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Campuses Save Money and the Environment With Zero-Waste Events

11/30/2010 // By NWF

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

America Recycles Day: Tips from Eco-Schools USA

11/11/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

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. Read more >

Double Rainbow Halloween costume

My Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

10/29/2010 // By Carla Brown

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 Federation’s Halloween party. Well, here it is! *drum roll* A […] Read more >

Spider's Web Halloween costume from 2005

My Green Halloween Costumes

10/26/2010 // By Carla Brown

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 inexpensive supplies. A few years ago, they even made a […] Read more >

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

10/6/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

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. Read more >

A Kinder, Gentler Wrecking Ball

4/13/2010 // By NWF

“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 University, describes the university’s building deconstruction program. “We’ve been taking […] Read more >

Copenhagen Days 6-7 (“A Nuclear Renaissance?”)

1/7/2010 // By Carly Queen

Monday, December 14 (Day 6) When I arrived on the platform outside of the Bella Center this morning, something was noticeably different. There was a line, actually two lines, at least six people wide and hundreds of people deep! Everywhere […] Read more >

Reporting from the 3rd Annual Butte College Sustainability Conference, Second Day

8/17/2009 // By Kristy Jones

Day two of the Butte annual sustainability conference opened with a special keynote featuring Ken Grossman, Owner and President of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – a very popular company with the Butte crowd! Grossman, an alumni of Butte, gave an […] Read more >

Reusing: Better than Recycling

5/6/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Every spring we see a rash of stories on end-of-the-semester cleanouts in dorms and student apartments. As students leave for the summer, dumpsters fill up with perfectly good lamps, textbooks, furniture and clothing. However, schools are trying to make the […] Read more >

Cool Resource – WebEcoist

8/25/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

I love the web. I also love nature. When the two meet, I’m thrilled. Let’s just say I was very excited to see the launch of the new WebEcoist. WebEcoist is dedicated to the premise that the natural environment is […] Read more >