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Green School Challenge A Success

4/30/2014 // By Marya Fowler

“We will persevere until every watt is watched!” proclaimed the 4th and 5th grade students in Brentwood Elementary School’s Environmental Club. Such is an example of the enthusiasm generated by a recent Green School Challenge held in Central Texas. A partnership between the […] Read more >

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What’s Your Wildlife Personality?

3/6/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The National Wildlife Federation is taking time this month to recognize and celebrate our wonderfully diverse group of supporters. It’s your passion, knowledge and curiosity that makes you part of such a powerful force for America’s wildlife. Find out how […] Read more >

Green Roof on PS 41 in New York

Green Roof Inspires New York School: Video

10/9/2012 // By Carla Brown

I grew up watching movies set in New York City, so I have many pre-conceived images of life there. A peaceful garden on top of a school was not one of those images. PS 41 is this magical school with the […] Read more >

Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s […] Read more >

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Creating a Recycling Program at Your School

7/3/2012 // By Carla Brown

Grade three classes set up a recycling program at their school and register as an Eco-School. Read more >

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

8/11/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Dave Wasmuth, Sabina Ernst, Anne Stires, Jose German and many National Wildlife Federation volunteers in Montclair, New Jersey are true wildlife rock stars. Over the course of six years, these wildlife rock stars–and yes, volunteers–got more than 180 Montclair homes (30 […] Read more >

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Coal, Kids and America’s Classrooms

6/7/2011 // By Jenna Peters

I bet you remember the powerful and persistent Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning “Erin Brockovich” who is an impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history around the contamination of drinking water.  The southern California town of Hinkley […] Read more >

Coal by-products not regulated by the CAA (photo via Seth Anderson, Flickr)

Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

A newly-released school lesson plan series on energy tells children about the advantages of coal-burning for electricity but offers our kids an industry-biased view and, sadly, omits some of the most critical parts of the story. UPDATE! On May 16, […] Read more >

The Five Reasons Parents Should be Demanding a Greener Education for Their Children

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Environmental education in its many forms — nature lessons, energy awareness, water conservation, recycling, field trips and community service projects — has been popular over many years in the U.S.  But, in 90% of U.S. schools, it has failed to […] Read more >

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. Read more >