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Acton Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, is the fourth Eco-Schools USA Green Flag awardee. (Liz Soper)

Student Leaders in the Making at Second Massachusetts Green Flag Eco-School

5/17/2012 // By Liz Soper

On Friday, May 4, I had the distinguished opportunity to award the NWF Eco-Schools USA Green Flag to the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA, or “AB” as the students call it. There is no doubt this school deserved …

Humpback whale, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

Photo of the Day: Humpback Whale

4/17/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Do You Have Great Nature Photos? Share your pictures with us on Flickr and see others’ photos of wildlife from around the world. Check out our National Wildlife Magazine and Wildlife Watch photo groups!   This Photo of the Day …

The Power Down Project is a student-run initiative aimed at reducing energy use at the high school. (Kate Crosby)

MA Energy Advisor Says Eco-Schools USA Helps Students Work Through Complex Challenges

2/16/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

One of the highlights of my job is when I get to talk with teachers and students, and hear about the work they are doing to green their schools. Last month I interviewed Kate Crosby, Energy Advisor for the Acton-Boxborough …

Offshore Wind Gets Moving in Massachusetts

2/3/2012 // By Carol Oldham

There was a lot of excitement this afternoon at the Wind Technology Testing Facility in Charlestown MA. NWF and other local and national groups were present as state and federal officials came together to move offshore wind forward in the …

Trash sorting at school (photo by Ann Sussman)

Guest Post: Eye on the Green Flag, Massachusetts Eco-School Holds a Trash Audit Party

12/7/2011 // By NWF

Kate Crosby serves as the Energy Advisor for the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District and the Acton Public Schools in Acton, MA. She will be presenting at the National Green Schools Conference on energy conservation in K-12 schools in February 2012, …

Salazar Announces Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

8/17/2011 // By Catherine Bowes

Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Governor Lincoln Chafee and Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation for a press conference to announce a key step forward in the process to develop offshore wind energy in New England. There are significant …

Sportsmen Stand Up for the Clean Air Act

6/15/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

Hundreds of  groups that represent fishermen, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts presented a letter to Congress last week calling for protection of the Clean Air Act. Sportsmen and women released the letter at various locations across the country maintaing that clean air and clean …

NWF Program Coordinator, Chris Hilke, inspects fish canal at Red Brook-Century Bog complex, MA

Sea-Run Eastern Brook Trout Find Climate Champions at Red Brook

5/24/2011 // By Christopher Hilke

What does a successful on-the-ground climate adaptation initiative look like? Check out Red Brook, Massachusetts. NWF’s Northeast Regional Center is working with a broad coalition of partners to help sea run brook trout or “salters” at Massachusetts Red Brook-Century Bog …

Clean Energy Victory – Major Wind Project Gets Green Light

10/6/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today, Interior Sec. Salazar signed the lease for the Cape Wind energy project . Offshore wind is an important part of America’s clean energy future and the Obama administration’s announcement approves the nation’s first offshore wind farm, off the Massachusetts coast. …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Youth CAN at Boston Latin School

6/12/2010 // By Kate Hofmann

  It’s the oldest school in the United States, but Boston Latin School prides itself on its new thinking. Students have taken the initiative on several ambitious projects, rapidly transforming the Boston, Massachusetts school into a leader in education for …