recycling

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows tour NewPage Recycle Mill

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 …

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

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

If you’re like me, “recycled textbook” means a big wedge of out-of-date social studies with a full list of made-up names written on the inside cover (Harry Butte?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 …

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

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 …

Campuses Save Money and the Environment With Zero-Waste Events

For many schools, zero-waste events are the first target they achieve in becoming a zero-waste campus.

America Recycles Day: Tips from Eco-Schools USA

November 15 is America Recycles Day. On Monday, learn how students all over the country are taking action to reduce consumption and waste with NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program.

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My Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

A few days ago I blogged about my recycled Halloween costumes from past years. And at the end, I said I would reveal my 2010 costume after the National Wildlife …

Spider's Web Halloween costume from 2005

My Green Halloween Costumes

Every year at National Wildlife Federation’s Headquarters office, we hold a Halloween party with prizes for costumes. I like making costumes from recycled materials because of the intellectual challenge and …

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

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.

A Kinder, Gentler Wrecking Ball

“Basically, when we deconstruct, we don’t get out the wrecking ball, we take the building apart.” That’s how Robert Keller, associate vice president for facility planning and operations at Miami …

Greening Your School with Eco-Schools USA

By Larry J. Schweiger Spending time outdoors and learning about nature as a child was instrumental for me in developing my passion for the natural world. Since November 1, 2009 …

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