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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.
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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 […] Read more >

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, […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

Obama Goes to Copenhagen!

12/1/2009 // By NWF

A day before Thanksgiving, President Obama gave us all a little something more to be thankful for by announcing that he will attend next week’s climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The announcement came after thousands of youth contacted the White House […] Read more >

One Minute to Midnight: Educating for Action

10/17/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Responsibility is in the air at this weekend’s Bioneers conference. The attendees are, by and large, concerned about the impact they and their organizations exert on a stressed planet, and perhaps no one feels more culpable than teachers and education […] Read more >

QOTD: How Sustainability Rankings Influence the University

10/15/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

On the heels of our earlier post on sustainability rankings comes this quote from Charlotte Strem, interim director of physical and environmental planning at the University of California's Office of the President:   "Campuses measure profits and other things differently […] Read more >

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1/22/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

We've officially gone down the rabbit hole. For the latest news on campus sustainability programs, clean energy and the environment, follow us here. Read more >