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Students helping in the "Enchanted Garden" on campus. Photo by Paula Hewitt Amram

Bronx Eco-School’s Earth Day Event Showcases Many Aspects of Sustainability

5/7/2015 // By Guest Author

Bronx Theater High School is one of eight schools on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Campus. The JFK Campus building boasts a large solar panel installation that generates 5% of the Facility’s total energy. I was proud to be at …

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Building Better Spaces: NWF Honors William McDonough

4/22/2015 // By Abby Barber

During the 2015 National Conservation Achievement Awards Gala on May 14, National Wildlife Federation’s J.N. Ding Darling Conservation Award recipient will be William McDonough, a renowned architect, designer, and leader in sustainable development. McDonough will honor us by speaking at …

Lizard on a rock

Bright Future for Renewables on Public Lands

7/2/2014 // By Frank Sturges

This week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned off its first lease in a designated Solar Energy Zone. The Dry Lake project in Nevada is the first of 19 identified sites to be auctioned, and a shining symbol of the potential …

Photo Courtesy of Kent Solberg

Meet the Cover Crop Champions

5/16/2014 // By Lara Bryant

Last year NWF began a new program for cover crop expert farmers and agricultural professionals, called the “Cover Crop Champions.” The champions receive small grants to pay the cost of their travel, time, and various expenses to share their expertise …

Poplar trees in Oregon. © Charles Knowles/Flickr

Doubling Down on Sustainability – GreenWood’s Oregon Poplar Farm

3/28/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

In early February, Oregon’s GreenWood Tree Farm Fund doubled down on sustainability. Already certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its forest management, roundwood logs and wood chips, GreenWood earned certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), covering …

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

8/9/2013 // By Emily Fano

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area with the greatest number of registered Eco-Schools.  The program has …

Vernal pool. Photo courtesy of flickr user marymactavish

Buy California Wine, Kill an Endangered Species

6/26/2013 // By Lara Bryant

This is part 2 of a blog about the recent farm bill debacle.  See part 1 here. And now, the story of a wealthy specialty crop lobby who publicly promote sustainability, but privately lobbied against one farm bill amendment so …

1-2-3-4, Who’re We Gonna Cheer For? Eco-Schools!

5/1/2013 // By Judith Kohler

“Way to go Cougars!” a student at Copper Mesa Elementary in Highlands Ranch exclaimed as the gym full of students cheered. The occasion was a kind of pep assembly at the Denver-area school, but it was unlike any pep assembly …

Advancing US Workforce for 21st Century: National Thought Leaders Convene

4/14/2013 // By Julian Keniry

What are the skills needed for a competitive, 21st century workforce?  How are US community colleges helping to meet these needs?  What is the role of employers?  Policy-makers?  Students and other stakeholders? Smart Grid to Battery Storage: These were among …

Farm to Table: Sustainable Food in Higher Education

4/11/2013 // By Eriqah Vincent

On April 5, Campus Ecology’s Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN) hosted a workshop on sustainable food for the our Spring Topic Specific Workshop series. Thirty-seven participants from colleges and universities across the state came to Georgia Southern University to learn and brainstorm on sustainable dining …