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Butte College Proves “Grid Positive” Possible

7/18/2011 // By Julian Keniry

When Butte College publicly stated its goal in 2008 to become grid positive by 2012, the campus sustainability community watched developments closely, wondering how Butte would achieve this goal.  The technical, financial, and staffing barriers would be formidable, we all knew from […] Read more >

Next Economic Development Administration Grant Deadline June 10th

5/27/2011 // By Cheli Cresswell

The Economic Development Administration has recently switched to a quarterly review process for applications to some of its programs. The Public Works, Economic Adjustment and Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund investments applications are now be reviewed on a quarterly basis, and the next quarterly deadline for submitting EDA grant applications to these programs is June 10th, 2011. Read more >

Community College Program Encourages Idea Exchange in Green Fields of Study

5/26/2011 // By NWF

Guest Blog by: Staci Matlock The Santa Fe New Mexican Walking through the new Trades and Advanced Technology Center at Santa Fe Community College is like touring one big practical idea incubator. Students are taking theories from the biofuels, solar, […] Read more >

Green Manufacturing and Urban Agriculture: Hot Topics discussed at the Chicagoland Greenforce Initiative Meeting

5/20/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Green manufacturing and urban agriculture were the hot green topics discussed at the first Greenforce Intiaitive gathering on May 17th at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.  The gathering was in conjunction with the Chicago Green Collar Jobs Initiative 4th annual summit and participants […] Read more >

Growing Green in the Valley

5/5/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

Blue Ridge Community College, a partner of the Greenforce Initiative, will host Growing Green in the Valley for agricultural producers, agri-tourism operations, and related businesses and interested individuals on Thursday, May 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Plecker […] Read more >

How NWF is fighting for climate justice in tribal communities

4/22/2011 // By NWF

This guest blog post was written by Myra Wilensky, NWF’s Tribal Global Warming Outreach Manager. She is based in Boulder, CO. For more information on her work towards achieving climate justice for Native peoples, email her at wilensky@nwf.org. For Native […] Read more >

Carla Howard and Marc Littlejohn of NWF gathered to celebrate the National Urban League's achievements and to recognize members of Congress. (Photo Credit: Mia Fields-Hall)

National Urban League’s 8th Annual Legislative Policy Conference and the State of Black America

4/18/2011 // By Marc Littlejohn

The National Urban League held its 8th Annual Legislative Policy Conference. National (youth, civil rights, etc.) leaders, including those from the National Wildlife Federation, gathered in our nation’s capital to discusses solutions to challenges affecting diverse communities around the country. […] Read more >

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The Green Economy Takes All Kinds (Even Business Majors)

3/31/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I almost missed it in a week of big news and early baseball, but this op-ed from Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch brings up a few good points about America’s growing green economy: A few years ago, there was a predicted shortage […] Read more >

Chill Out this Earth Day with NWF!

3/23/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

On April 13, National Wildlife Federation will unveil the winners of the 2011 campus Chill Out competition!  These campuses are incredible examples of how the students, faculty and staff at colleges, universities and high schools are leading the way towards […] Read more >

Going Underground on Campus: Creates Jobs, Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

3/20/2011 // By Julian Keniry

When a campus such as Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana determines to reduce coal use by 30,000 tons, save $2 million, and cut carbon pollution by 50% each year, it is news.  Multiply that effort by 160 campuses in 42 states, and […] Read more >