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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

Growing On Campus: 4 Sustainable Gardens at American Colleges & Universities

11/22/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the first in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Campuses nationwide are […] Read more >

Campus Landscapes as Ideal Avenues for Conservation Practices

10/5/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Indiana Wildlife Federation project manager Marija Watson This season, Indiana universities and campuses will be invited to join Landscaping the Sustainable Campus, a program focused on using a more sustainable approach to manage campus grounds. Through this […] 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 >

Our Changing Oceans – Impacts of Global Warming

1/21/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The National Council for Science and the Environment hosted their 11th annual national conference this week, Our Changing Oceans. The three day conference focused on how the ocean environment will be impacted by climate change including both physical and biological […] Read more >

Learning with Thoreau

6/22/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

A short-and-sweet story at the Chronicle of Higher Education notes that even English majors can get their hands dirty at Furman University: "The course was about Henry David Thoreau's Walden, but instead of simply reading the memoir and discussing it […] Read more >

New Office at Interior Department Will Engage and Employ Youth

4/29/2009 // By NWF

Yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar formally announced the creation of an Office of Youth within the Interior Department to create and manage programs that are intended to get youth working outside again. “The new office will build our […] Read more >

Rainforest Education at Evergreen State College

3/11/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Nalini Nadkarni, a faculty member at Evergreen State College, talked to TED about her work studying and preserving rainforests, including outreach projects that get inner-city youth from Washington into the trees and learning about nature. Here she describes the richly […] Read more >

Purer Water, Smarter Students–AASHE 2008

11/13/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As a warm-up to this year’s AASHE conference, I toured Duke University with a group of other sustainability professionals, starting with the swamp. I imagine most campus visitors don’t immediately get dragged out into the marsh, but the interest on […] Read more >