green jobs

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

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 …

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

Offshore Wind Necessary to Combating Climate Change

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 …

Students Across the Country Participate in Online Debate Actions

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 …

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

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 …

Little State Making Big Progress on Offshore Wind

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 …

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

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 …

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

  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 …

Windmill in Roscoe, Texas. Source: Flickr (jcwade)

Fund the Solution, Not the Problem

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 …

Rappahannock Community College Hosts Green Vendor Fair in Gloucester, VA

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 …

Northwest Earth Institute Releases New Course, Powering A Bright Future

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 …

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