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Make Solar Energy Wildlife Friendly!

4/1/2011 // By Helen Chmura

I’m a big believer in renewable energy and reducing pollution that leads to climate change, but I’m also a big believer in protecting wildlife habitat.  So, what’s a person to think when the goals of renewable energy development and protecting …


When the Oil Wells Run Dry

3/30/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil is good to the last drop, and we may see the last drop in our lifetimes. According to a new report by British bank HSBC, the world may only have 50 years of oil left and 176 years of …

Santa goes green

Santa Goes Green

12/22/2010 // By Mary Burnette

For years, my husband has wrapped all his Christmas presents in the comic pages from our newspaper. This year there is even a present under the tree wrapped in the flyer from our local supermarket listing this week’s holiday specials. …

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In Cancun and Congress, Pressing for Clean Energy Jobs ASAP

12/9/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

  As the Cancun climate talks proceed in balmy 75 degrees weather, the U.S. Senate stands on the precipice of a vote on a controversial new tax bill. Unfortunately, key omissions in both the evolving international climate deal and the …

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 …

Colleges & Universities Share Advice on Financing On-Campus Renewable Energy Installations at AASHE

10/11/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

At the AASHE Conference campus leaders from diverse backgrounds gathered to share their knowledge, experience and advice on a variety of topics — among them the perennial question of “I want to help my campus adopt sustainable energy practices, but how do I pay for it?”

Reduce Energy Consumption with Eco-Schools USA

10/8/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

Earth Science Week begins this Sunday, a series of events that provides an opportunity to boost energy literacy in the United States.

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. …

Alaska Embraces Renewable Energy for Homes, Businesses

8/19/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

Great news from Jim Adams, Regional Executive Director in National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska Regional Center: As part of National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to limit carbon emissions and move America to a clean energy future, we have been working on changing …

A Cajun Call for Clean Energy

5/11/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

This past weekend, about 200 residents from the New Orleans area signed a huge banner with bold personal messages to express deep concern over America’s continuing addiction to oil.