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Take a Green-Themed Walking Tour of Your Campus!

9/5/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Do you know how “green” your campus is?  Here’s a quick quiz to find out: How many green roofs does your school have?  (2 points, plus 1 bonus point if you can name the buildings) Do the toilets in your …

Green Revolving Loan Funds Come of Age on Campus

6/25/2012 // By Julian Keniry

The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) recently hosted a summit on financing the future of energy efficiency at Harvard University attended by approximately 150 higher education, business and non-profit leaders from all across the U.S. on May 15, 2012. Green Campus …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

NC Greenforce Conference – Community Colleges Focus on Preparing North Carolina’s Green Workforce

11/29/2011 // By Carly Queen

More than 100 participants from 37 different community colleges in North Carolina and several local and national organizations came together November 14-15 at Davidson County Community College for the North Carolina Greenforce Conference. This event was organized by the National …

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; …

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 …

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