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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Midwest Youth at the top of their game this year at Power Shift 2011

4/29/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This year, at the Energy Action Coalition’s national Power Shift 2011 conference, the Midwest brought a huge delegation of motivated young leaders ready to fight and win the battle for a 100% clean energy economy and a more sustainable future. …

Chill Out this Earth Day with NWF!

3/23/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

On April 13, National Wildlife Federation will unveil the winners of the 2011 campus Chill Out competition!  These campuses are incredible examples of how the students, faculty and staff at colleges, universities and high schools are leading the way towards …

Let’s Face it, Who Doesn’t Love Cookies?- Grassroots Fundraising in a Struggling Economy

3/22/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Like hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation, Earlham College, Indiana is fundraising to send students to the Energy Action Coalition’s Power Shift 2011 conference in DC this spring.  With the conference on April 15-18 and rapidly approaching, they’ve …

Grand Rapids City-Wide Power Shift Event

3/16/2011 // By Alex Costakis

This Friday 3/18 at 7pm in the John F. Donnelly Conference Center, Aquinas College is hosting a city-wide Power Shift 2011 event for students and community members across Western Michigan.


Guest Post: Consumer Voices Focus on Improving McDonald’s Climate Leadership from the Ground Up

3/15/2011 // By NWF

This guest post comes courtesy of Mark Harrison, Campaign Coordinator at Climate Counts. He can be reached at First, let’s do the numbers: McDonald’s has over 32,478 restaurants in 60% of the world’s countries and recorded $24 billion in …

Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

2/4/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in …