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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Greenforce: Leaders Emphasize Community Colleges as Green Jobs Laboratories

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

As the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit continues in Greensboro today, I bring you more constructive nuggets from on-site NWF staffers. Delicious, delicious nuggets. If you’re looking for a one-line takeaway of the event thus far, you could do a …

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From the Central NC Greenforce Summit: Super CIP Reshaping Sustainable Programs Statewide

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Intrepid Wildlife Promise blogger Max Greenberg here, stringing dispatches together once more from the frontlines of the green workforce development movement. Today we’re looking at the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit in sunny Greensboro, 2004 inductee into the Department of …

Greensboro, NC | flickr: wwritter

Standout Community Colleges to Highlight Friday’s Greenforce Summit in Greensboro

3/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

As late winter turns to true spring, the Greenforce tour rolls on in North Carolina, setting up shop at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro later this week. Friday’s Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit, like the last event in Asheville, …

Good Jobs and Clean Energy

3/11/2011 // By Jen Mihills

Marylanders are looking 10 miles off the coast for good jobs and clean energy.  The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act is currently being considered in the General Assembly and has the support of labor unions and environmental organizations alike. With …

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