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How Your Next Vehicle Could Keep the Freezer Running (Really!)

7/5/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

As one of the millions in the DC area who lost power in last weekend’s storm, I doubt I was alone in feeling a moment or two of profound thankfulness for the lithium ion battery in my smart phone. That …

What Is Causing the Climate to Unravel?

7/3/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

Answer: One Trillion Tons of Carbon Pollution 40,000 heat records have already been broken this year across the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the signs of an unbalanced climate system have been …

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

6/6/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August 3, 2012. NWF’s Campus Ecology program has published case studies …

Little State Making Big Progress on Offshore Wind

5/29/2012 // By Corey Vezina

Growing up in the Ocean State, I spent the majority of my summer by the beaches of Narragansett.  My grandmother had a beach house on Great Island.  From my grandmother’s beach house on Great Island we could just make out …

Germanna Community College’s New LEED Silver Science & Engineering Building

5/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Germanna Community College in Virginia opened their new green, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver building in early May. The new science & enginneering building, located at Germanna’s Fredericksburg campus, features: ~ Low maintenance landscaping; ~ Vegetative roof; …

Rappahannock Community College Hosts Green Vendor Fair in Gloucester, VA

5/10/2012 // By Kristy Jones

At the end of April, Rappahannock Community College in Virginia hosted a green vendor fair, in partnership, with the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. More than 15 green vendors attended highlighting their environmentally friendly products and services available to the …

Northwest Earth Institute Releases New Course, Powering A Bright Future

4/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Northwest Earth Institute’s (NWEI) two-session course, Powering a Bright Future, explores issues related to the current energy crises, and what can be done to take action as individuals and communities interested in promoting energy sustainability. Powering a Bright Future contains solution-based curriculum providing …

Skidmore College Students Key to Success in Campus Sustainability Program

4/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaing an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus, features New York’s Skidmore College’s “S-Rep” Program, also known as an Eco-Rep program. Sustainable Skidmore’s student Sustainability-Rep (S-REP) program, established in 2008, increases awareness about sustainability …

New Student Guide Offers Steps for Peer-to-Peer Campus Sustainability Training

4/2/2012 // By Kristy Jones

NWF, AASHE student guide builds on decade-old Eco-Reps program active across US and Canada The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Campus Ecology program recently released a new, step-by-step guide to creating …

Maryland Circle of Support for Offshore Wind

3/23/2012 // By Jen Mihills

  In just a few short days, legislators in Annapolis will likely vote to determine if we transition to clean, renewable offshore wind energy or if we maintain the status quo of burning fossil fuels that pollute our air and …

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