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What does your campus and community do when your natural gas pipeline is severed?

9/28/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

  This past weekend, September 23-24th, almost 200 students, staff, and faculty were faced with this issue while at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) for the UMACS conference.  The main natural gas pipeline between Benson, MN and Morris, MN (approximately […] Read more >

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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

9/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the family to go to the mattresses!  Texas drought you better […] Read more >

Virginia’s largest solar energy system to be installed at Washington and Lee University

9/2/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Washington and Lee University has signed an agreement with Secure Futures L.L.C., a solar-energy developer based in Staunton, Virginia, to install two solar photovoltaic arrays, totaling approximately 450 kilowatts. The first solar array, with a capacity of 120 kilowatts, will […] Read more >

Remembering Ray Anderson’s Legacy to Sustainability

8/18/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

It is with a heavy heart that I share that our colleague and friend, Ray Anderson, has passed away.  Ray served on the President’s Advisory Council at the National Wildlife Federation for many years and was both an astute businessman […] Read more >

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New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

7/28/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly anticipated, but a breath of fresh air. Written 15 years […] Read more >

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Paper Chase: Report Claims Marketplace Driving Improved Sustainability

7/14/2011 // By Max Greenberg

When it comes to sustainability, paper and pulp companies haven’t always been at the head of the class. But according to a new report from the Environmental Paper Network, the industry is improving, partly spurred by changes in the marketplace. […] Read more >

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: From Community Roundtable to a Meeting with President Obama by Ian Johnson

6/16/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by: Ian Johnson Community-level sustainability discussion leads to White House meeting with President Obama Recently my community involvement around sustainability principles snowballed into an involvement and experience far greater than I could have imagined.  While in DC as […] Read more >

Schools Use Summer Break As A Time For Intensive Sustainability Courses

6/10/2011 // By Cheli Cresswell

We’re well into June, and — for the vast majority of college students and professors — that wonderful time known as “summer break.” However, for an increasing number of students and faculty across the nation, the months between the end […] Read more >

Growing Green in the Valley

5/5/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

Blue Ridge Community College, a partner of the Greenforce Initiative, will host Growing Green in the Valley for agricultural producers, agri-tourism operations, and related businesses and interested individuals on Thursday, May 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Plecker […] Read more >

NWF Intern Alex Costakis: “My first time at Power Shift”

5/2/2011 // By Alex Costakis

I’ve spent the last week or so attempting to capture the essence of my Power Shift 2011 experience in little more than a thousand words. Quite frankly, this is one of the hardest things I have ever done.  As a […] Read more >