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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 >

Watch Now: Webinar on Green Jobs and Safety

3/7/2012 // By Kristy Jones

In partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an Institute within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Greenforce Initiative hosted a webinar on February 28, Green Jobs, Safety Jobs – focusing on occupational safety […] Read more >

Greenforce Initiative Grant Effort – Shipping Containers as Housing

3/1/2012 // By Kristy Jones

(cross-posted Abonmarche Blog) Posted on February 28, 2012 by Jeff Saylor Shipping containers as Housing Earlier this month, I gave a lecture at the Krasl Art Center (Krasl) in St. Joseph on the rehabilitation of shipping containers, primarily for housing […] Read more >

Nine Community College Faculty Gather in Virginia to Integrate NASA Tools into their Curriculum

2/28/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Last Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) hosted a professional development institute in Reston, Virginia, at NWF HQs for the community college faculty participants of the Building a Diverse, Green […] Read more >

Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

12/16/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and other professionals gathered to network and share best practices of […] Read more >

Habitat restoration and conservation, how students and staff are protecting space for wildlife at 3 U.S. campuses

12/13/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the third in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Davidson College in […] Read more >

Growing On Campus: 4 Sustainable Gardens at American Colleges & Universities

11/22/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the first in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Campuses nationwide are […] Read more >

NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College

11/21/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology staff, Jen Fournelle and Kristy Jones, toured Germanna Community College’s new green academic facility, still under construction, in early November. The new building located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus is scheduled for completion in March 2012; […] Read more >

Building a Better Future for Wildlife and Ourselves

11/14/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

White House Event Honors Community College Leaders, Businesses, Entrepreneurs If I had any doubts about Americans’ ability to come together and literally build a better future for people and wildlife, an inspiring event last week helped put those doubts to […] Read more >

The Auto Industry Just Built More Than 100,000 Green Jobs

9/21/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

Why haven’t we heard about this…and how do we get more of it? Over the last few weeks, the national debate has been even more all-about-jobs than usual.  But one story isn’t getting the play it deserves. The auto industry […] Read more >