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6 Common Activities That Harm Wildlife

11/19/2015 // By Laura Bruss

Sometimes we forget that nearly everything we do has an impact on the world around us. Here are six common activities that many of us don’t realize have a negative effect on wildlife: 1. Using Products with Microbeads Have you ever …


Book Review: Eco Boys And Girls by Maria Snyder

10/16/2013 // By Kevin Coyle

The greatest challenge in providing education for young children is how to have an artful balance of informative lessons and entertaining pictures and stories that capture a child’s mind and heart.  The new Eco Boys And Girls book series by …


Eco Boys And Girls Inspire Kids to Live and Play Sustainably

10/10/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

For Earth Day in 2010, Maria Snyder debuted her characters, the Eco Boys And Girls, at the Liberty Science Center. Snyder, an activist, artist and model, developed Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray Recycle and Sammy Sun because she wanted to use her art …

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How Are Students Staying Green At College This Fall?

9/23/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Sapna Batish The environment is a significant concern for many of today’s young adults.  As students start or return to college this fall, they will have a range of options to help minimize their impact on the …

Cattle ranchers from the Sao Marcelo Ranch in Brazil. Photo credit: Pisco del Gaiso

Gucci Goes Green at Paris Fashion Week

3/5/2013 // By NWF

This post was written by Nathalie Walker, Manager of National Wildlife Federation’s Tropical Agriculture, Forests and Climate Project For decades, fashion designers have looked to wildlife and the natural world for inspiration. Today, however, they’re taking it one step further at Paris …

Spicy Tuna Tartare in a Sesame Miso Cone, one of the delectable dishes in store for guests at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball.

Gourmet Dining at the Green Inaugural Ball

1/18/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen One of the most frequently asked questions about the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball is, “Do I have to eat before the Ball?” Well there is an easy response: “Come hungry!”  The evening will feature epicurean …

Onree Gill

Onree Gill, Sheila E. and Mayer Hawthorne to Perform at 2013 Green Inaugural Ball

1/10/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen. Just like the 2009 star-studded Green Inaugural Ball, this year’s event will bring together top leaders in the environment, energy, and green-technology communities to honor President Barack Obama. With such a broad and diverse audience, …

Washinton's Metro system is one of the best options for getting around during Inaugural festivities. Flickr photo by .

How Will YOU Get to the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball?

1/9/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen. The Newseum, site of the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, is centrally located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of D.C. and all of the inaugural action. Choosing the Newseum as our green venue provides attendees with …


Step 1 to Running a Truly Green Event: Finding the Right Spot

1/3/2013 // By Guest Author

By Shelley Cohen.  The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will bring together diverse groups from among the energy, environment, conservation, and clean-tech communities. The attendees are  among those on the front lines of addressing the most pressing environmental challenges of our …

Moss-covered tree, WA, 1927 Credit: Darius Kinsey

3 Cheerful Eco-Friendly Tips to Brighten the Darkest Days of the Year

12/22/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Try these three easy eco-friendly tips to brighten your day! 1. Purchase live trees, flowers, and plants instead of cut varieties Beautiful bouquets of flowers are hard to resist, especially in winter when it seems so little is blooming. But, there are …