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It’s Official: Inaugural U.S. Green Ribbon School Award Winners Announced!

4/30/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

On April 23, 2012, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, alongside White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, announced the winnersof the inaugural U.S. Green Ribbon School Awards. Seventy-eight schools representing 29 states were […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – April 27, 2012

4/27/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Senate Agriculture Committee Improves Farm Bill, but More Work Needed April 26 – The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate […] Read more >

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Video: Tell Heartland to Keep Climate Denial and Bogus Controversy Out of Our Schools

3/1/2012 // By Max Greenberg

In a recent fundraising appeal and petition, The Climate Reality Project released a short video (see below). In it, some precocious kids tell us what they’ve been learning: “Human activity isn’t changing the climate…CO2 is harmless!…People can’t change the weather…A […] Read more >

President Obama at the first White House Science Fair in 2010. No presidents ever came to my science fairs, just sayin'. (flickr | cerebus19)

Second White House Science Fair Features Young STEM Innovators and Environmental Projects

2/7/2012 // By Max Greenberg

President Obama is hosting the second White House Science Fair today, featuring more than 100 students representing “competitions and organizations that work with students and inspire them to excel in STEM”(science, technology, engineering and math). Exhibits will include designs for […] Read more >

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Green Schools Trend on Display in Texas

2/1/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The green schools movement is now a bona fide national trend. Case in point: the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) voted to include environmental education provisions in an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act […] Read more >

Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Only Congress Can Prevent Smokey Bear’s Death by Budget Cuts

12/1/2011 // By Max Greenberg

You read that title right. Smokey (along with Woodsy Owl) is part of the U.S. Forest Service’s suite of programs aimed at advancing conservation education among American students and the public at large. This week, that’s being targeted for elimination as […] Read more >

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Red, Green and Blue! 34 States Opt In to U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award Program

11/30/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

In a time when our political differences seem to be more polarizing than ever, it is encouraging to see that education remains a bipartisan issue.  Half of the 34 states that have now opted in to the U.S. Green Ribbon […] Read more >

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U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award gets the Green Light!

9/29/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Today is a fantastic day for the environmental education movement!   The U.S. Department of Education alongside the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award.  This program will recognize and award […] Read more >