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3 Tips for a Fun Community Clean-up Day

4/26/2012 // By Carla Brown

Gathering neighbors and friends to beautify your community is a great way to connect with nature… and each other. Read more >

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Guest Post: Middle School Students Work to Ban the Plastic Bag

12/19/2011 // By NWF

Mike Garguilo is a passionate middle school science teacher in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is the host of the Environmental Action Club which received the award for the environmental club of the year in Westchester County and co-writer of the […] Read more >

A brook cuts through a winter landscape by John J. Stier

5 Creative Tips to Rejuvenate the 2011 Holiday Season

12/9/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

At age 10, no feeling in the world could compare to the juvenile exultation of Christmas morning. I still remember the overwhelming excitement that snapped my sleepy eyes open. Thirteen years later, I may not have the same urge to […] Read more >

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, […] Read more >

Eco-Schools National Operators gathered with Green Flag in Krakow (Liz Soper)

My Trip to Poland for the Eco-Schools National Operators Meeting

11/17/2011 // By Liz Soper

After three flights and 24 hours of traveling, I finally touched down in Krakow, Poland, three weeks ago and was met by our wonderful friends from the Environmental Partnership Foundation, which run Ekoszkola (Eco-Schools) here. I was in Poland for […] Read more >

The RePaper Challenge Spurs Campuses to Reach 75% Paper Recovery Rate by 2015

11/9/2011 // By Kristy Jones

With the start of a new school year, a growing coalition of sustainability and recycling organizations, including National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology Program, is engaging with North American campuses to help them boost recycling by tracking and improving their […] Read more >

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Paper Chase: Report Claims Marketplace Driving Improved Sustainability

7/14/2011 // By Max Greenberg

When it comes to sustainability, paper and pulp companies haven’t always been at the head of the class. But according to a new report from the Environmental Paper Network, the industry is improving, partly spurred by changes in the marketplace. […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows tour NewPage Recycle Mill

6/11/2011 // By Kristy Jones

NWF’s Eco-Schools and Campus Ecology programs, in partnership with NewPage Corporation, and with support from McGraw-Hill, are working together on a textbook recycling initiative. The goal? To learn more about the textbook recycling industry in the U.S and engage more […] Read more >

My textbook! I've been looking everywhere for it. (flickr | mod as hell)

New Life for Old (Recycled) Textbooks, Courtesy of McGraw-Hill Grant

3/30/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me, “recycled textbook” means a big wedge of out-of-date social studies with a full list of made-up names written on the inside cover (Harry Butte? Delightful!). More importantly, it means a chunk of tree-pulp at the end […] Read more >

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Guest Post: Consumer Voices Focus on Improving McDonald’s Climate Leadership from the Ground Up

3/15/2011 // By NWF

This guest post comes courtesy of Mark Harrison, Campaign Coordinator at Climate Counts. He can be reached at mharrison@climatecounts.org. First, let’s do the numbers: McDonald’s has over 32,478 restaurants in 60% of the world’s countries and recorded $24 billion in […] Read more >