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Green Jobs Summit Series Kicks Off to a Great Start

10/29/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Yesterday was a big day for Campus Ecology; the “Preparing the Texas Workforce for the New Green Economy” Summit in San Antonio, Texas was a huge success. It was the first in a series of regional summits put on by the Greenforce Initiatve that NWF and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have jointly created to help spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in select regions across the country. Read more >

Greenforce Initiative in Texas: Strengthening Pathways to Employment

10/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

On October 28, South Texas College in McAllen hosts the Greenforce Initiative’s first regional summit. Read more >

Record Turnout For AASHE Student Summit!

10/10/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Today the Colorado Conference Center felt a little like a university campus as over 500 students from an impressive array of colleges and universities showed up for the AASHE 2010 Student Summit, co-produced by NWF’s Campus Ecology program. After a keynote address by Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, representatives from dozens of schools participated in breakout sessions on topics including “Connecting Campus to the Wider Community,” “Waste Management on Campus,” “Sustainability Success Stories,” “Financing Sustainability Projects on Campus,” and “National Student Campaigns.” Each session was entirely student-led and showcased inspiring initiatives on campuses from Northern Arizona to McGill, and from San Diego to Yale. Examples ranged from the “free store” at Bemidji State University to a student-created green lifestyle blog. Students also had the opportunity to discuss topics of their own choosing during an “Open Space” session, where participants were free to brainstorm and then lead small group discussions about the issues they felt mattered most. Read more >

RePaper Project helps Campuses Step Up Climate Protection Via Waste Reduction and Paper Recycling

10/6/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

This fall, help your campus move beyond simple paper recycling and take climate and sustainability practices to the next level. The RePaper Project, an initiative of the Environmental Paper Network, has released a new comprehensive tool designed to facilitate that process. The guide, entitled Paper Steps on Campus: 9 Steps to Protecting the Climate and Reducing Waste through Campus Paper Policies and compiled in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and Recycling Organizations of North America, is an essential resource even for colleges and universities that have already begun implementing sustainability initiatives on campus. Read more >

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The Greenforce Initiative underway on community college campuses

9/22/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

With jobs in the country’s emerging clean energy sector growing more
than twice as fast as jobs overall, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have joined forces on the two-year Greenforce Initiative, which will spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in the United States.
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Sustainability Leaders at Major Corporations Share Strategies at Green Pathways Conference

9/22/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Today marks that start of the Creating Green Pathways for Lower-Skilled Adults Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The two-day event, co-hosted with NWF by Jobs For The Future and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, is designed to help project leaders, employers, and […] Read more >

Ron Sims inspires at Department of Education Green Summit

9/21/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Deputy Secretary of Urban Development Ron Sims took the podium yesterday during the Sustainability Education Summit: “Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy” to make a strong case for the role of education in achieving our goals of developing a […] Read more >

Clean Energy Jobs Bring Michigan Together

9/13/2010 // By Miles Grant

What do wildlife enthusiasts in Northern Michigan and local energy experts and elected officials have in common? Both know just how important it is to transition to a new clean energy economy. The future of wildlife – from moose to […] Read more >

Greenforce Frontline: 2 pm Eastern Today

8/17/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry Schweiger The end of the carbon age is in view, so I am glad to see green jobs opportunities becoming available today for those who are looking for the best jobs and career options. Please join National Wildlife Federation, […] Read more >

Welcome To Miami – Launching The Greenforce Initiative

4/19/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

This weekend, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting welcomed students, more than 100 college and university presidents, and national youth organizations at the University of Miami. The annual meeting—the third of its kind—brings leaders together to create and […] Read more >