon Pollution

Sure you’ve noticed the extreme weather events of the past few months: extended drought, supercharged storms. But do you know the specific effect of climate change on wildlife at your campus …

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Victory in North Carolina Shows America Wants More Clean Energy, Not Less

North Carolina’s House of Representatives got it right on clean energy last week—even though “getting it right” had to mean formalizing a refusal to get it wrong.  Last Wednesday, North …

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Senators Reach across the Aisle to Create Jobs and Reduce Emissions

In confidence that success inspires more of the same, let’s take a moment to celebrate a model of bipartisan leadership that we saw in the Senate yesterday morning when Senators …

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Coming to the U.S.

I attended the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Close to 1,500 people attended, and half of those were representatives from the United Steel Workers (very impressive). …

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President’s Budget Eliminates Environmental Education. Again.

In President Obama’s Inaugural and State of the Union addresses, he outlined the need for the United States to lead the world in both the transition to a clean energy …

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Three Tips for “Making Good” from Billy Parish

Are you about to graduate? Interested in working to make the world a better place, and also interested in making money along the way? For those convinced that the two goals …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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?

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 …

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