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Record Turnout For AASHE Student Summit!

10/10/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Today the Colorado Conference Center felt a little like a university campus as over 500 students from an impressive array of colleges and universities showed up for the AASHE 2010 Student Summit, co-produced by NWF’s Campus Ecology program. After a keynote address by Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, representatives from dozens of schools participated in breakout sessions on topics including “Connecting Campus to the Wider Community,” “Waste Management on Campus,” “Sustainability Success Stories,” “Financing Sustainability Projects on Campus,” and “National Student Campaigns.” Each session was entirely student-led and showcased inspiring initiatives on campuses from Northern Arizona to McGill, and from San Diego to Yale. Examples ranged from the “free store” at Bemidji State University to a student-created green lifestyle blog. Students also had the opportunity to discuss topics of their own choosing during an “Open Space” session, where participants were free to brainstorm and then lead small group discussions about the issues they felt mattered most. Read more >

New rankings show prominence of sustainability

10/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The Sustainable Endowments Institute's new green rankings are out, and there is some good news: With all the focus on sustainability in higher education over the past few years, grades are going up. Just over half of the schools surveyed […] Read more >

An Honor to be Nominated

8/22/2009 // By Jen Fournelle

Last night, I attended The Imagen Foundation Awards with Chill Out producer Melinda Esquibel of Mundo Maravilla, director Melissa Balin of the Brookturn Company, and NWF board member Lyvier Conss. (That's them with me and Jose Yenque in the photo […] Read more >

ClimateEdu: Youth Activism, Hydrogen Cars, and more

1/13/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Our latest issue is live. Here are today's headlines: Youth Activists Making Their Voices Heard at Climate TalksJoann KlimkiewiczAt climate talks in Poznan, young delegates from across the world added their voices to the debate, demanding that the global dialogue […] Read more >

Ratings and Rankings and Lists, Oh My! (Part 2)

9/30/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

As part 2 of last week’s post on college sustainability rankings, here’s a little more information on the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s newly issued Green Report Card. The Sustainable Endowments Institute relies heavily on a small core of schools for its […] Read more >

Ratings and Rankings and Lists, Oh My!

9/16/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

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Student Video Competitions Seek Solutions to Climate Issues

9/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

With the new semester starting, opportunities abound for students interested in putting their screenwriting and film skills to work: Climate Matters: Inspire Your Next President These 30 or 60 second short videos must relate to climate change and not to […] Read more >

The Campus Environment in 2008

8/25/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In case you missed all the hullabaloo, let me direct you to our newest report: Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability. It recognizes colleges and universities for exemplary efforts and awards academic letter grades (A through D) […] Read more >

Guide to Climate Action Planning

8/12/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

In case you missed this new report on our home site or in our e-newsletter, let me direct your attention to our new Climate Action Planning Guide for universities and colleges. The report is designed to help reduce greenhouse gas […] Read more >

Green Graduate, Seeking Job

7/22/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

The buzz on green jobs is especially loud in the summertime, when new grads flood the email boxes of HR managers with carefully composed resumes. Luckily, the environmentally-sensitive have more options than they did in the past, and not just […] Read more >