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A Juniata College student enjoys the bike share program

How Bikeable Is Your Campus?

9/12/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Looking for a new way to travel around campus this year? How about a bicycle?! Bicycles are a super-efficient way to get from your dorm to class in practically no time at all. Surely you were looking for a way […] Read more >

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

6/6/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August 3, 2012. NWF’s Campus Ecology program has published case studies […] Read more >

Keystone XL Backers Could Derail 1 Million Jobs

5/16/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Friends of Big Oil have been making a habit in this session of Congress of threatening to scuttle “must pass” legislation in order to hasten construction of the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline.  In June, yet another special interest showdown is […] Read more >

Is this the message Congress is sending to kids? (flickr | annshi)

House Transportation Bill Would Defund Programs to Help Kids Walk to School Safely

2/2/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee released its transportation bill yesterday, and it’s already been billed “a march of horribles” that would strip funding from public transit, urban improvements for the safety of bikers and pedestrians, and would eliminate Safe […] Read more >

3 Campuses make greener transportation a priority – Appalachian State, U of Chicago, and U Mass Amherst

12/5/2011 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 campus sustainability case studies are online now at www.nwf.org/campuscasestudies. The following is the second in a series of blog posts to highlight some of the notable projects and trends represented in our database. Colleges and universities […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – November 18, 2011

11/18/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Bad Ballast Water Bill Threatens America’s Waters and Wildlife Nov. 15, 2011 – The House of Representatives […] Read more >

biking

We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction

7/14/2011 // By Jenna Peters

While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help but think about how lucky I am to have the […] Read more >

Electric Vehicles’ Price at the Pump: 75 cents “per gallon”

3/30/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

Last week, the global price of oil rose above $105 per barrel and the national average price of gasoline hit $3.55 per gallon– the highest ever for this time of year.  However, if you could plug your car into an […] Read more >

Transportation and Smart Growth

From Theory to Practice: Integrating Equity in Smart Growth

3/7/2011 // By Marc Littlejohn

The 10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference (www.newpartners.org) held in Charlotte in February was a testament to the importance and urgency of placing equity and inclusion at the center of the movement to create sustainable communities. This was […] Read more >

American-made Electric Cars: President Obama and High School Students Agree

1/26/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his goal to see 1 million plug-in and electric vehicles on the road by 2015.  Electric vehicles (EVs) are a great example of the potential of American innovation to […] Read more >