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Big News! Power Shift 2011 Date and Venue Change- Register for the Conference Today!

2/2/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Power Shift 2011 has moved! The conference will now take place at the DC Convention Center from April 15-18. Click here to register to attend. Though it was originally intended to take place at RFK Stadium, the DC Convention Center is the largest space available in the entire city, thus the dates of the convergence have been pushed back by one week to take advantage of this great opportunity.

PlaNYC wins EPAward

12/1/2010 // By Derek Brockbank

EPA announced it’s “Smart Growth” awards for livability in cities and towns. New York City’s PlaNYC took the top award.

Secretary Arne Duncan, Congressman John Sarbanes Address Sustainability Education Summit in DC

9/21/2010 // By NWF

This post was written by Patrick Fitzgerald, NWF’s Director of Education Advocacy. NWF’s Campus Ecology Team is back for Day 2 of the Sustainability Education Summit where hundreds of environmental, education and business leaders are working together to create an …

Georgia Campus Sustainability Meeting

6/17/2010 // By Carly Queen

On June 11, 2010 the National Wildlife Federation, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia co-hosted the first-ever Georgia Campus Sustainability Meeting at Macon State College. Fifty-two …

True Roots: One NWFer Reconnects Through Eco-Schools USA

6/15/2010 // By Laura Hickey

Laura Hickey is National Wildlife Federation’s Senior Director of Global Warming Education and Eco-Schools USA. This month, she traveled back in time with the Eco-Schools USA program.

Tomorrow' s Table

Five Questions: How Will Genetic Engineering Shape Sustainable Agriculture?

3/16/2010 // By NWF

Pam Ronald’s new book on organic farming and the future of food, Tomorrow’s Table, highlights the latest research in the field of genetic engineering, and the ways it might solve water, habitat and toxicity issues inherent in conventional farming. We …

University of North Carolina food services

Overcoming Obstacles in the Local Food Scene

3/16/2010 // By NWF

By Leslie Wells Sometimes, the grass is really greener in your own backyard. Since Campus Ecology ran its first case studies on local and sustainable food back in 2003 (see St. Bonaventure and Warren Wilson College), the phenomenon has blossomed, …

Energy Liaisons, University of Illinois

Schools Raise Staff’s Energy IQ

1/26/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe It’s all well and good to install CFLs, upgrade the cooling system efficiencies, and provide alternative transportation options for employees and students, but when lights get left on, the thermostat is set too low, and no …

Are Bioplastics As Good As They Seem?

1/12/2010 // By NWF

By Leslie Wells For universities hoping to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill, using bioplastics in cafeterias seems like a straightforward solution with notable benefits such as creating nutrient-rich compost for the university. However, new obstacles are …

Pedal Power: What Academe Knows About Bikes

12/22/2009 // By NWF

By Paul Tolmé Susan Handy is the type of bicyclist that environmentalists and policymakers would like to see more of on American roadways. She commutes to work by bike, rides to the store for groceries and pedals her children to …