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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 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 …

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What Does Green Mean To African Americans?

8/8/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

As a child my sisters and I would sometimes share bath water and shop at the Goodwill for Sunday dresses.  My great grandma would unearth worms to go fishing and all the fish she didn’t cook, were buried in a …

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 …

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. …

Michigan Greenforce Initiative Summit a Success

2/18/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Yesterday at Lansing Community College- West Campus, 90 participants from across the state of Michigan participated in the first Greenforce Initiative summit. With 15 community colleges represented, state agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations and small-to- large green businesses the excitement in the room …

To Save Resources, Campuses get Creative–and Competitive

11/10/2010 // By Jen Fournelle

Colleges and universities love a good rivalry with another school, whether competing in academics, sports, best food, or prettiest campus — and now, energy and resource savings. Add school pride and innate love of competition to students’ desire to make the world a better place and you get over 40 schools participating in the first ever Campus Conservation Nationals!

Take the Lead For Green – 10 Ways to be an Eco-Leader On Your Campus This Year

10/4/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

A new school year is a time of many changes, which makes it a perfect time to build new habits, get rid of old ones, and encourage those around us to do the same. There are many ways to be an environmental leader on campus, and some of theA most effective of them are easier than might be expected. From residence halls to recreation activities, most colleges and universities (even the eco-friendly ones) are full of opportunities for increased sustainability. Here are 10 ways that anyone– student, faculty, or campus liason – can help their campus “go green” in 2010-2011.

Back to the Blogosphere

6/12/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Sorry we've been a little quiet lately. To ease you back, here's a piece done by one of our members at the Chronicle of Higher Education about using the university's progress towards sustainability as a teaching tool: "The mission of …

Climate on Campus….Heats Up Starting this Week!

1/31/2009 // By Julian Keniry

  Starting this week, National Wildlife Federation and partners launch the first of three national initiatives this winter and spring that will collectively mobilize an estimated 300,000 students, young people and community leaders in addressing the global warming crisis in …

Final Round-up for AASHE 2008

11/13/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

We had a great time at AASHE: Sustainability on Campus and Beyond, and hope you did as well. The general feeling was one of determination, as members of universities and colleges from all over North America shared ways to make …