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Growing On Campus: 4 Sustainable Gardens at American Colleges & Universities

11/22/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the first in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Campuses nationwide are …

Students Are Doing It In the Dark—Are You?

11/8/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

Last year marked the first year of Campus Conservation Nationals—a nationwide energy and resource savings competition. This year, we are expanding and want you to be a part of the fun! Check out one of the videos from schools that …

Campus Landscapes as Ideal Avenues for Conservation Practices

10/5/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Indiana Wildlife Federation project manager Marija Watson This season, Indiana universities and campuses will be invited to join Landscaping the Sustainable Campus, a program focused on using a more sustainable approach to manage campus grounds. Through this …

Water Conservation and Reuse Workshop at Georgia Southern University

9/30/2011 // By Carly Queen

On September 16, 2011, the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network (GCSN) hosted a Water Conservation and Reuse Workshop at Georgia Southern University.  With support from National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program and the GCSN Steering Committee, approximately 35 participants from 16 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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